Design & Development Methodology

A hybrid waterfall and agile model that is optimized for development speed and cost control

Strategy & Planning

  • Project analysis and strategic plan
  • Business requirements definition (BRD)
  • Technical solution and functional specifications
  • Project plan, estimate and timeline
  • Scope of work (SOW)

Concept & Design

  • Information architecture (IA)
  • User experience design (UX)
  • User Interface design (UI)
  • User interaction design
  • Visual design

Production & Development

  • Front-end development
  • Database design
  • Application development
  • Alpha and beta testing
  • Quality assurance (QA) checks
  • User acceptance testing (UAT)

Deployment & Rollout

  • Launch plan and logistics
  • Deploy solution to production hosting environment
  • Final quality assurance (QA) checks
  • DNS redirects
  • Launch announcement

RDP Cloud

The specimen for the sample artifacts and before/after website results (below) are for RDP Cloud, a freelance project from 2015. The requirements called for a Bootstrap-based website redesign with a .NET/SQL Server backend.

My role was Information Architect, UX Designer, Visual Designer and Front-end Developer. It’s a good example of the process I follow, with the handoff to a former colleague, who did the backend development and deployment.