OUR PROCESS

Over the years we've honed the perfect process model. Adhering to the Connected Minds' 7 Step Process allows us to accurately quote/price your project, encourages proper work flow throughout your project, and most importantly, ensures the success of your project.

TYPICAL BREAKDOWN BY TASKS

DISCOVERY

5%

DESIGN

35%

EDIT

10%

DEVELOPMENT

40%

TEST

8%

LAUNCH

2%

SUPPORT

ONGOING

DISCOVERY (STEP 1)

Every project we start begins with the Discovery Phase. We typically start with a simple conversation where we hope to learn about you, your business, and your industry. We ask questions so we can better understand your goals for the project, learn about your audience and identify your competition.

 

Every project is designed for a specific brand/business,  is intended to attract a specific audience, hopes to communicate a specific idea, and should have specific intended goals.  The Discovery Phase is the the actual Connection of Minds. Once we have Connected Minds, and only then, can we work together in the pursuit of common goals.

LEARNING PHASE:

• Learn about you, your business, and project

• Learn about your audience/customers

• Identify your competition and industry leaders

• Define the scope of your project in detail

• Hear or help identify your goals

 

DISCUSSION PHASE:

• Discuss best solutions and best practices

• Mutually understand the full scope of the project

• Clearly define our involvement in the project in detail

 

BUDGET/ESTIMATE PHASE:

• Detailed estimate explaining scope, milestones, and estimated costs associated with completing the project

 

THE BUILD (STEPS 2, 3 & 4)

Every decision we make is determined by the goals laid out during the Discovery Phase. Internally we create a collaborative team of battle-tested industry rock stars tasked with exceeding the project's goals. We're avid proponents of agile development practices and take pride in our ability to design, develop, react, and refine anytime necessary. We work together transparently from the Discovery Phase through your Launch to ensure we are all working in harmony and synchronicity.

TESTING AND LAUNCH (STEPS 5 & 6)

Throughout the Build and before the official launch of your project, we diligently test every aspect, link, and detail of your project to ensure your site loads quickly and is compatible across all major browsers. We strive to create sites that are responsive. The Internet as an ecosystem is in constant flux. Making sure your product is mobile-ready, flexible, and provides an optimal viewing experience has never been more important. Our custom sites always strive to have fluid grids, flexible images, and use different CSS style rules based on characteristics of the device the site is being displayed on.

CROSS BROWSER COMPATIBLE

QUICK LOADING

RESPONSIVE/MOBILE-READY

ONGOING SUPPORT (STEP 7 & BEYOND)

We're always here when you need us. At launch we provide instruction, a one-on-one how-to coaching session focused on topics relevant to your project and ongoing maintenance.

 

Our consulting services give you access to ongoing comprehensive code, design, brand, and process reviews ensuring you meet your goals both now and in the future.

 

Want to make your project turn-key? We can help you interview and assign long-term team members who can support your vision on a hourly, contract, part-time, or full-time basis.

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