Integrating Web Development Early is Key to a Smooth Project Process

You may be surprised when BFT brings a website developer into the project process early on – maybe even from the start.

Getting the right people involved at the right time helps project synergy and solves problems quickly. 

We talked with Rob C., our senior developer, about two frequently asked questions. The spark of curiosity that triggered this conversation helped our clients understand a bit more of what goes on behind the scenes. It may interest you as well. 

Q: Why is it important for web development to be involved in the early stages of a project?


A: In the early stages of a project, it’s important for web developers to be involved, spanning from estimation and discovery to requirements, UX, site structure, wireframing, and design.

This early engagement allows developers to provide insights that align with the overall vision and business/user needs. They play a vital role in identifying potential technical challenges or constraints, offering proactive solutions to mitigate any risks that could cause delays later in the project.

Web developers are instrumental in lending their insights into functional needs, contributing to detailed project requirements, and aiding decision-making with key client stakeholders.

Efficient and cost-effective project execution hinges on the early identification and understanding of the project and client goals.

This proactive approach ensures a smoother development process, allowing teams to address and define potential hurdles and challenges upfront, fostering successful collaboration, and eliminating potential misunderstandings along the way.

Q: What are some common misconceptions you see in web development?

A: In the dynamic landscape of technology, a common misconception about development is that it’s a quick and straightforward process. However, the reality is that writing code and implementing custom functionality requires planning, thoughtful design, testing, debugging, and attention to detail.

Linked to this misconception is the belief that all developers are proficient in every technology and skill set. In reality, developers often specialize in specific tools and coding languages and typically stay within those development realms. Venturing into new coding languages requires specialized training. We recognize that the constant evolution of technology requires ongoing research and understanding.

Another misconception is that developers operate in isolation, solely focused on writing code. To ensure the success of a project, developers should actively participate in the creative and planning processes, collaborating closely with designers, clients, and project managers.

Their diverse knowledge and backgrounds often serve as bridges between design and functionality, contributing valuable insights to decision-making for optimal solutions.

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