Website Projects - Timelines and Process

Website Projects - Timelines and Process

PROJECT TIMELINE DEFINITIONS:

START DATE IS EQUAL TO: The date this agreement is signed and executed and initial payment is received.

PROJECT LAUNCH DATE IS EQUAL TO:  Date all Onboarding Forms are complete and sent to CI Web Group.

ON BOARDING FORMS: Forms required to initiate the launch date for your new project.

PROJECT TIMELINE OR DURATION: The Total Business Days to Complete Project (i.e. Total Business Day's The Resources are Assigned to Project

ESTIMATED GO LIVE DATE: The initial and/or adjusted date the website is expected to Go Live. Estimated Go Live Dates are based on the total number of pages of content to write, transfer, edit and style. Estimated go Live Dates are adjusted frequently as the project, client and resources needs change, in addition to unforeseen circumstances and findings during mid project.


ESTIMATED GO LIVE ADJUSTMENTS


Project timelines are estimates and can be adjusted. Project timelines and estimated go live dates are heavily impacted by:

  • CI Web Group Production Pipeline at the time of your "Project Launch".

  • Client's availability and response times for major milestones. To keep a project's initial estimated go live date, responses are due within 3 days of a request for action.

  • The size and complexity of the project based on the service agreement (i.e. Number of pages to write, transfer, style and/or edit. Number of products to transfer. Custom development. Etc.

  • Exceeding the allowable rounds of changes during the design and development phase, and the complexity.

  • Unforeseen challenges that arise during the project (once we have access to see or find other issues)

  • 3rd Party Unavoidable Delays such as ownership, access, transfer, etc.


CLIENT PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:


MAJOR MILESTONES FOR WEBSITE & LANDING PAGE PROJECTS


  1. ONBOARDING FORMS COMPLETION AND SUBMISSION

  2. PROJECT LAUNCH MEETING - ESTIMATED 1 - 2 HOURS

  3. DESIGN REVIEW (MAX 3 ROUNDS OF CHANGES) AND DESIGN APPROVAL FORM SUBMISSION

  4. CONTENT REVIEW (MAX 3 ROUNDS OF CHANGES) AND APPROVAL

  5. DEVELOPMENT SITE REVIEW (MAX 3 ROUNDS OF CHANGES) AND GO LIVE APPROVAL FORM SUBMISSION


If we do not receive changes or a response within 5 business days of the request, we will deem the work is approved.


WEBSITE PROJECT TIMELINES


PROJECT DURATION ESTIMATES (SAMPLES BASED ON SUBSCRIBED CONTENT REQUIREMENTS)


Total Number of Pages to Transfer and Write

Estimated Project Duration

1 - 25

45 - 60 Business Days

26 - 50

60 - 75 Business Days

51 - 100

3 Months

100 - 150

4 Months

150 - 250

5 Months

250 - 500

6 Months

501 - 750

7 Months

751 - 1000

8 Months

1000 +

9+ Months

NOTE: The Number of Images to transfer and label, rounds of changes, customer response time, how much or little detail the client provides in the onboarding forms, how specific the client is with expectations and changes, project scope changes, gaining access to required logins and passwords, unforeseen issues with prior website, content or permissions, holidays and production pipeline all impact the estimated timeline.


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ALLOWABLE ROUNDS OF CHANGES:


DESIGN WORK: 3 Rounds of Changes Allowed. You can purchase additional rounds of changes for $200 each. Project Duration. Once design is approved, and site is in development, any design changes that result in coding/development changes can me made for an additional investment of $500.


DEVELOPMENT SITE: 3 Rounds of Changes Allowed. You can purchase additional rounds of development changes for $500 each. Changes are defined as basic content, image, navigation and color changes. New additions above and outside of your service agreement are quoted separately.


LOGO OR FEATURED MANUFACTURER BRAND CHANGES: Featured Manufacturer Brand changes are $500 each after initial Designs are approved.


CUSTOM CONTENT WRITING: 3 Rounds of Change are Allowed. Any additional changes should be made by the client.


CONSULTING AND TRAINING: Consulting and training hours available on a monthly or individual project basis.

TOTAL PROJECT DURATION AND PROJECT TIMELINE EXTENSIONS


If client project duration exceeds the planned timeline, client may be required to pay a 10% of project fee, per month to extend planned resources each month past the project timeline below. If you are unable to provide reviews and approvals (Major Milestones) within your project timeline, your project will be placed on hold.  There are no refunds for delayed or abandoned projects.



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