No matter whatever your goal is, building a web site to increase sales,
sharing internal information through an Intranet, business process
reengineering, or creating a data repository for business analyses,
our service approach remains the same. This approach will allow us
to create a system that truly addresses your needs. It will take you
through a step-by-step process that emphasizes your involvement and
Phase One: Discovery and Planning
first step is to explore your business problems or opportunity and
identify the most effective solution. Specific objectives will be
outlined and project scopes and target delivery dates will be determined.
Subsequent meetings will be set up with users to assess their requirements.
A feasibility study can be conducted to determine the cost effectiveness
of the solution. In addition, a detailed project plan with specific
milestones will be developed.
Phase Two: Feedback
At this stage, a prototype will be quickly developed by translating
user requirements into a visual design. At the client's requests,
multiple design variations can be produced for evaluation. The iterative
process of review and modifications will continue until the prototype
is refined into a working model. The goal of this step is to produce
a system that users really need.
Phase Three: Development
The prototype and functional specifications will be used as the
blueprint of the new system. For web sites, graphic components will
be converted into HTML codes and system functionality will be added.
If needed, a database will be created and populated. At the end
of this phase, we will conduct quality assurance to ensure satisfactory
Phase Four: Deployment
Once approved, the system will be rolled out into operation. We
will work with the client to ensure a smooth and reliable conversion
from the existing system to the new system. At this stage, we will
also provide the users with training and documentation. For web
sites, the client can request web marketing service after the deployment.
Virtualab can provide assistance in search engine submission, banner
exchange, newsletter management, and etc.
Phase Five: Growth
During this final stage, we will continue to monitor your system
or web site to ensure its trouble-free, efficient operation. Upon
the client's requests, Virtualab can provide additional services
in web hosting, system maintenance, technical support, and upgrade