How do web development projects normally go?
Failing to meet deadlines, bosses holding us by the necks, project managers going overboard…
It’s not just your organization, that’s exactly how many organizations have to experience. Getting a website project is no piece of cake, it requires a great deal of effort and a lot of effective management.
When it comes to website development, many CEOs have a false misconception.
We explored the Internet to find out what plethora of problems do web designers & developers face when explaining company CEOs about complicated web development projects?
Here are a few misconceptions of the CEOs.
1) Website Design is Easy Because WordPress Happened
All thanks to WordPress, many website owners have a false sense of belief that website design is easy peasy. A simple website with a few service pages, an about us page, an integrated blog, a payment method and other basic functionalities is considered a basic website design which designers & developers can easily create in a blink of a second.
However, what CEOs fail to realize is that a website as such can take a lot of time and consideration. It’s not easy to gather the necessary resources and all the legitimate expertise to make it work.
In order to make sure the website functions correctly, developers invest a lot of their time & efforts. What’s even more frustrating is the fact that simpler the website, the more time consuming it is to make it all work. Many CEOs don’t understand the following basics and often lose talented individuals.
2) Involving the Entire Office in a Single Website
From directors to managers, from clients to other stakeholders, CEOs want everyone to get involved in a single website. They don’t understand that a website needs to have a gist of what customers want.
Instead, they often become victims of what the managers feel is best for the website.
Website design is a mix of marketing practices. It involves content strategy, it addresses user flows, it focuses on website layouts, it focuses on the needs and wants of the customer.
Rather than understanding these nitty gritty’s, CEOs often empower their own needs and wants.
The end-product often ends up being a complete distraught.
3) Once a Website is Complete, IT’S COMPLETE!
Many CEOs believe that once a website is launched, it’s complete and now no more work will be required.
However, this is a wide held misconception because websites require constant updates. Besides what if there are new features that you want to add or bring more services into your industry?
CEOs often fall under the misconception that their few pager websites will work for years and they may never have to face any issues. As a result, if it hits a snag, they become overwhelmed.
All in all, the fact of the matter is that a website is never complete.
The Internet is constantly evolving and since, it is going through a constant evolution, you need to make sure that your site information remains up-to-date with the changing norms of the online world.
For example, if Google updates its algorithm, SEO marketers require developers to assist them.
4) Great User Experience Can Be Created by Just About Anyone
One of the worst things about designing a website’s user experience is that everyone wants to butt-in.
Website designing is no child’s play. Your board of directors or project managers can’t create the perfect user experience. The IT guy who handles the networks or the security system specialist has the capability of striking the right user experience. The only way you can achieve that is through someone who holds significant information on how to design the best user experience. Without a doubt, there are several free website design & development tools in the market which enable just about any business owner to create a website but that certainly does not mean they have the perfect sense of creating the right UI/UX.
CEOs often don’t consider hiring a professional UI/UX developer for this purpose.
We asked Kamsoft Technologies who provided insight that it’s one of the leading reasons why websites fail to create the impact it is supposed to create on its respective end-users.
5) I am the CEO, so Everyone Should Follow My Command
Well even if you’re the CEO, it doesn’t mean that your experience is anywhere near to a specialized person who has spent years creating websites. Many CEOs falsely believe that they are the experts in everything.
They believe that they have sound knowledge on content marketing, design & development & just about everything in between. However, their false sense of belief often leads them to their own failures.
Do you know that 90% of the startups devastatingly fail during their initial year because of bad designs? Well, it’s possibly because the CEOs behind such website designs always held the misconception.
Even if they are the Mr. Know-it-All, they should let others take ownership so they produce better results.
So that’s just about every important thing which I believe every CEO must consider when it comes to website design & development. CEOs are the foundation of the engine, they create the platform. The real fuel are the resources which they onboard to push the message forward. When they are failing to establish that essence, they fail greatly in creating the right impact on their audience.