Project Planning and Management

Managing web and software development projects is something that we do on a daily basis. Read on to learn more about 4mation’s project management techniques!

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Don’t Just Imagine It, See It Work

By Project Planning and Management January 18, 2018

Imagine having the power to see and evaluate a working model of your digital project before making a major investment.

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5 Pitfalls to Avoid with Your Software Development Project

By Project Planning and Management December 19, 2017

Seeing a software project through to its completion is a complex and challenging task. With research showing a staggering 66% of all software projects fail, it’s not uncommon for anyone to get halfway through their project, only to realise it’s running over budget, over time and eventually upon completion, not delivering the value that

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That Moment When You Realise You Should Have Swiped Left on Your Web Development Agency

By Project Planning and Management December 6, 2017

So you’ve got the ‘post first-date’ blues. We all know that sinking feeling when you’re on a date and you realise it’s not going anywhere. Unlike dating, an investment in a major development project isn’t as easy as going back to tinder for another shot at love.

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The Hidden Costs of Hiring an Internal Developer

By Project Planning and Management March 2, 2017

Great quality at an affordable price tends to be an elusive combination. We find many clients reaching out to us, eager to use our services but under the assumption that hiring an internal developer will be cheaper and will give them more control over their project.

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The Indirect Costs of Quality Problems

By Project Planning and Management June 14, 2016

Quality problems in web and software development are sadly far too common. Often in a misguided attempt to hit delivery deadlines, Quality Assurance (QA) is not given the attention it deserves, or worse – skipped altogether.

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Why Our Processes Will Get You the Best Possible Result

By Project Planning and Management October 8, 2013

4mation Technologies is a process-driven company. We’ve been in business for twelve years—several generations in online terms!—and we’ve had a lot of time to refine our systems.

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What is Prototyping and Why Use It?

By Project Planning and Management July 10, 2013

Building a new home requires a lot of research and review of plans, materials and display homes before construction begins. In the same way, prototyping helps you refine the details of your web or software project.

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The Risks of Outsourcing Your Web Development Offshore

By Project Planning and Management June 24, 2013

Have you ever been tempted to outsource your web development offshore?
The promise of cheap hourly rates from offshore developers in India, China and the Philippines is a lure that many find hard to ignore. But what are the risks of outsourcing?
Many companies have attempted offshoring, and returned to quality Australian developers after

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Website Redesign: Should I Rebuild or Simply Improve my Website?

By Project Planning and Management May 9, 2013

Many people seem to be under the impression that a costly, time-intensive rebuild is the only solution to an older website or an internal, web-based system that’s been lacking in some TLC. However it may surprise you to learn that this is simply not the case!
New? Or renew?
Whilst a complete rebuild of

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The Importance of Using SSL Certificates

By Project Planning and Management January 7, 2013

It’s been a little over a year now since Google introduced default SSL searching for authenticated users, and in the last 12 months we’ve seen a significant number of sites start using sitewide SSL. It’s become clear that SSL is no longer the security tool reserved only for e-commerce checkouts and online banking.

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