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!

4 eCommerce Trends and Technologies You Need to Know in 2020

By Project Planning and Management, SEO, Technology, Web Design October 14, 2019

Thanks to today’s technology, many consumers have begun to prefer shopping online to shopping in-person. In 2018, worldwide retail e-commerce sales reached $2.86 trillion, with Australians spending $21.3 billion in online shopping. 
Aside from consumer demand, technology is playing a pivotal role in reshaping the e-commerce landscape. According to recent studies, in 2015, less

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3 Failed Agile Projects And Where They Went Wrong

By Agile Development, Mobile Development, Project Planning and Management, Technology, Web Development October 8, 2019

Think using Agile development is a surefire way to ensure project success? It’s not that simple. Agile is the software development design methodology that allows developers to do work in small increments (Sprints), and produce client deliverable in a way that allows the project to continue and evolve through an ongoing feedback loop. 
Agile

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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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