What is an Integrated Web Team?
Integrated web teams comprise of a group of professionals who have expertise within and specialise in different areas such as backend, coding, design and the likes of project management. As their full focus is applied to each of their distinct roles, these professionals are experts in their field and do not have to dilute their skillset to disturb this focus. With this in place, a team of these professionals working together makes for an arguably superior custom website design process. This is because they can almost work at a telepathic level as they collectively work from the same page and understand the process as a team. With each team member knowing exactly what is needed and when it is needed, they can work like a well-oiled machine to completely exceed a client’s expectations.
The Trouble with Third Parties
Removing an element from this process and outsourcing it to a third party always makes things troublesome. Not only is the seamless flow between integrated web teams disrupted, but both timescales and costs will always be increased. This is firstly because the sheer amount of communication and liaising between the team doing A, B and C and the third party doing X, Y and Z is a very time-consuming process (time which would be better spent actually working on your website brief) and secondly because you are hiring more than once agency / company to complete a single project. This also has a knock-on effect on your own workload as you have more than one point of contact to monitor and keep abreast with for updates and progress reports. With an integrated web team, you will only need to keep in touch with the project manager and they are usually proactive in this regard (as is their role), thus minimising the amount of time you need to dedicate to chase up these progress reports.
What Results can you Expect?
If you do not choose integrated web teams to build, design and deploy your custom website; you can expect to encounter more problems once the website is eventually live online. As the process has been fractured and completed by bodies with different styles and different methods, it means that your website will never be one complete and cohesive system. This can result in a subpar user experience (UX) that your website visitors will not enjoy using and interacting with, along with a poor conversion rate due to both the front and backend of your website being clunky and inferior as opposed to responsive and fluid. It can also mean that the time and money you have spent, with the very real possibility that times and budgets went over, was an overall fruitless exercise that will leave you frustrated and scorned with the website design process. This process can actually be quite an enjoyable and productive one when you are just dealing with a single, superior integrated web team.
We here at Webheads feel very passionate about this subject because we have spent years building our simply stellar team along with tried and tested custom website design techniques and processes. For over twenty years we have worked extremely efficiently to excel at our collective craft and to completely exceed client expectations with their on time and on budget websites. We have an array of glowing client testimonials and a sprawling portfolio of highly successful websites to this effect.