Limiting Web Changes Is a False Economy

New Bamboo, the Web Development Specialist warns against limiting web changes during development. By taking a rigid and inflexible approach to web projects, businesses inadvertently risk delivering online products or services that do not fully meet stakeholder requirements.

In an independent survey of 100 senior IT managers and directors, 59% of respondents believed that by minimising the number of changes during web development they could avoid web project failures and reduce costs. Furthermore, 45% of respondents felt that a greater focus on scoping requirements at the start would help the process.

Top five myths of web development include:
1. By limiting web changes you will save money;
2. By involving more stakeholders you slow down the development time;
3. More flexibility means less control;
4. A detailed specification up front will limit project failure;
5. Web projects are always late and over budget.

New Bamboo recommends that IT professionals actively involve key business stakeholders in any web project. By adopting a dynamic and iterative approach with practices from the Agile philosophy, the project is constantly kept on course for success and avoids unnecessary and costly revisions at later stages. This kind of process also encourages new ideas and this in turn helps deliver better results.

The research, conducted by independent market researchers Vanson Bourne on behalf of New Bamboo, surveyed 100 IT professionals from large organisations in several industries, including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Distribution and Transport.

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