Agile, flexible, but great structure

By placing equally great importance on the process of delivering your web solutions, and using a refined and effective software development process, we produce an end result that exceeds your expectations. From the initial sales meeting to project kick-off, delivery, and beyond, we strive to make every interaction with us a positive one. We understand that effective communication and collaboration are vital in achieving success. That's why we keep you informed and involved at every stage of the process, ensuring transparency and clarity throughout. 

Our clients choose us because we consistently deliver results with clarity, on-time, and within budget. We understand the significance of meeting deadlines and staying within the agreed-upon budget. Our experienced team is skilled at managing projects effectively, employing proven methodologies and strategies to ensure a smooth and efficient workflow.

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Abstract image by pawel czerwinski (unsplash)

An agile approach

We use a development process called Agile, designed to deliver high-quality products that meet your needs in a reliable, collaborative way and cost-effective way. Collaboration, change, and experimentation are at the heart of this process.
We split a project into 'sprints' throughout which you'll have regular communication with your dedicated project manager, show you our progress and agree together what's next. 
It’s not uncommon for requirements to shift during a project. Breaking a project into sprints means we can respond more effectively to these and  incorporate your feedback. Making incremental improvements along the journey ensures we deliver the result that you need, in time and on budget.

What does agile delivery look like?

Our process is based on iterative development, continuous collaboration, and adaptive planning, allowing for frequent feedback, flexibility, and the ability to deliver high-quality solutions in a dynamic way. Here's what that might look like for you.

01. Kick Off & Discovery

Each project we undertake starts with the crucial discovery phase. This involves assessing the current situation, reviewing your goals and objectives and formulating the plan to achieve them.

02. Audience research

We review, research and confirm the user type that will  most likely visit your site, taking time to understand their situation and needs so that we can plan direct routes to important information for them.

03. Information architecture & SEO

We will review any existing content and information architecture, including how your pages are organised. We'll help you to re-organise, clarify and optimise your website for your audiences and for search engines.

04. Technology

We assess the website technology choices, modules/ plugins and any integrations you might need. We'll look at business processes and team structure so that we can deliver tools and interfaces that work well for you. We'll make clear recommendations, confirm scope, budgets, and consider the future roadmap.

05. Design

UX designers work closely with you to understand your brand, messaging and audience. Using wireframes and prototypes, we'll demonstrate how pages hang together and carry content. We'll create visuals of key pages and components for review. We use your data to create a rich, user centric experience, whilst adding the visual wow.

06. Development sprints

Delivered in sprints of 1 to 4 week cycles, our developers will build necessary integrations, complete data migration, carry out cross-browser, mobile, performance, and security testing. All work is completed in a staging environment separate from your live website to allow you to see demos. 

07. Going live

We can handle DNS and security certificates if you want that taken off your hands entirely. We will configure your hosting environment, deploy your site, and conduct final checks to ensure a seamless and successful launch.

08. Ongoing support & maintenance 

After launch, we support you in ironing out any potential problems. Our help desk team will have been integrated into your project during internal testing and handover, so you'll be getting top notch support from a ready to go helpdesk team.

09. Training your team

We can train and educate your team how to use the site, so that they can be less dependent on us or other external agencies in order to make updates and any changes. 

Everyone is hands-on at Versantus and you feel like the entire agency is personally working for you

Samantha Happe - Audley Villages