SlyngShot Web SLC (Solution LifeCycle)
A SLC, a Solution LifeCycle, consists of a 12 stages that guide the effort needed to develop, implement, and maintain an excellent solution. A SLC always begins with assessment and ends with evaluation and maintenance. Each stage consists of a Goal, Start Criteria, and an Action Plan.
Stage 1: Assessment
Figure out what you like, want and need. Assess what and how we can help you understand, accomplish, obtain, succeed, or avoid. Capture goals, roadblocks, and constraints.
Stage 2: Solution
Figure out what we can do for you. Craft a solution that achieves your goals, overcomes any roadblocks, and fits within your constraints.
Stage 3: Information
Figure out and obtain all the needed information from you or other sources.
Stage 4: Systems
Setup all the systems that are needed to implement your solution. This includes domain name(s), server(s), email and accounts, database(s), 3rd party services, and more.
Stage 5: Style
Develop, design, and integrate the logo, branding, templates, multimedia, and other creative pieces.
Stage 6: Structure
Develop, design, and integrate the outline, flow, and navigation.
Stage 7: Substance
Develop, edit, format, and process all of the content, data, and research.
Stage 8: Testing
Test all site functionality, usability, performance. Check for consistency, grammar, and spelling.
Stage 9: Deployment
Deploy and configure all code, media, and data to the live environment.
Begin short term, long term, and/or ongoing promotion campaigns.
Stage 11: Evaluation
Establish and measure site metrics and result benchmarks. Review Web SLC as a whole and by stage.
Stage 12: Maintenance
Maintain the solution, keeping it working, current, and effective.