~ Of Development Methodology & Gantt Charts ~

Hello again, everyone!

In this post, I’m going to cover my approach to website design by talking about development methodology and Gantt charts.

Development Methodology /

After researching several different forms of methodologies with which to approach site development, I’ve settled on a particular method known as The Iterative Model.

Starting with initial ideas and concepts, the Iterative approach gradually builds upon the first plans by gradually adding more and more layers to it, building a complete project piece by piece.

So it’ sort of like putting together pieces of a puzzle! Or painting by numbers. Or…something. Ahem.

One of the key benefits of this approach to development is that it also leaves room for revisiting existing pieces of the project in the future, in case things need to be tweaked and changed due to a change in direction.

With this in mind, the main reason I’ve chosen this is because I enjoy to work on things one piece at a time! The flexibility it allows is also a major draw for me, too.

Gantt Chart /

What is a Gantt chart? I’m just going to go right ahead and assume that you both asked and want to know!

A Gannt chart is a specialized chart first invented by a gentlemen by the name of Henry Gantt in the 1910’s (thanks Wikipedia). They’re primarily used by management in project-work scenarios to create a timeline for…project management.

I’ve created a Gant chart (using a site called Gantter — free to sign up, easy to use, produces nice charts - does utilize a not very well known cloud storage client, however) to chart a timeline of sorts for the Pod Bay Doors website project over the course of the coming semester.

This is what a Gantt chart looks like:

A timeline for my project - in colour!

With that said, that’s about all for now! Just wanted to provide a quick update with insight for the processes I’ll be using to weave the Pod Bay Doors into existence from the ethers.

Thanks for reading, and I’ll catch you in the next post! :)

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