How to deliver and launch a website in 7 days? — case study

VSTORM
VSTORM
Jul 19 · 4 min read

Client: Lower Silesian Center for Cellular Transplantation

The Lower Silesian Center of Cell Transplantation with the National Bank of Marrow Donors was founded back in 1986. The high level of the National Bank laboratory has gained international approval in the form of the accreditation of the European Federation of Immunogenetics, which is an indispensable attribute of keeping the Register of Bone Marrow Donors and the selection of recipient pairs — the donor of the transplant.

www.dctk.wroc.pl

Business need: Tack a challenge to deliver and launch a website in 7 days

The Lower Silesian Center had a clear goal. They wanted to launch a website for their conference from scratch. Short term was the main challenge: there were only 7 days to design, develop and test the website before launching it in the real world. Andrzej Lange, Professor, and Head of the Lower Silesian Center wanted to create a great user experience for the target group of the event. That was an annual conference gathering doctors, professors and interns from all over the World, which meant that the website had to support the international payment methods and completely remote management for potential visitors and speakers. Mr. Lange had specific criteria for the potential IT partner to solve the task. Firstly, he researched their past works, similar to the website he wanted to achieve. Secondly, he looked for a young agency with an ambitious team and fresh take. Thirdly, he needed a team ready to take the challenge and start right away. Finally, the right IT team would not only consist of the technical experts but also keep in close touch and report the progress on each step of cooperation.

http://www.dctk.wroc.pl/galerie/konferencja-23-24042009

Approach:

VSTORM started by gathering the client’s needs through interviews with the CEO and the Lower Silesian Center team, to match the technical requirements and business demands. Traditionally for such a project, we chose to use the Agile Scrum framework to work with the client. VSTORM offered to set up the time for on-site stand-ups with the CEO and the team to ensure smooth communication and development progress. Considering the short terms, the selected designer and software developers started working from the moment the contract was signed.

VSTORM worked in a team of four: one UX/UI designer, one front-end developer, one back-end developer and scrum master to cover the client’s need in the quality and on-time delivery. To ensure that content managers are able to easily upload texts and images and make changes up to the last minute, VSTORM used the most popular CMS in the world — WordPress — and bootstrap on front-end.

The end website needed to be high-performing and load quickly all around the globe, giving target users from different countries a first-class experience. That is why VSTORM used some magic tricks to optimize the speed loading of the website.

During the last phase, the team had to integrate some marketing tools like the timer on the home page and implement database connection with the client’s email database.

Writing the code according to the cutting-edge practices with code review ensured quick and trouble-free development. VSTORM team also provided the client with instructions on how to manage content on the web page and successfully finished the works even 1 day before the deadline.

Summary:

In less than 7 days, VSTORM delivered the website from scratch with custom design and features. The entire development process was built on close cooperation with the client’s team in an agile framework. As a result, the client received an end solution for the annual conference that could be used for other events as well, thanks to the CMS allowing to manage the content without the additional help of IT developers. The ongoing code reviews and testing of the website allowed VSTORM to avoid bugs and launch the website successfully.

7 days from idea to realization

20+ nationalities of the conference visitors

50+ professors and doctors from all over the world participated in the event

Client’s review:

VSTORM team developed a website according to our expectations. They took the challenge and did it! The user interface was built very intuitive and easy for new users. Perfect team workflow and communication skills allowed us to run the project successfully.

Professor, habilitated doctor of Medical Sciences, Andrzej Lange, Co-founder & CEO of the hospital

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