Schedule

Create the schedule for your online product using the format of your choice. Make sure it aligns with your budget, project description and support letters.

The schedule needs to:

  • be structured around the five project phases, the key deliverables and the quality assurance reviews described in Deliverables
  • identify the durations and responsibilities for each task
  • be formatted for all pages to print clearly and legibly on 11” x 17” paper, in landscape orientation
  • be saved as a PDF

Tasks can include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning
    • establish project team
    • validate schedule with team members and others involved in your project
    • finalize budget
    • hire/allocate project resources
    • manage resources and relationships
    • establish and manage review or advisory committees
    • activate and manage community involvement
    • confirm contracts (research, curatorial, design, etc.)
    • allocate time for project, schedule and budget monitoring
    • establish testing and quality control protocols
  • Content development and production
    • conduct content research
    • develop an interpretive plan
    • confirm availability of collections, artifacts and/or objects
    • secure all documents, images, visuals, audio, video and other material
    • arrange for copyrights clearance and licenses
    • write texts (interpretive, captions, alternative texts, transcriptions, information, metadata)
    • translate texts
    • edit texts in all languages
    • proofread texts in all languages
    • produce visuals (illustrations, maps, etc.)
    • digitize all required material
    • produce preliminary and final graphics for design/multimedia/animation/gaming/interactives
  • Technical development and production
    • develop technical planning documents (information architecture, site flows, site maps etc.)
    • develop wireframes, design and layout
    • implement programming and production (frontend: HTML, CSS, jquery etc., backend: php, database, API)
    • ensure CMS customization
    • test that the online product meets the accessibility requirements outlined in the VMC technical specifications
    • conduct Quality Assurance and fix issues and bugs
    • perform integration and deployment
  • Audience evaluation
    • conduct front-end evaluation of concept, content and/or design
    • conduct formative evaluation of content and/or prototypes
    • communicate evaluation results
    • adjust and correct product
  • Deployment, launch and maintenance
    • plan and develop promotional activities
    • produce final report and documentation
    • verify all links
    • gather and report on web statistics

Date modified: June 2020