Chapter Website Rebuild Project
We have a wonderful, talented group of students and professionals who are rebuilding this website.
Who’s Doing This?
This is a team effort that requires a variety of skillsets. The STC Arizona Chapter would like to recognize the following students and professionals (our Agile scrum teams) for their efforts:
|Scrum Team Members|
What’s Our Plan?
We’re analyzing, planning, and building together, step by step.
Some of the things we’re covering include:
- Identifying our stakeholders. Who will use the site?
- Creating user personas and scenarios. What are the backgrounds of our stakeholders, and what would they need from the website? We’re creating personas for the following audience types:
- Technical communication/user experience (UX) students
- Technical communication/UX educators
- Technical communication/UX professionals
- Employers/hiring managers
- STC officers/chapter members
Here’s one of our persona examples:
- Setting website feature and content goals. What features and content will we need to include in the website to meet the needs of our audience?
- Conducting UX analyses (including a card sorting exercise). We’ll discuss our UX results in our planning and development sessions.
- Building the site in WordPress. We’re using WordPress as our website application, and all participants will have the opportunity to help develop the site as administrators.
- Testing the site for browser compatibility and responsive design. We’re going to make sure our theme and features work in all major browsers and device types.
- Replacing the current site at www.stc-phoenix.com with the new one at www.stcaz.org. Yes, we’ll have a new URL that better represents the chapter’s geographic region.
How Will We Manage This?
We’re using the following tools to manage the project:
We’re using Slack to manage our group and team communications:
Agile Methodology and Trello Software
When Will We Be Done?
To complete the project on time, we’re going to:
- Work as scrum teams to complete our user stories in five monthly sprints (April 1–August 31).
- Hold weekly standups (using Zoom webinar software, conference calls, etc.) to discuss our progress and goals for the next two weeks.
- Put the site online by August 31. Please mark your calendar. We’d love to get your feedback!