Aegion approached TDK to elicit and provide detailed requirements definition, in order to assess the scope, budget and timeline for the project. TDK business analysts examined the existing corporate websites and conducted 15 stakeholder interviews in order to capture the required features and functionality. Requirements were analyzed and prioritized with input from the project owner. TDK defined the architecture, design and implementation elements of the website, including requirements for tools, application development, wireframes, site structure, usability, infrastructure, content management system (CMS), locale, bandwidth, SEO and mobile.
TDK created a comprehensive requirements document and recommended a phased approach for executing the website redesign. Based on the complexity and size of the project, a phased approach offered a framework for maintaining focus on delivering business value quickly, while reducing the overall risk associated with the project. The phases of the project were carefully defined to ensure that each new phase was built upon the previous phases. In the initial phase the core website architecture was created and implemented, followed by subsequent iterations which incrementally added design, content, and functionality. Each phase produced a functional release to be tested against the requirements. This resulted in higher quality, less risk, improved change accommodation and increased reuse of components.