60% of Websites Fail to Launch on Time

LAUNCH OR BUST Launch delays hurt. Missed deadlines, bills for overtime development, and business goals just don't mix well. We asked more than 1,200 professional web developers to reveal the truth about launch delays. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and launch on time. No more last-minute scrambles. HOW MANY SITES DID YOU BUILD IN THE PAST YEAR? .. 2 4 10 or more Every new project requires set-up time, but there's no glory in reinventing the wheel. Start the real work on day one with Pantheon. Focus on features, not plumbing. WAS YOUR LAST LAUNCH DELAYED? 60% YES 40% NO Ouch. Time to regroup. Luck, or Pantheon? It's true. Many sites don't meet their launch deadlines. But there's hope. Pantheon Multidev streamlines the development and QA process for teams. Start now. HOW LONG WAS THE LAUNCH DELAYED? Most launches 2 to 4 weeks were delayed at least 1 month. 1 to 2 weeks 2 to 3 months More than 3 months LAUNCH DELAY 1 month 2 months 3 months Your website launch isn't the only thing that gets pushed back. So do campaigns, growth, and profits. Even one-week delays can hit the bottom line. WHY WAS YOUR LAUNCH DELAYED? Bugs Customer Client Changes Development Decisions Delays Design Modules Issues Client Needed Budget Content Data Migration Service Initial Last Minute Changes Requirements Features Review Scope Creep Problems Reasons Late Delivery Project Server wanted Testing Most delays happen in development. What's more important-adding another feature, or hitting your launch date? You shouldn't have to choose. WHAT WOULD HELP MORE SITES LAUNCH ON TIME? Better Planning Launch Realistic Easier Development Live Better Q&A Pantheon Drupal Clients Better Testing Scope Project Content Better Communication Infrastructure Team Better Support Modules Deployment Specifications Platform Hosting Staff Requirements It's unanimous. 1,200 developers look to Pantheon to beat the clock. DELIVERABLES VS. DEADLINES? NOT ANY MORE. Launch on time and knock out every feature on your list. Teams that use Multidev develop so fast, even last-minute changes can't hold them back. A PANTHEON Professional Web Developer Survey, 2013 • 1,200 participants, all size companies PERCENTAGE OF SITES FREQUENCY OF RESPONSE

60% of Websites Fail to Launch on Time

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Recently, Pantheon surveyed more than 1,200 developers and project managers about their last project and whether it launched on time. The results? Nearly 60% missed their launch deadlines. That might...


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