Join Patrick Rauland for an in-depth discussion in this video Detail tech specs, part of Ecommerce: Scoping Projects.
- In addition to knowing how the website should look…and what content to include,…it's helpful to know how the website should work.…The goal of tech specs is to document just that,…how everything should work.…So start simple.…If there's a contact form,…how does it work?…Who does it send the information to…and what information is collected?…Once you cover a few of the simple things,…start to think about all of the ecommerce functionality.…How does search work?…How does a customer reorder products?…And how does a customer pause their subscription?…One of the best ways to help you determine your tech specs…is to write user stories.…
I find that this is a great way…to flesh out specific details and questions…regarding the functionality of the site.…A user story is something like,…"As a user, I expect to be able to add items to my cart…and then check out."…So some of the questions…we would need to think about include:…How do I add products to the cart?…How do I see my cart?…How do I enter my billing details?…How do I apply my promo code?…
- Clarifying jargon
- Picking a proposal strategy
- Asking the right questions
- Estimating the scaling needs of a site
- Determining payment needs
- Understanding shipping needs
- Discussing currencies and taxes
- Determining localization needs
- Creating wireframes and site maps
- Creating prototypes
- Writing and presenting the proposal
- Keeping meetings on track
Skill Level Beginner
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