In the world of web project management as it relates to building complex web applications, do you think that the development should follow design, or can both be done concurrently?
I’m involved with an exciting project with a fast approaching deadline. Because of this deadline the development team (database, JSP, and Flash) had to get involved early in the design phase making it difficult to update design templates down the road.
I was wondering what your thoughts are on this matter? I’ve been involved with such a large number of projects and had this same situation crop up, that I’m convinced that in most cases, design should be 100% complete before developers are called in.
By taking this approach, the developers can focus on development and not have to worry about new features or design changes.