Selected Projects » Content Propagation Tool
This is a special "content push" tool that I designed for the Vertex Pharmaceuticals website project back in 2006 as they needed a system that would allow them to automate the publishing of website content from discrete development, staging / QA, and production environments and to simplify site management as the company's web team was very small. As designed, it supported multiple websites and applications, custom database and server configurations, user management, full activity logging, scheduled content pushes, and perhaps most crucially, the ability to quickly rollback changes to a previous 'safe' state in case of problems.
This tool was used at least until 2012.
My Contributions (as Executive Producer)
- Assessing the application's requirements and writing the 40+ page functional specification.
- Designing and prototyping the user interface to help uncover functional, workflow, and logic flaws.
- Sourcing and managing the third-party vendor responsible for the tool's development.
- Testing the application end-to-end.