In early 2008, WorleyParsons recognised the need to update its website to better reflect the global nature of its operations and more effectively represent the range of services provided to its customers. Our approach involved the adoption of a Best Practice approach to web content management, so that we could easily change our website as the company continues to evolve.
Microsoft SharePoint was chosen as the platform for the website, as it was already used for our internal systems and our people were experienced in its application. We were confident that, with the aid of our design partner Walterwakefield and our development partner SSW, we could fulfil our companies objectives through this website.
Today www.worleyparsons.com is one of the world’s largest internet sites hosted on Microsoft SharePoint.
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Walterwakefield has been WorleyParsons’ brand advisor for over ten years.
In this time the two companies have shared a lot of changes.
From the listing of WorleyParsons in 2002 it has grown to be one of the world’s leading professional services firms.
Walterwakefield’s role in this project was to design and express the WorleyParsons’ brand attributes of Leadership, Relationships, Agility and Performance. We measured our design ideas to match these attributes.
Our embrace of innovation led to our anointment of Microsoft Sharepoint as the building tool of choice. We kept the coders true to our design and gave the innovative graphics their moment to deliver a functional slice of world-class best practice in online communication.
Walterwakefield worked closely with both the WorleyParsons’ strategic marketing and ICT teams to design, build and deliver a site to challenge the norm in web navigation and user expectation and deliver a site to reflect what it means ‘to be WorleyParsons’.
Just as WorleyParsons aims to exceed their client’s expectations, our aim was to exceed both client and user expectations.
WorleyParsons has a web site that not only fits seamlessly with their communications aims — it challenges their benchmark.
And they love that.
SSW is a Sydney-based consulting company specialising in .NET solutions for progressive businesses since 1990. SSW offers custom software solutions including data-driven websites & windows applications. SSW utilizes the latest Microsoft technologies including ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, SQL Server, XML, Microsoft CRM, Exchange Server and SharePoint.
This website and all components were developed to be reusable, so site templates, page layouts, content types and web parts were used extensively. This allows WorleyParsons employees with sufficient permissions to manage and maintain the website without requiring any assistance from developers.
The deployment process involved going from the development
server to an SSW staging server, before deployment to WorleyParsons staging and production servers. Migration between the servers was simplified by using SharePoint packaging functionality and using the suite of STSADM commands to deploy the components. SSW developed a tool to simplify the addition of all components to the package, as this process can be time consuming and error prone.
Web development was completed in 10 weeks and delivered in line with the customers requirements.