BUS 2504 Final Group Project (Winter 2022)

WordPress Information Website

You are required to work in groups, and develop an information website for our client using WordPress.com (personal free account).

Our clients are students of the BAKE 253 Bakery Management and Entrepreneurship course. Read more about the project here.

Your Task

You will be working with your team on developing a WordPress.com website for your client, based on the four phases discussed in class (refer to the slides for details)

  1. Discovery
  2. Design
  3. Development & Testing
  4. Deployment & Training

Content / Website Structure

The following are the required pages for the website (content will be provided by the BAKE teams, except for the Blog):

  1. Homepage: short paragraph, overview of the entrepreneurship course or process
  2. Meet the bakers (groups of 4): picture and paragraph about each baker with a link to his/her social media
  3. The product: product description, pictures of the process, and anything else that needs to be included (nutrition labels for example)
  4. Blog: this part is to be completed by the BUS 2504 students (in collaboration with the BAKE students as you see fit). You are required to write one amazing blog post about this cross-program collaborative experience, the process, the teams, and anything else you found interesting. Think of this as a story that can be published in our Dean’s Newsletter about this collaboration. Make sure you include pictures.

Project Phases

Phase 1: Discovery (5%)

  • Deliverable: Proposal
  • Refer to the slides for what to include in your proposal
  • Submission: Through BB (max 2 pages PDF)

Phase 2: Design (5%)

  • Deliverable: Themes
  • Include 3-5 suggested free WordPress.com themes that are aligned with your client’s goals for the website, and explain how each theme meets the client’s requirements in terms of both style and functionality
  • Please copy and paste the full URL instead of inserting it as a hyperlink as BB Ultra doesn’t allow me to access hyperlinks through PDFs, so I will have to copy and paste the link in a browser
  • Submission: Through BB (max 2 pages PDF)

Phase 3: Development (10%)

  • Deliverables: Final website & group reflection
  • Presentations will take place during class time
  • Group reflection PDF: this is your “project post-mortem” or “lessons learned”, one page listing what went right / what went wrong, include pictures of the process when possible (for example brainstorming meetings)