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Easily manage your projects and work with clients with Orqa. Get everything clear from the start, collaborate in context, expedite feedback and asset reviews, and stay on track with timelines.

Orca helped SUNN, a collective of indigenous nonprofits, create a strong brand and website design to increase the visibility of each individual member organization.

Planning a Project

Documenting the Design Review stages in the overall Design Process in the Design Development Plan creates clarity and shared understanding of when critical assessments will take place. It also supports a proactive approach to planning and facilitates efficient project execution that aligns with established requirements and goals. The result is a robust Design Development process that is compliant with IEC 62304.

Orca helped SUNN, an Indigenous nonprofit collective of affiliated organizations, establish a strong and cohesive branded identity for their new parent website. This led to increased visibility for all their affiliated nonprofits.

Creating a Pipeline Workflow

The first step in creating a workflow is to identify what you want the end result to be. Having a clear goal in mind will help you determine which steps are essential to your project’s success and which ones aren’t necessary or can be simplified. You can also decide if you want to include any variables in the process, such as how much time each step should take or whether it’s important that all of your team members understand what’s happening throughout the entire procedure.

Then, you’ll need to create a pipeline workflow that is consistent with your goals. This can be done by breaking down the processes that need to be completed into smaller blocks and then arranging them in an order that makes sense for your business. You can then use different shapes to represent directions, decisions, or actions. For example, a circle might indicate that a decision needs to be made while a rectangle could represent an action that must happen.

Once you have your workflow, you’ll need to make sure that every build runs in the same environment. This way, if something goes wrong in one stage, it won’t impact the outcome of another stage. Luckily, there are built-in tools that can do this for you, so you don’t need to waste any brainpower on quality checking.

For instance, Semaphore provides a private Docker registry for all of your builds, which can dramatically improve performance by preventing unnecessary communication with an external server. This will allow you to reduce the time required for each test run and save your team from having to wait around for results. You can also integrate Jira with your pipelines to ensure that all parties involved in the project have visibility into the status of each stage.

Tracking Your Work

Orqa is easy to use and has all the features that designers love. Create a project workflow that works for you and your team. Easily track issues and requests. Create dependencies between tasks, make estimates and start a timer. Share designs and assets with clients and stakeholders to expedite feedback and review. Ora’s global search is the best way to look up assets and design references. Stay on schedule with project timelines. Know how much you are spending on each task.