Our Approach

No Surprises, No Agendas

When you partner with Bear Group, you can expect us to communicate clearly and often, demystify the web development process, and ensure that you always know where your project stands. 

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Our approach to web development is grounded in strong, transparent communication and a deep respect for our clients. We listen before we speak, and we won't bombard you with jargon or talk you into solutions you don't need. 

We’re consultants as well as coders, and we know how to help organizations align their technology to their business goals. Use our expertise to help you shape and pressure test your digital strategy, to ensure what we ultimately build has longevity and drives growth. 

You’ll always get our best council, and we’ll always act in your best interest. You can expect us to communicate clearly and often, demystify the web development process, and ensure that you always know where your project stands.

Projects come to us in all shapes and sizes, but most follow these six phases.

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Scoping & Kickoff

Before we dive into your project, we learn what makes your company tick and how we can help you realize your broader vision. Think of us as a sounding board as well as an engineering team. Once the strategy is set, you’ll meet your technical project manager who will break the development project into sprints (two-week development cycles) with regular check-ins with you and your team. 

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Design / UX

Our experience partnering with numerous agencies and in-house teams gives us an understanding of the design process and the marketing strategy behind it. We work closely with the designer to provide feedback on the feasibility and cost of planned features. You can count on us not only to play well with your team and your partners, but to use our expertise to help everyone’s work shine even brighter.

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Site Building

This is where we hit full stride. We’ll put a development and staging server in place so you can watch the website take shape. The engineering team then sets to work coding the project to plan—responsive theme development, page layouts, menus, and webforms, UX, Javascript, and other interactive elements. 

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Custom Development

Once the content management system components are installed and configured, we’ll migrate content and get you access to work on pages. We’ll move into any custom UX elements and connect any third-party extensions and integrations. At the end of each sprint, we’ll review our work and do quality assurance.

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Last 10% & Go Live

You will have seen the progress on your site throughout the process, but everything really comes together in the final 10% before launch. We’ll do final front-end polish, training, documentation, user acceptance testing, and analytics set up. Then, once you’re ready, we’ll pick a day to launch your new website!

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Post-Launch

Launching your website is just the beginning. After your site goes live, you may choose to join Run State, our post-launch maintenance program, to get proactive, reliable support from our team on an ongoing basis. We’ll keep your site up to date with patches, make quick fixes, and help you roll out new features. 

Our experts cover all the bases. We’ll pull the right people at the right time, so you’re supported from beginning to end.

  • Technical Project Manager: Keeps your project on schedule and on budget, manages communication, and ensures expectations are clearly defined.

  • Solutions Architect: Helps you navigate the tech landscape and evaluate the best course of action.

  • Senior Developer: Draws on extensive expertise to deliver elegant custom code.

  • Front-End Developer: Brings your design team’s vision to life and ensures the UX is exactly how you want it.

  • Web Operations Specialist: Ensures a completely safe, secure environment from initial build to launch.

  • Content Manager: Manages the heavy lifting of your website content creation and migration.

  • QA Specialist: Conducts thorough testing before website changes go live.

Ego-Less Collaborators

While we “stay in our lane” as developers, we play really well with others. We come to the table as enthusiastic but ego-less collaborators, happy to use our expertise to make everyone’s work shine brighter.

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Design Flexibility

Partner with the designer of your choice—or we can introduce you to one of the trusted design/UX partners we work with frequently. 

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Content Chops

We’ll guide you through content entry and migration. Need a content refresh? We can recommend trusted partners to help.

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SEO & Beyond

We make sure your content is visible in search, with integrated tracking and analytics for ongoing insights. Want to dig deeper? We can recommend trusted SEO/SEM partners if so.

I always feel like they are listening to any issues we may have, taking the time to understand our thoughts before just jumping straight to a solution. I also love that they have valuable feedback on both technical and aesthetic subjects.

Charity Hestead

Let's Get Started

We’ll make sure your website works beautifully, is simple to use, and will continue to serve you for years to come. It all starts with a simple phone call or message.