Improved UX Delivers A+ for Educational Software Company

The Opportunity

As a one-stop platform for exam creation, delivery and reporting, an educational software company’s product was used by more than 1,200 educational institutions worldwide to administer over 20 million tests. A decade after its creation, the software was ready for an update.

The Work

The projekt202 team recommended improving the process and experience of the application through user research, discovering how customers really used the software and their expectations for it. A mature delivery pipeline with full-stack tests included automated functional and acceptance tests scripts, static code analysis, and zero-downtime deployments to multiple quality assurance (QA), staging and production points.

Tech Stack: AWS - Hosting Infrastructure, Java Spring, Boot, Data with Spring MVC, Hibernate (ORM), Shiro (Security - AOP), Postgres, Flyway (Schema Migration) AWS - EC2, ECS, S3, RDS, EBS, ELB, Cloud Formation (DevOps), Elastic Transcoder, IAM Non-AWS - Ansible,, Angular 1.5, Foundation, Sass Protractor with Selenium Container - Docker, Weave

The Results

A successful Minimum Viable Product (MVP) launch involving client and projekt202 teams received highly positive feedback from beta customers. It was noted for its exceptional velocity and high quality. Customer trust was built and strengthened through competence of delivery and the team’s high standards for quality.

Working with the team from projekt202 has been a refreshing departure from my usual experience with technology partners. Our engineers have been actively included in the development effort, with projekt202 providing leadership in areas where our staff had little to no experience. Partnering with projekt202, we’ve built a product that is going to please not only our customers, but also the developers that continue to work on the platform.
— Client’s Director of Software Development

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