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, Packer.io, 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.

 
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

Timely Teamwork with projekt202 Helps Services Company Deliver Complex, Customized Software

THE OPPORTUNITY

A major screening services company needed help finishing a complex, customized software product. With over 100,000 individuals and companies relying on the firm for public records research, timeliness was a key factor.

 

THE WORK

The company turned to projekt202 to deliver the software within a tight deadline while also meeting strict federal compliance requirements.

Old System vs. Redesigned System

Old System vs. Redesigned System

By coming onboard, the projekt202 team significantly boosted the client’s development capacity and ability to complete its product. projekt202 also introduced strategic process and development practices such as test automation to the company’s developers.

Modernized front end architecture: 

Asp.net MVC, SQL Server, NHibernate (ORM), Sass, Durandal, Selenium, .NET Libraries

 

THE RESULTS

projekt202 assembled multiple agile teams to tackle multiple work streams concurrently:

Maintenance

Maintenance

Technical  Debt

Technical 

Debt

Business  Value

Business 

Value

Legal Compliance

Legal Compliance

 

Through projekt202’s teamwork, the developers’ overall effectiveness time was reduced from six months to six weeks. Several new product capabilities were successfully launched. In addition, iterative development practices were introduced and adopted, greatly improving the client’s delivery capabilities.

“You know how the industry always says outsourcing never works? projekt202’s engagement has been the one and only experience we have seen that counters that mentality.”
— Project Manager with Client Company

projekt202 Brings Coherent’s Fastest-in-Market Meters and Sensors to Tablets

projekt202 Brings Coherent’s Fastest-in-Market Meters and Sensors to Tablets

Coherent – one of the world’s leading photonics manufacturers and innovators – wanted to expand the capabilities of its cutting-edge LabMax-Pro software by offering it on iOS and Android tablets. The company engaged projekt202, a Xamarin Premier Partner, to deliver the mobile app, which would provide more freedom and flexibility to Coherent’s users in their lab environments.