As this was a key strategic project with high visibility, there was a significant list of proposed features and requirements from various stakeholders. Through a series of workshops, Katalyst worked with Terri Scheer to clarify and elaborate on the features to ensure they met the overall requirements of the project. With a hard delivery date required to meet regulatory requirements, the final scope was triaged using the MoSCoW method to ensure the most important features would be delivered. The project team triaged an extensive list of user stories and distilled the stories down to what was important to the design of the application workflows.
Experts in Agile software delivery, Katalyst proposed an iterative approach to build in cycles that contained four sprints (a sprint is an Agile term for a time block). Each cycle dedicated one sprint to feature design using a process known as “shaping”, which is a lightweight approach to exploring and selecting solutions. Then three sprints are used to build the features and produce working software to showcase at the end of each cycle.
The scale of this project meant there were many teams involved. Terri Scheer SMEs, Suncorp security, architects, legal team, identity management, and other external stakeholders who are responsible for enhancements to the existing insurance platform. Katalyst provided a team that included a senior project manager, team lead and architect, and software engineers. With deep experience in enterprise project delivery, Katalyst’s team extended itself beyond the development of software to closely support the delivery of the overall project.