Information system for media holding
The owners of the publishing house Trend approached us with the intention to develop an information system for managing their company. They were encountering common IT issues – multiple local tools without any standardized procedures. Each team worked with their own data, which was not shared within the company and was rarely updated. Duplicity and lack of information, out of date and repeated data acquisition were disrupting the efficient work and further development of the business.
Our task was to unify the tools, processes and data into a single cloud application.
We started by analyzing the work of the individual teams. In the first phase, it was important to identify the key processes and gain an in-depth understanding of the tools in use – their added value and the reason why they were no longer satisfactory.
The development of the system followed. Our tried-and-tested practice is to present a visualization of the assignment and gradually add features in cooperation with the client. Instead of extensive written specifications, we therefore drew screens. We gradually divided into the details of the system together with our client, confirmed the desired direction, and generated prototypes. From the very beginning, all parties were involved in the creation of the new system, which is why there were no unpleasant surprises when the system was deployed.
We deployed the system in full, including backward compatibility. We replaced the old system overnight without any downtime. After the deployment, we continued to make further agile improvements to the system. Every two weeks, we planned a “sprint” with the client and gradually gave the application its current form.