New Zealand Police OnDuty iOS App Development
New Zealand Police are world-leaders in mobility. This 18-month Agile project involved the development of next generation iOS OnDuty framework –the SMART and TCR applications for frontline policing. This project was groundbreaking on many levels (approach, timeline, technology), creating applications that will ultimately be deployed to over 6,500 front line police.
Agile was a new discipline at New Zealand Police, and our challenge was to create two parallel agile teams, a combination of contract and on-staff resources with varying degrees of experience with the agile approach and mobility into a well performing unit to meet business expectations.
The role included setup of the 40+ person agile team (agile lead, development, business analyst, test analyst) across three centres, line management of four simultaneous agile project streams, ongoing process enhancement and the development of the scalable, operational agile model. We managed daily risk, issue mitigation and escalation, as well as financial management (budget control, forecasting and reporting) and steering group reporting/escalation, as well as multiple vendor management (Vodafone, Smudge, Hexagon SI) and management of inter-agency requirements.
MetraWeather Weather-as-a-Service Broadcasting Product Development
MetraWeather were looking for to develop a new product line to enhance their suite of media products and engaged NW1 to develop the concept as well as project, and product manage the Weather as a Service unit. We were responsible for the creation of the business case through to board approval, the recruitment of broadcasting professionals, as well as departmental financial management; management of the studio upgrade project from vendor selection through implementation; the development of departmental how-to guides; and direction of broadcast graphics for on air delivery.
The project also included the strategic development, project and product management of ClipStore concept, including authoring of the business case and plan from concept to board approval. We were responsible for technical development, vendor selection, commercial negotiation and design, development of broadcast media, management of design resources, development of briefs from concept to technical delivery, marketing, and commercial development.