The Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set needed improving because new features were not being delivered, releases were not being deployed frequently enough and, when they were deployed, they often contained bugs.
Working with our partner Difrent, we began with a two week inception that identified the wants and needs of the client, pinpointing what had been built previously and why. This enabled us to build a roadmap for our team of engineers to work on and address the technical debt that had built up.
We went on to replace the monthly release cycles with multiple releases per sprint and ad hoc releases when required. We also ensured all code was free of bugs, by introducing a test suite coupled with strong cross-functional collaboration and communication at all points of the development cycle.