SharePoint Gurus with the stem.T4L education team have led the project from simple whiteboard wireframes to a functioning large-scale solution, using agile project methods and ever changing, incremental requirements as we all started to understand more what the solution could be and could cater for.
Leveraging SharePoint Online and Valo Intranet as a base platform, the focus wasn’t on infrastructure or base functionality, but on the application layer architecture, conceptualisation and realisation as the base technology is already proven to be enterprise class.
Cloud based agile project management software was used to provide visibility into project updates, tasks and issues. This provided a single source of truth where the design, technical, and client stakeholders had a holistic, real-time view on project progress, outstanding actions and sprints.
Wikis in the cloud were utilised to finalise requirements and allow all teams to comment on requirements and wireframes.
This approach allowed NSW Department of Education to steer requirements and functionality on a task-based level, by commenting and conceptualising the vision per feature or task.
A large portion of time has been allocated during this project to focus on user experience, WCAG 2.0 compliance and making the design of the site fun, user friendly, approachable and easy to use.