How did we keep the start-up costs for the Water Authorities Brabantse Delta to a minimum? We have done this by only focusing on the functionalities that are relevant for the first users. We have postponed what is not immediately applicable. The selection tool has been developed in such a way that we can easily continue to develop it later with new functionalities.
A lots drawing mechanism has been built for selecting candidates. The draw is a puzzle in which a group must be drawn that meets the minimum criteria. For example, we want to ensure that sufficient people from every age category are represented for a citizens' deliberation. Running a draw can be done at the touch of a button and only takes seconds! If you want to do this manually, it is not privacy friendly in the first place, but it is also a very time-consuming puzzle due to the selection criteria, sometimes even more than a day.
The selection tool has been developed incrementally, with the most important functionalities developed first. This way we ensured that we can launch as quickly as possible with the most valuable features, but at the same time it gives us the flexibility to make adjustments when necessary. The project was carried out by a compact team, which allowed us to keep communication lines short and efficient.
Q: How did you like the collaboration with Dutch Coding Company?
Very well. Dutch Coding Company is a party that gets to work quickly and accurately and has quickly mastered the underlying material.
Q: What did you think of the working method of Dutch Coding Company?
Professional and cooperative.
Q: What would you recommend to organizations looking to launch a digital product?
Keep it simple and focus on the most important functionalities.
Q: What were the most important insights you gained from the design session (kick-off)?
Keep focus on the most important functionalities.
Q: What challenges have you encountered and how did you overcome them?
Actually, the collaboration went very smoothly and by often talking briefly, we kept working on the same product.