O2 Priority Moments management system
We were brought in to deliver the central component of the system - offer management and targeting. By working closely with O2 we ensured the original service was delivered in 6 months, from initial inception to going live. To achieve the tight timescales and meet the potential scaling and performance expectations, we chose to employ NoSQL technologies and a cloud hosting solution. We have continued to develop and grow the product with O2 since its launch.
"Priority Moments is a core channel for customer engagement and helps deliver value to our customers beyond talk and text. Equal Experts played a pivotal role in getting Priority Moments to market in a short time frame and to an exceptionally high standard. They helped to deliver a service that is greatly valued by our customers."
Ed Pellew, Head of Priority Moments Proposition
"You don't often meet the level of expertise that Equal Experts can bring to your business. Equal Experts go far beyond delivering your initial product and look at innovations that can be applied in the future."
Andrew Pattinson, Head of Online Delivery
Rightmove iPad app
Launching an iPad app for the UK's number 1 real estate portal in four weeks is no mean feat. But we relished the challenge, and delivered in time for Rightmove.com to get the most value from being available on the iPad from day one. Key factors * clear business objectives * clear and simple UX design * experienced committed development team * short feedback cycles
Mortgage Product Development
Equal Experts collaborated with global IT services firm Tieto, to develop a cutting-edge, mission-critical mortgage origination and processing system targeted at Tier 1 banks. By combining our enterprise-friendly agile approach, project leadership and technical expertise with Tieto’s unique domain knowledge, we were able to go from a clean sheet of paper to the beta release of the system in 18 months and 12,000 man-days, whilst constantly adapting to the changing market conditions.
"Thanks to their extensive experience in agile, Equal Experts was instrumental in helping us set up our first significant distributed development initiative between the UK and India. They implemented an agile distributed delivery model and helped us recruit the most suitable candidates to join our Indian team. They also collaborated with us throughout the entire ramp-up process, providing coaches to both the UK and Indian teams. Their leadership, hands-on management and technical skills plus their ability to inspire and mentor our own staff made it all possible."
Veli Peltola, Vice President Business Operations UK
"Equal Experts have been instrumental in assisting Tieto in the definition and delivery of a multi-million pound project. Their expertise in both programme and technical delivery skills have enabled a complex multi-site project to be delivered on-time and within budget."
Andy Corbett, Product Manager
"Equal Experts' insightful presentation on how to scale agile was a morale booster for our company. They combined an honest and relaxed attitude with credible experience that we could relate to. A rare breed of consultants - they were openly not afraid to state when they didn't know something - this actually boosted their credibility."
Lars Skar, CIO
"In a matter of days Equal Experts gave us enough practical guidance to enable us to successfully kick off our first agile pilot with a major financial institution. They were always available whenever we had further questions which enabled us to adopt agile practices to our rhythm."
Hooman Mazaheri, Director of Business Solutions
Nottingham Building Society
"I had a lot of concerns when I had to manage my first large agile project, specially given the fixed price context. But, Equal Experts worked with us from the start, showing us how it's done and how to avoid the pit falls. Equal Experts' wealth of experience made all the difference between a risky endeavour and a hugely successful delivery to the satisfaction of the customer who ended up collaborating with us very closely. 'I feel like I am working on the software too' concluded the main business stakeholder at the end of one of our iterations."
Andy Campbell, Project Manager
Global IT services provider
"Thanks to Equal Experts advice on iterative delivery and hands-on project management, we were able to turn around our relationship with one of our key customers by showing early results, and incorporating their change requests with minimum disruption, while still keeping on time and on budget."
Tim Organ, Customer Services Director
Financial services software vendor
"Equal Experts have proven many times over their exceptional ability to grasp the specifics of our situation and to quickly plan the best approach going forward, following the principles of agile and iterative delivery."
Martin Doyle, Development Manager