Matt jumped at the chance to be a Project Manager on the Turinglab delivery. “I was excited to be involved in a project that will help children from disadvantaged backgrounds,” he said. “It’s a project that helps these children learn more about technology and secure their career prospects in ICT. This delivery makes a real difference!”
Matt’s team of six has been delivering the Turinglab learning platform for three weeks now. The first Sprint is to scale the platform so that up to 500 student accounts can access the service concurrently. He believes that in the short time the project has been running, the biggest impact comes from the introduction of the BJSS Enterprise Agile delivery approach to Turinglab. The organisation’s co-founders, Henry and Sam, had originally developed their platform using a method similar to Kanban, but by introducing aspects of BJSS Enterprise Agile, Turinglab has seen the benefits of Agility as a way of reaching their goals.
Based on their experience of delivering regular client projects, Matt’s team has also demonstrated more strategic concepts for Turinglab to consider such as Continuous Integration and potentially moving some services to AWS. On top of that, the team has also introduced Turinglab to the benefits of JIRA for tracking and project managing the delivery, rather than maintaining a spreadsheet. The team is taking some of the development load away from Henry and Sam, giving them more time to focus on the expansion of the Turinglab initiative.
Matt is enjoying his time as Project Manager, and using the skills he’s learning from the Turinglab delivery to become a more rounded Tester. For example, he’s currently engaged in a great deal of analysis to make testing more logical, thereby ensuring that the project’s he’s working on are not under- or over-tested.