Motiv is a Cyber Security company with its own label, NXTApps, under which they sell all kinds of security solutions. These include secure-file-exchange mSafe and Extenzo, the project Bryan is working on. Extenzo is an electronic health record that professionals work with to keep their records.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS PROJECT?
What appealed to me most about choosing this project was the challenge of a secure environment, sensitive data and handling this in the right way really appeals to me. The combination of application security and the healthcare industry make this an interesting project. Specifically because this sector enjoys very well established legislation. This gives us clarity what to do, but the freedom to process it in a way that is optimal for both us, and the users!
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF WITHIN THIS PROJECT?
I am most proud within this team of the transition from waterfall method to scrum methodology. The team had been working with the waterfall method for 7 years. A number of innovations led to the conclusion that scrum would be better for development and flexibility, which in retrospect was very much needed.
What techniques tooling did you use?
The most commonly used tool is Visual Studio, which we create the project in. Previously, mainly Webforms, asp.net and microsoft team foundation server were used. Recently, an innovative direction has been taken so that now Entity Framework Core, Angular and VSTS are being used.
WHAT DID THE PROJECT DELIVER TO THE TARGET AUDIENCE/USER?
The project provided the user (the development team) with a more transparent and flexible way of working, where it provided the real user (the professionals) with a great deal of ease of use. Where normally the professional has to comply with all kinds of healthcare legislation, Extenzo now does it for them in combination with keeping track of the care pathways and data they have.
WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN THE PROJECT?
Since this project requires working closely with the client (1nP), good processes are needed. Therefore, it was quite a challenge to adapt the collaborative processes from the waterfall method to the scrum method. At the time of this transition, it was also decided to slowly create a new backend for the application. So it was necessary to think about the current structure and how to improve/convert/optimize it.
WHAT MADE TEAM ROCKSTARS IT-WORTHY?
The atmosphere within the team is very pleasant. Everyone is open to new ideas, and I think that is exactly what you need. Also, learning to work with newer techniques based on existing legacy makes for a rockstar-worthy challenge!