Manage a Tenancy Hub replatforming : Week notes 24/7/20

The team went above and beyond this week by finishing most of the work we’d scheduled for this sprint by the time we had our mid-sprint check-in.

Our major achievement has been enabling Area Housing Managers and Housing Officers to access Single View. Single View is a relatively new service in Hackney originally created in conjunction with FutureGov and MadeTech to enable council officers to see information help in a wide variety of existing services in one place. This makes it significantly easier for people to have a holistic view of the full situation of the residents that they are working with. We had a full review of the data currently presented by the system to confirm that AHMs and HOs should have access to it. We’re planning to put a system in place to give fine-grained control over that in the future if we, for example, are social services data that should only be seen by some council staff.

The delivery of the new work-tray functionality continues well and should be wired up to our data APIs soon. We’re looking forward to showing off the development work done so far, as well as the great design work being created to enable us to know exactly what we need to turn into code.

We’ve had a fairly ruthless comb of the backlog and factored out a lot of things that don’t need to be in the MVP to enable us to move off OutSystems. These items, along with some already great responses to having access to Single View, will be added into the appropriate roadmaps for future work.

There are some concerns about the amount of work left to do in the project given out time available, especially given a number of team members needing to spend time on other things. We’ll be digging into that more on Monday.

Overall it’s been very impressive how quickly the multidisciplinary team has come together to deliver real value. It’s a real testament to a number of things HackIT has gone over the last 18 months including work on or digital infrastructure and deployment pipelines, our front-end component library and our design library.

Next week will be the next show and tell (which we’ll add to the next week notes), our retro for this sprint and planning for the next one. We’re looking forward to it.

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