Submit my Planning Application weeknotes – Week commencing 27th May 2019

Hello all,

Welcome back to Submit my Planning Application weeknotes.

We are now in the final phase of work on the minimum viable product. This is where we’re going to wire together all of our moving parts and get it all working seamlessly.

There’s been a bit of a change in team to do this. Emma P, Victoria and Wingwo are no longer on the project team and we have been joined by Mathew Trivett from Snook. Welcome!

We’ll still be sending you weeknotes and having monthly show & tells. New to this phase too is a monthly blog post so keep your eyes peeled

For more general updates, continue to check our project site; showing all the great stuff we’re doing and key information about the project.


Huge thanks to Emma P, Victoria and Wingwo for all of their time, effort and commitment to this project. We still look forward to seeing you at whatever show & tells you can come to! Also thanks to those of you who came to the end of phase show & tell in March. You can see the slide deck here if you want to catch up.

What we did this week

  • Kicked off the project by:
    • Agreeing scope
    • Planning work order into sprints
    • Moving over to using JIRA to track progress
    • Integrating JIRA to GitHub so that developers can update comments and status’ via commit messages
  • Started work on Sprint 1 which will focus on getting all data from the form a user fills in successfully saving to the back end in a wonderful, organised way.

What’s next:

  • Sprint 1 will run for 2 weeks
  • Sprint 2 will focus on accounts
  • We need to decide what URL our service can be accessed from
  • We need to source a transactional email provider (initially looking at Gov Notify)

What are we keeping an eye on?

  • Other planning projects that may impact on ours (namely the replacement of Northgate M3 with Tascomi for planning applications)
  • Other ICT projects that may impact on ours (namely the API factory which is re-engineering Hackney’s environments and development processes)
  • Progress on the Addresses API at Hackney as or project is dependent on this


  • The go live scope is strictly fixed and will deliver ‘Must Have’ Stories

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