“We felt really good throughout the project”
The webshop was implemented as a scrum project. This approach enabled all of Plandent’s business countries – Finland, Sweden, Norway and Estonia – to participate equally.
“This was my first scrum project and I enjoyed this approach. Both implemented and upcoming changes were reviewed weekly. If anything was unclear, we held a quick meeting online right away. No difficult or unclear issues were put on the back burner,” says Lahikainen.
Lahikainen also thanks all the project parties for their flexibility in problem-solving situations. For instance, small problems were encountered when feeding the massive amount of product data into the webshop – 120,000 articles in all.
“Digia and ISM focused on tackling the problem and devoted plenty of resources to ensuring that the slowdown would be fixed quickly,” says Lahikainen.
Transparent monitoring ensured precise scheduling. Each ongoing work phase could be examined continuously in terms of scheduling and the used hours tracked in relation to the budget. “Flagging thresholds” were set even for slight overruns, so that any deviations could be addressed quickly.
“Thanks to accurate monitoring, there were no surprises,” says Lahikainen.
And how did the webshop turn out?
“Our webshop ended up just as we wanted it to be. And within the time limits and budget that we agreed. We felt really good throughout the project,” says Lahikainen.