To support Executive Nexus, Coreblue adopted a phased approach. Initially, a work package focused on redeploying the platform on an AWS environment under Executive Nexus’ control was executed. This involved conducting a thorough audit of the platform to document code and deployment requirements and ensuring a seamless migration, including the transfer of all production data to maintain existing user access.
Once the platform was successfully migrated and back online, discovery sessions were conducted to collaborate with Executive Nexus and plan new features and enhancements. The audit findings also contributed to identifying areas for improvement.
During these discovery sessions, Coreblue worked with Executive Nexus to backlog and estimate new requirements, enabling budgeting and progress tracking. The engagement followed a retained development model, where Executive Nexus set a fixed monthly budget, ensuring a steady pace of development. Agile methodologies were still employed, with regular communication through daily standups and bi-weekly sprint reviews and planning sessions. Progress was assessed at the end of each sprint to refine estimates and minimise incomplete tasks.
This approach allowed for flexibility in prioritisation, balancing support for the live production environment with new feature development as needed.
As the platform matured, the engagement transitioned into a support-focused arrangement. This shift provided assurance and stability for the live platform while minimising costs associated with new feature development. Coreblue continued to provide ongoing support and maintenance for Executive Nexus, ensuring the platform's reliability and operational efficiency.