> Accelerated delivery of secure, scalable cloud platform within 3 months & a customer MVP within 9 months
> New ways of working embedded & output quality assured
> Early confidence from Executives unlocked future funding
> A FTSE 100 retail bank faced rising costs of change and a lack of agility in servicing their 21st century customers.
> A complex programme was initiated to build a new, secure and scalable banking platform capable of servicing the bank’s customers in a modern era, beginning with a migration of 250,000 customers.
> Google Cloud was chosen as the target platform to build their new digital bank, leveraging Google’s data and AI capabilities.
> Transitioning from legacy ways of working and processes was a challenge in such a large organisation.
> Support was needed in establishing confidence in delivery whilst embarking on an ambitious, innovative programme.
How we helped
> Our journey began working closely with Google and the bank to develop the business case and cloud consumption model.
> We defined the high-level solution architecture and drove initial programme planning and prioritisation, ensuring the programme was mobilized on strong foundations.
> As a trusted, independent delivery partner, we filled key programme delivery roles leading diverse, multi-supplier teams.
> DMW provided cloud architecture expertise to advise on strategic design decisions, drove architectural best practice and led the Chief Technology Office function across the programme.
> DMW led the Platform Engineering delivery workstream to launch the foundational GCP platform within 3 months.
> Our Engineering function provided a quality assurance layer to drive continuous improvement and developer best practice to help maximise the potential of the dev teams.
> It took just 3 months from programme mobilisation to launch a bootstrapped live beta Google Cloud Platform, a key early proof point providing the confidence to proceed to the next stage of funding.
> We successfully navigated considerable challenges to launch a customer MVP within 9 months.
> We transformed the organisation’s approach to software delivery, embedding continuous improvement processes and a mindset of embracing change, which we have seen take root more widely in the organisation.