AWS Enterprise Summit London | AWS as an Agile Enabler at The Co-operative

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Customer Story: AWS as an agile enabler - Andy Birds, Digital Senior Technical Manager & Rachael Goodwin, Digital Strategy Business Partner, The Co-Operative

Customer Story: AWS as an agile enabler - Andy Birds, Digital Senior Technical Manager & Rachael Goodwin, Digital Strategy Business Partner, The Co-Operative

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  • 1. AWS As An Agile Enabler Andy Birds - Digital Senior Technical Manager Rachael Goodwin - Digital Strategy Business Partner
  • 2. 2 A Bit About Us…
  • 3. Agile Approach
  • 4. Quick to learn Embrace new ways of working and technologies Collaborative Sharing skills and learnings The Right Team
  • 5. The Right Tools
  • 6. What AWS enabled us achieve? •  12 weeks to Mobile Web App Release (and admin functionality) •  A further 12 weeks to deliver hybrid app using PhoneGap for iOS and Android •  2,631 Code Commits •  32 Contributors (including 2 suppliers) •  19 Releases (every 2 weeks) •  13 Reusable Deal APIs •  Zero Downtime (100% Availability!)
  • 7. 11 [   Business Our teams are empowered AWS enabled us to test and learn with customers We only pay for what we use We can quickly make updates for customers Technical My developer increased server speed My Service Desk have never been called Our customers can always access the apps Our Exec didn’t didn’t have to approve large upfront spend BENEFITS
  • 8. Learning Points 1 •  Recognise there will be resistance and fear 2 •  Take people on the journey 3 •  Spend more time educating 4 •  Don’t burn the rule book 5 •  Train and retain the right skills
  • 9. Key Takeaways Right people with right attitude Right Technology & Tools Be prepared for challenges Start small Prepare to fail and learn from your mistakes
  • 10. Thank you Andy Birds - Digital Senior Technical Manager Andy.Birds@co-operative.coop Rachael Goodwin - Digital Strategy Business Partner Rachael.Goodwin@co-operative.coop
  • 11. AWS Enterprise Summit 2014 #AWSSummit