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AWS As An Agile Enabler
Andy Birds - Digital Senior Technical Manager
Rachael Goodwin - Digital Strategy Business Partner
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A Bit About Us…
Agile Approach
Quick to learn
Embrace new
ways of working
and technologies
Collaborative
Sharing skills and
learnings
The Right Team
The Right Tools
What AWS enabled us achieve?
•  12 weeks to Mobile Web App Release (and admin functionality)
•  A further 12 weeks to deli...
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Business
Our teams are
empowered
AWS enabled us to
test and learn with
customers
We only pay
for what we
use
We c...
Learning Points
1
•  Recognise there will be resistance and fear
2
•  Take people on the journey
3
•  Spend more time educ...
Key Takeaways
Right people with right attitude
Right Technology & Tools
Be prepared for challenges
Start small
Prepare to ...
Thank you
Andy Birds - Digital Senior Technical Manager
Andy.Birds@co-operative.coop
Rachael Goodwin - Digital Strategy Bu...
AWS
Enterprise Summit 2014
#AWSSummit
AWS Enterprise Summit London | AWS as an Agile Enabler at The Co-operative
AWS Enterprise Summit London | AWS as an Agile Enabler at The Co-operative
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

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  1. 1. AWS As An Agile Enabler Andy Birds - Digital Senior Technical Manager Rachael Goodwin - Digital Strategy Business Partner
  2. 2. 2 A Bit About Us…
  3. 3. Agile Approach
  4. 4. Quick to learn Embrace new ways of working and technologies Collaborative Sharing skills and learnings The Right Team
  5. 5. The Right Tools
  6. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 11. AWS Enterprise Summit 2014 #AWSSummit

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