Since our Client wished to migrate their data storage onto the cloud, the majority of us had to transform into cloud-migration consultants. The entirety of the company divided itself into a set of service oriented sub-organisations. Each of them developed a unique way of working but each needed technical experts to deliver new functionalities.
This set-up required an extremely agile approach to business operations and development. We embraced this way of working and proved to be an ideal match for Immobilien-Scout24.
To develop relationships and communication channels, we initially had a rotating role of a code buddy, a team member who was present at the Client premises and ensured we delivered what and when it was needed. This allowed us to set-up direct communication channels with SMEs and stakeholders.
We work closely with a Product Owner to define the business goals and the functionality that should be validated and developed further. Our dedicated teams are entirely responsible for the technical aspects of introducing solutions for business goals (using the DevOps methodology). Because we’ve been working with ImmobilienScout24 since 2013, we act as technical consultants, identifying the best way of implementing those goals.
We also work to create a coherent knowledge transfer practice by building and sharing libraries populated with technical solutions and business information. For example,
when GDPR was introduced, ImmobilienScout24 identified dozens of its services that
would be affected. To prepare for this, we created a library of information on how to modify the services for compliance with
the new regulations.