Hack and Craft used our unique four phase agile methodology
(Discovery, Development, Roll Out and Continuous Delivery), allowing
incremental refinements based on stakeholder and real-world
At the start of the project we formed an Innovation team comprising
key stakeholders, including domain experts who understood the
calculations and end-users. The Innovation team took part through
each stage of the development process, playing a key role in
steering the solution to best market fit.
The Discovery phase included an initial workshop to identify the
core user stories, pain points, integrations and data sources that
The Development phase comprised a series of iterative sprints, where
we broke down the calculations and remodelled them in the tool. At
the end of each sprint Hack and Craft deployed a working version of
the tool. This allowed the Innovation team to test, experiment and
During the Roll Out phase we refined the tool to best market fit by
conducting Alpha testing and feedback sessions with end users.
In Continuous Delivery Hack and Craft provides a managed service and
supports the tool long-term. We also engage with AkzoNobel product
owners in monthly steering groups.