DEVELOPMENT

Drupal is an open source content management platform that we’ve been using to build websites with for over ten years. A wide range of corporate, political, travel and entertainment sites has adopted Drupal with 24% of all .gov websites using its core capabilities. Our Drupal Development service can be procured on a time and materials or fixed priced (per sprint or per month basis).

Features

  • Web and mobile application development
  • Enterprise portal development and content management
  • Intranet and Extranet development
  • Custom Drupal module development
  • Drupal multilingual development
  • Multi-site installation
  • Third party system integration

Benefits

  • Development via best practice principles adhering to GDS Standards Reusable development design patterns
  • Leveraging experience of award winning central government digital delivery
  • Central government security clearance

WEB DESIGN

Design influences a users’ first impression, reflects brand identity and contributes to the overall experience of a website. Our design process takes into account the flexibility of a website and provides responsive and adaptive design. We work with organisations to determine the best approach for their goals.

Features

  • Drupal analysis and development
  • Web and mobile application development
  • Enterprise portal development and content management
  • Intranet and Extranet development
  • Custom Drupal module development
  • Drupal multilingual development
  • Multi-site installation
  • Third party system integration

Benefits

  • Development via best practice principles adhering to GDS Standards Reusable development design patterns
  • Leveraging experience of award winning central government digital delivery
  • Central government security clearance

USER EXPERIENCE

Our User Experience products are outcomes of interviews and workshops with clients, where we gather all user needs required to build wireframes and an interactive web-based prototype.

Features

  • Research and analysis of user needs
  • High quality review at all stages of your Drupal development
  • Deep analysis of competitors and peers
  • Design and definition of user journey
  • Drupal-optimised design and development
  • Lightweight wireframes and web prototyping
  • Multiplatform interface design
  • Creation of user stories
  • User and stakeholder interviews and insights
  • Alignment to GDS and GOV.UK’s design patterns and principles


Benefits

  • Specialist UX consultants and UX content designers
  • High quality design and services that meet the Digital Service Standard
  • Clear scope to avoid issues during development
  • Prototyping improves quality of development
  • Helps identify what features are needed and which are not applicable
  • Research and prototyping clarifies the best way to implement functionalities
  • Rapid development of concepts for user testing and iteration
  • Making changes at the earliest instance minimises the cost before development
  • Helps create accurate estimates which reduces ongoing development costs
  • Creates highly accessible websites (W3C, WAI, DDA compliant)


INTEGRATION

Our Drupal integration service enables integration with a wide range of systems - particularly Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Marketing Automation Tools, and Reporting Tools. We are also able to deliver integration with legacy systems and bespoke systems. We decipher which existing platforms are specifically suited to your project and explain how to use them.

Features

Kick off meeting for project that covers:
  • Overview of process
  • Likely inputs required from both
  • Teams
  • Project plan run through
  • Initial chemistry meeting with
  • project teams
  • A Pre-Discovery checklist

AGILE PROJECT PROCESS

We provide a comprehensive approach to Agile Project Delivery for cloud-based developments, with a focus on working collaboratively to iteratively design, develop, test and deliver products. Our consultants have extensive experience and focus on the delivery of client requirements with a flexible approach.

Features

  • PRINCE2 Agile governance framework
  • Early prototype delivery for continual development
  • Open communications with daily scrums and daily standup meetings for team members
  • Sprint planning meetings for team members
  • User centric development
  • Informative dashboard based reporting of project status
  • Phased delivery approach:
    • Discovery: working closely with the client to identify user needs, product plan and resources required
    • Alpha: integration understanding, user needs and testing, assisted digital support opportunities.
    • Beta: full end-to-end service delivery and working system,
    • Live page: a scalable, resilient platform that is capable of ongoing development and improvement.

Benefits

  • Provides assurance of experienced consultants in Agile Delivery
  • Proven track record in using effective governance frameworks
  • Prevention of scope creep or non delivery of requirements
  • Aligns development with customer needs and company goals
  • Real time view of development
  • Reduces time spent fixing defects
  • Accessible reporting to keep the client informed
  • Increases longevity of systems developed
  • Improves security and provides indicators of performance
  • Ongoing process of improvement and a set of engineering best practices

MODULE CREATION

Our Modular approach provides simplicity and flexibility to site building. We follow the Drupal Coding Standard to Module creation, using a standard interface, such as phpstorm and codesniffer, with a common underlying system. We develop a wide range of intelligent and customisable features.

Features

  • Additional functionalities to the base Drupal installation package
  • Smoothly incorporates add-on contributed modules written by Drupal community
  • Better control over the functionality that is built within the module
  • Standard Drupal coding standards
  • Extensive API support for Drupal
  • Highly customisable modules that best fit the purpose of the project
  • Highly scalable

Benefits

  • Simple and structured administration of the website
  • Ability to build communities
  • Provides support for events delivery by the website
  • Allows to easily manage files and documents within the website
  • eCommerce enabled websites
  • Ability to maintain additional functionalities in various custom modules
  • Creates highly secure websites

UPGRADE

Our Drupal upgrade service enables upgrade of your Drupal application (and modules) without a wholesale change of data/content. We normally advise a small discovery and content / security audit to confirm the upgrade path.

Features

  • Upgrade your website from previous versions of Drupal to
  • Drupal 7 or 8
  • Implementation of an upgrade plan including content audit and mapping
  • Onboarding and upgrade plan
  • Continuous testing throughout the upgrade lifecycle
  • Cutover plan

Benefits

  • Clear upgrade path to the latest version of Drupal
  • Benefit from hundreds of new features in Drupal 8 including:
  • Improved ease of use and admin user experience
  • Better content
  • management and authoring methods
  • Better accessibility
  • Enhanced integration options