IT consultancy ThoughtWorks is using Agile development to create a tailor-made tenant and property management system for Catalyst Housing Group. As part of Catalyst’s Vision 2012 strategic change programme, ThoughtWorks will migrate the housing provider’s existing selection of off-the-shelf and in-house systems to a single core system to double its transactional capacity.
System development has just started, with ThoughtWorks teams in London and India working alongside Catalyst’s stakeholders and technical staff. Using Agile development techniques, the goal is to create a system that has the capacity to double the current payment transaction levels while providing additional flexibility, efficiency, a lower total cost of ownership and an improved experience for staff and residents.
Chris Wade, CIO, Catalyst Housing Group, said, “The new system will double our existing capacity and support future growth. By enabling us to adapt and change quickly, it will deliver huge advantages.”