A CASE STUDY / CAL STATE UNIVERSITY

Like technology, we are constantly evolving. As problem solvers, we learn from the past. As progressive thinkers, we aim to refine the future.

THE CHALLENGE

The California State University System receives over 800K applications each year. The system they use to process and manage these applications was over a decade old and due for a major overhaul. CSU engaged SF AppWorks to provide ongoing improvements and optimizations while being careful not to create production issues in a heavily utilized system.
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SYSTEM AUDIT

We started with an audit to assess the system state, understand the architecture, and review overall code cleanliness and organization. Our main goal: to boost CSU's platform pre-Fall registration traffic.

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IMPROVEMENTS

We helped prioritize feature upgrades and bug fixes, organized a product roadmap, broke user stories into two-week sprints, and began fixing and upgrading reporting and registration tools with two-week production deployments. 

 

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STABILITY Features and upgrades were built for versatile use on all devices, then rigourously tested before deployment. Code changes were documented and knowledge was transferred back into CSU for in-house maintenance.

APPROACH

We use design-thinking and user-centric principles to think through problems and identify solutions. Then we apply Agile and Scrum processes to build, test, and iterate in a safe and predictable way. Our approach has helped build world class software for Fortune 500 companies, governmant organizations, startups, and non-profits. 
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