SEEK had spent two years launching an initiative that wasn’t meeting its targets. With a change of product management there was a realisation that, in a very competitive online space, two years from idea to delivery was an eternity.
Time to market was of the essence so SEEK engaged Elabor8 to run a Rapid Product Development process to address shortcomings of the delivered product. Elabor8 helped redefine the problem and facilitated a cross-functional SEEK team through a customer centric ideation, design and planning process that had them re-invigorated and ready to start delivery within a month.
The process was so effective in providing solution options, that the first new release successfully delivered to the original product goals.
This was the first time the management, product, strategy and IT teams had worked together so closely in shaping the product which bore fantastic outcomes and resulted in SEEK adopting Elabor8’s Rapid Product Development process for future projects.
Capacity and capability builders
As a company with mature agile teams, SEEK has extremely high standards for the recruitment of its employees. During a period of sustained growth in its development group, SEEK needed help continuing to meet its business demands while scaling up their resourcing, and within that their Agile capability.
Elabor8 helped fill its agile coach, business analyst and iteration manager needs on a number of successful initiatives and due to the high quality and dependability of its people, Elabor8 was recognised a preferred supplier of agile and business analysis resources to SEEK.
“Elabor8 have provided valuable business analysis consulting services to SEEK, from facilitating high quality product discovery sessions to performing the business analysis role within several of our Agile projects. Elabor8’s consultants focus on continuous improvement and ensure the business analysts and testers are always working closely together. If we have a non-permanent hiring need, I’ll always go to Elabor8 first as they have professional Agile practitioners that can integrate quickly into our delivery teams.”
Benn Wheeler, Business Analysis Team Lead (IT) at SEEK