In the meantime, the pilot process, holiday request approval, has been migrated from the previous technical platform to the target architecture. Topics that are currently being implemented by the project team include the roll-out of the access management process and the provision of the most important intranet messages. In addition, the experts are building a dashboard that will help users to maintain an overview despite the large number of options in the app. Meanwhile, those responsible have managed to mobilise a whole range of processes. These include, among others, a dashboard with news from the intranet, the approval of time corrections and seminar requests and the approval of business trip applications and associated expenses. There are plenty of upcoming processes in the pipeline as well: The approval of authorisation requests (Identity & Access Management), management board/executive board resolution approvals plus a special process for field sales are also to be added to the portfolio soon. This means that all participants will be very busy, however, Frank Henkes is certain that the next steps towards further mobilisation at Union Investment will also be a success.
According to the IT expert, two aspects are responsible for such a good result in the enterprise mobility project: the project methodology and the project team. The kind of mobilisation project that Union Investment is seeking to implement is almost impossible to achieve without agile project methods. Releasing solutions swiftly, integrating user feedback quickly into the on-going development process, incorporating or discarding topics – all without rearranging the entire project schedule: This is where agility shows its strengths.
The second pillar of success is the project team. “We’re all on the same wavelength, have similar ideas, want to create something really good in as short a time as possible,” says Frank Henkes, describing the attitude of all those involved. “The experts at adesso have a particularly important role to play. They’re not only helping us create a solution that’s really successful, they are also an important sparring partner for us when it comes to questioning strategic or conceptual aspects.” The current team setup will continue to implement the strategic topic of enterprise mobility in the coming months and years in a systematic and agile manner.