CASE STUDY

Multitrading

A service company that offers different types of entertainment (sports events, concerts and theater performances

Solution

A team of developers created to execute a piece of work and achieve the company's goals.

Industry

Events Services

YEAR

2017

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Multitrading offers an opportunity to look for, examine and choose among next coming events in different spheres, such as sport, concerts and theatre performances. Their main goal is to provide convenient and reliable service to customers. The company has a website for users, however, due to a new developing strategy, leaders made a decision to create a multithreaded web application, windows service in particular, that could be used instead of the website. To complete the task Multitrading hired a team of Computools’ engineers, who have a wide experience in application development and could offer the proper solution for different parts of the process. In close collaboration with the in-house IT department of the client, our developers created an app in time and according to all demands of the client. All the company’s goals were achieved.

The difficulty of creating a multithreaded application

Many additional tasks

Tight schedule

Lack of time for processing and testing the app

Availability of the app concept

Well established communication between in-house and Computools teams

Fast respond to all requests

Availability of all the necessary tools and data

Digital Transformation Communication Framework

Computools
Project Manager
Team Lead
Developers
CLIENT
Team Lead
Project Coordinator
Communication

During negotiation Comptools Project Manager and customer Coordinator have decided to use emails and Skype for fast communication. A good and well-thought communication system is a key to establishing close relationships with the client and successful collaboration. Slack was chosen as an internal communication system due to its convenient interface and integrated functions. Project Manager and team Lead had an opportunity to solve any issues faster, that is very important for all our projects.

Business Process Mapping

Described

The client’s team lead already had an offer for Business Processes of the project. After a short discussion and brainstorming it was enhanced by offered by the Computools engineers. The Multitrading project coordinator provided our team will all the necessary data and documentation.

Modeled

For achieving their goals Multitrading had requested a C# developer in order to complete their in-house team in the IT department. After examining Business Process, Computools offered to enhance the team with two more members.

Planned

A large-scale development plan was provided by the client, and our team took the lead in the app development process. Our Project Manager allocated duties and sprints to the project participants and built a communication system. Using the offered step-by-step plan our team moved on to work.

Digital Platform & Technology

During negotiation our Project Manager and customer Coordinator have decided to use emails and Skype for fast communication. A good and well-thought communication system is a key to establishing close relationships with the client and successful collaboration.

Computools
Project Manager
Developers
CLIENT
CTO
Project Coordinator
Communication
С#

C# is a general-purpose, multi-paradigm programming language encompassing strong typing, imperative, declarative, functional, generic, object-oriented, and component-oriented programming disciplines. It was used as one of the most reliable and best solutions for the tasks of this project.

TPL

The Task Parallel Library (TPL) is a set of public types and APIs in the System. The purpose of the TPL is to make developers more productive by simplifying the process of adding parallelism and concurrency to applications. By using TPL, we maximized the performance of our code while focusing on the work that the app was designed to accomplish.

MongoDB

MongoDB is a cross-platform document-oriented database program. MongoDB is a distributed database at its core, so high availability, horizontal scaling, and geographic distribution are built in and easy to use. MongoDB’s document model is simple for developers to learn and use, while still providing all the capabilities needed to meet the most complex requirements at any scale.

Windows Services

In computing, the producer-consumer problem (also known as the bounded-buffer problem) is a classic example of a multi-process synchronization problem. The problem describes two processes, the producer and the consumer, who share a common, fixed-size buffer used as a queue.

System architecture

Specification

In order to finish the project and complete the client’s tasks on time, our team has developed a specification based on development with a very short timeline. Thanks to close collaboration with the client’s in-house IT Department we had a good opportunity to pay close attention to all important functional and nonfunctional requirements.

Create a multithreaded web application according to all client’s demands. Development Process 1. Gathering all the necessary information for building an application. 2. Developing strategy and schedule, delegating tasks to engineers. 3. Developing a prototype of the future web-application. 4. Working on the app’s functionality. 5. Customizing the application. 6. Discussing the prototype with the client’s team. 7. Testing the application. 8. Working on bugs, adding different additional functions. 9. Another series of tests before launching the app. 10. Launching and implementation of the application.

COMPUTOOLS TEAM

To meet all the client’s claims we conducted a team of talented experts, experienced in c# and other required technologies. This made it possible to meet deadlines and to deliver the first work results in the shortest possible time.

Team Lead
Oleg Svet
Project Manager
Aleksandr Novikov
Computools
Developers
Business Development Manager
Maryna Vishnyak

BACKSTAGE

Thanks to a well-established internal communication a productive collaboration between the team members was provided. Each type of meetings, face-to-face brainstorming, video or audio-conferences, helps to achieve the main goal of the project.

Whiteboard Meeting
At the end of each sprint, we conduct team discussions and arrange feedback sessions. By exchanging opinions and emerging ideas, our developers find truly innovative solutions, improving their personal efficiency and the efficiency of the entire team.
Team Brainstorming
To find a really innovative solution, our engineers meet at brainstorming sessions. It stimulates creative activity and each participant has an opportunity to offer as many options as possible, including the most fantastic ones. It helps to hit the necessary ideas and solutions.
Dev Meeting
Well-coordinated collaboration at all stages of the coding and testing process increases the pace of the development. This works especially well when our software engineers cooperate closely with their client counterparts.

Project Management Methodology

For this project, our team has chosen Scrum as the most convenient methodology that guarantees high productivity of each team member. It’s also a simple framework that facilitates team collaboration on complex projects. It stresses accountability and is iterative progress towards a well-defined goal. Scrum is part of Agile software development and teams practicing Agile. It is an excellent framework for project management. Another great thing about Scrum is that it’s adaptable. Scrum methodology advocates for a planning meeting at the start of the sprint, where team members figure out how many items they can commit to, and then create a sprint backlog – a list of the tasks to perform during the sprint. The Scrum model sees daily scrums as a way to synchronize the work of team members as they discuss the work of the sprint. At the end of a sprint, the team conducts a sprint review during which the team demonstrates the new functionality to the PO or any other stakeholder who wishes to provide feedback that could influence the next sprint.

PROJECT TIMELINE

1 week
2 weeks
4 months
1
Background
Background
2
Strategy
Planning
  • Developing a strategy
  • Delegating tasks
Teamwork
  • Brainstorming
  • Applying innovative solutions
  • Building a prototype
Tests
  • First series of tests
3
Implementation
Developing
  • System requirements’ analysis
  • Roles and tasks assignment
Testing before launching
  • Series of tests before launching
  • Working on bugs and important issues
Implementation
  • Launching and implementation of the app

CODE DEVELOPMENT

Code development was made with the help of the XP (extreme programming) methodology to meet the short timelines and rapid development needs. Our main goal was to create a functional application that would meet all requirements. For this purpose, we used different ready solutions and created the new one during team brainstorming and dev meetings.

CODE SAMPLE

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Implementation On Client’s Side

01 Launch

Before launching the application the client has developed the marketing plan, based on the standards and requirements of Google Play and the Apple Store. We followed the above-mentioned plan in order to do everything in time and the right way.

02 Transfer

After getting all the approval from the marketplaces we’ve transferred the application and loaded to prepared directories. Thanks to high skilled Computools’ developers the transferring process was fast and successful.

03 Education

In order to make sure the application works the right way, we’ve tested it several times. However, we’ve also helped the client’s team learn how to work with the app, use all the important and additional functions.

Outcome

Thanks to created specification and frameworks provided by the client, our team developed a multithreaded web application, that had all required functions. In close collaboration with the client’s IT department, our team developed innovative digital solutions that allowed to achieve all the client’s goals in time and without exceeding the budget.

1 application
Number of Application Released:
14 weeks
Average Testing and Final Release Time
4 months
Overall Outstaffing Time
0 days
Exceeding Deadlines
0%
Exceeding Budget
5 weeks
Average First Version Delivery Time

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