Startup speed, enterprise scale
Through the IBM Garage, TCS gained access to the full breadth of IBM expertise and products, including Enterprise Design Thinking™, IBM Cloud and the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. Leveraging proven agile, user-focused practices, a dedicated end-to-end team of designers, developers and architects began by working with TCS to build a business opportunity statement to align on the key goals: improve overall user experience on the Climanomics platform, modernize existing architecture and data management, and ultimately enable continued revenue for TCS.
From there, teams met at the IBM Garage in London for a three-day design and architecture workshop to problem-solve in a collaborative environment with a mix of designers, architects and developers. The output was an agreed-upon, defined minimum viable product (MVP) for the re-architected platform, with the next eight weeks spent in user testing, development and modernization. Throughout the process, IBM and TCS teams worked in close collaboration through daily standups, weekly retrospectives and iterations, and eXtreme and pair programming — both in person and virtually.
Following the IBM Garage Methodology, TCS moved from defining the business need, to building working and tested software, to scaling a solution to meet the escalating climate demand.