ChildStory has celebrated an important milestone with the commencement of the program’s deployment phase. This move takes us one step closer to having ChildStory in the hands of caseworkers, service providers and most importantly children and their families and carers. The journey that has brought us to this point has been intense, rewarding and exciting. We have, and continue to, spend time with our peers on the front line to better understand how we can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children across New South Wales and to test designs and thinking to ensure that we deliver the right product.
Over recent months we’ve worked side by side with our preferred vendors developing an implementation planning study that will become our roadmap through this phase of the program. The contributions of Salesforce (including TigerSpike, MuleSoft, CloudSense, Conga and Accenture), Squiz and EYC3 have been exceptional and we are delighted to announce that they have formally joined our team.
This move into the deployment phase means that after almost 18 months of requirements gathering, design, prototyping and procurement we will now start building the ChildStory platform. We’ll be building the solution in modules – from Intake to Leaving Care. This means that our designers, business analysts, subject matter experts and programmers will work together in small teams over short periods to build pieces of what will be the final ChildStory platform. Working like this means that we can rapidly develop prototypes that we can share with users from across the department and the child protection sector to get feedback and generate better ideas. This information can be fed back to our designers and programmers to improve the finished product in real time.
Over the coming months we will continue to use this website to update you on our progress, to share designs and prototypes and give you a glimpse behind the scenes to see how ChildStory is being brought to life. Please sign up, share our posts with your colleagues and as always … we would love to get your feedback.