Digitised solution for Sustainable Infra Development
Arrk helped one of the esteemed customer to design a web based platform which will stimulate the infrastructure development in cities and help them with their expansion. This platform will help cities for sustainable development by reducing carbon emissions, and improving quality of life for residents.
Customer is one of the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. They apply their financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help their clients and partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges.
With more than 6 decades of experience in unlocking private investment, creating markets and opportunities, they operate across the globe in almost all countries.
The case for investing in climate business has never been stronger and climate is one of the most crucial and strategic pillars for our customer. Being the largest development finance institution supporting the private sector in emerging markets, this customer is uniquely positioned to build new markets for climate business. By investing directly in climate-smart sectors, they are mainstreaming climate business in key areas such as clean energy, sustainable cities, climate-smart agriculture, energy efficiency, green buildings, and green finance.
Over the past decade, they have developed and maintained new markets and asset classes to achieve their climate ambitions and support their clients in their own green transitions, one such initiative is the recent completion of this web platform, a platform designed to harness insights from advanced green practices around the world to show what these mean for a city based on local context compared to others.
Whilst customer has the financial and green domain expertise, they needed a technology partner to help them realise their vision in the form of a new digital platform. Platform is a new concept and customer wanted to get their idea to market as rapidly and as efficiently as possible, speed to market was hugely important for customer which is why they turned to and relied on Arrk to help them achieve that.
Speed to Market
Transforming to Greener Infrastructure
In order for the project to be a success, Customer had three main criteria for the project –
Deliver the project on-time
Deliver the project on-budget
Deliver a high-quality outcome
Using Arrk’s proven project methods, the customer’s goals were achieved despite all aspects, especially time to market, were deliberately set ambitiously.
Arrk’s proven methods
On Time delivery
High Quality outcome
Arrk used its proven project methods to deliver Customer’s requirements on-time, to budget and to exceptionally high quality. Some key headlines about how Arrk achieved this success are as follows –
The project was initiated with an intensive requirement gathering exercise. Whilst all the requirements were not fully defined at the end of this stage, there was enough to initiate the development stage, any outstanding requirements were agreed through the course of the remainder of the project
Over a 15-week period, from initiation to live, a team of 6 Arrkitects worked closely with the customer to deliver the web platform. This team (India based) worked remote with USA based customer with great success
Additional challenges were thrown at Arrk due to COVID-19 which meant the Arrk team were also remote from each other working form their own homes
Extremely close contact with the customer, constant / regular communication, and reviews of the work as it was being completed ensured there were no surprises
Intensive Requirement Gathering
15 weeks period
COVID 19 challenges
Strong Team Collaboration
The outcome was a responsive web-based application, developed using Microsoft technology stack, third-party API for Excel interaction, and frameworks such as Angular and Highcharts.
It was delivered before time and within the budget.