We kicked off the partnership in 2017 by rolling up our sleeves for the daily development work while at the same time coaching the Blueprint Genetics team to help them sharpen up their software development practices in terms of technologies, communication, and leadership.
We helped to set up a development process where everything starts from business and operational needs and decisions are made based on prioritisation and workloads. We also pitched in on building an architecture that’s capable of handling ever-increasing amounts of data in real time. We also helped to develop a new production process for analysing sequenced DNA samples and reduce process lead times.
As workload increases alongside business growth, it is crucially important to maintain open and transparent ways of working, employing best practices and maintaining good cooperation between development teams, day-to-day operations, different stakeholders, and users. As well as helping with practical matters on the software development side we helped Blueprint Genetics scale up by empowering their teams to take even greater leaps forward both in their development processes and the volume of analyses their pipelines could handle.