CASE STUDY: Macmillan eLearning Platform Performance Improvements

June 27, 2018
Managed services for flagship product


Macmillan required a long-term strategic partner to provide fully managed services for their flagship e-learning product, strategic recommendations to improve scalability, performance and architecture, and provide dedicated development leadership across multiple products and technologies. 

First, we needed to assemble a team of diverse talent and experience using both emerging technologies such as React and more established technologies including PHP. Second, we needed to get this together and ramped up quickly to meet the client’s aggressive timing goals and deliver product enhancements prior to the start of the academic year. 

The team needed to work hand-in-hand with client-side product owners to deliver key product improvements while also helping the client to adopt agile best practices in their organization. 

Consumer and enterprise desktop applications 

HTML, CSS, JavaScript (AJAX), Braintree/Paypal Gateway (Javascript), PHP, MySQL, Node.js, AWS, Jenkins, React, .NET, Python, ASP.NET, .NET Frameworks, C#, JQuery, NHibernate, HTML, Bootstrap 2, AngularJS 1.2, MongoDB, and SQL Server.

Solution Architecture, Data Management, Delivery Management, Development, Dev Ops, and QA 

Led key process improvement, feature development and performance improvement initiatives that have significantly improved all key business metrics, including development and maintenance costs, page load speed, concurrent user capacity, and customer satisfaction. 

Development of their next generation products and services including new experiences for user registration, log-in, search functionality, data management, mobile engagement, reporting, video, animations, interactive content and e-commerce.

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