One of the largest pieces of work delivered by the Godel team was the migration of comparethemarket.com’s Travel product to CaaS. This project contributed to the basis for a delivery strategy with comparethemarket.com, to be used for future products. Now the migration is complete, Godel has responsibility for maintaining the product’s microservices architecture.
Godel’s front-end React engineers use their UI experience to suggest improvements to the existing Travel UI framework. Synergy between Godel and the comparethemarket.com’s Travel stakeholders, combined with the project governance framework, ensures that new product developments can be delivered at a fast pace by Godel, whilst ensuring the correct decisions are being implemented.
The agile framework includes:
• comparethemarket.com senior management meets with the team every month, to discuss alignment
with the wider business
• After each sprint ends, delivery velocity is re-calculated with story points estimation
• The team follows test-driven development and a CI/CD approach, both of which allow them to
deliver at a higher velocity due to the reduced margin of error
• Pair programming regularly takes place, which achieves the following benefits:
o Engineers are challenged to share ideas and drive quality software delivery together
o Technically complex tasks can be tackled in a team approach
o Updates on tasks – progress, but also bugs and mistakes – are with more than one
engineer, providing more chance that they will be resolved quickly.