Project Management Methodology
Scrum is one of the most popular Agile methodologies. It is an adaptive, iterative, fast, flexible, and effective methodology designed to deliver significant value quickly and throughout a project. Scrum ensures transparency in communication and creates an environment of collective accountability and continuous progress. The Scrum framework is structured in such a way that it supports product and service development in all types of industries and in any type of project, irrespective of its complexity.
BGO Software had nine months to build from scratch and completely replace the existing ten-years-in-development government solution. This required the transformation and migration of very large volumes of data into a completely new format, and last but not least the development of additional e-submission functionality.
One of the main challenges, our team had to overcome is the type of data HARP contains and manages. The information held in HARP is strictly confidential and therefore, the access must be restricted to authorized users only. Many additional integrations were made to ensure the confidentiality of all participants in the assessments:
- CAG (Assessment Review Portal)
The system is used by the HRA for all Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG) applications. CAG portal stores all application documents; records the committee recommendation outcomes and is fully cross-functioning with HARP management system.
The highly efficient two-way communication and data exchange methodology adopted by the customer and BGO Software teams ensured successful project completion within strict deadlines. To manage the complex data analysis and migration, the team developed a new data format and sophisticated tools, capable of transforming and migrating large data volumes from the old software to HARP.
BGO Software successfully deployed new functionalities that contribute to the system’s efficiency and capabilities for:
- simple log in and registration for R&Ds for booking applications onto Research Ethics Service
- REC members access to a personal portal, which enables them to view full, proportionate and or substantial amendment applications electronically
- HRA to be more efficient and environmentally-sustainable as an organization
- a sophisticated new approach to a regulatory system for research assessments in the UK.
HARP proved able to migrate large amounts of data in order to allow flexible workflow management and of course making all integrations, migrations and additional functionalities in the web-application as secure as possible.
The functionalities of HARP allow administrators to track the whole clinical research trial application review process, as well as post-approval monitoring and reporting.