HANLEYWOOD CASE STUDY:

Transitioning Print Publishing to Digital

 

 

WWW.HANLEYWOOD.COM

 

For nearly 40 years, HanleyWood has provided indispensable news, analysis, and information for the residential and commercial design and construction industry through digital publications, newsletters, magazines, custom marketing solutions, trade shows and events, and the most comprehensive market intelligence available.

Loginsoft has been providing IT Consulting to services to HanleyWood for the past 8+ years, including development, maintenance and support for their main websites and various other enterprise applications.

TECHNICAL TALE
Loginsoft has been providing IT Consulting services to HanleyWood for the past 8+ Years , including development , maintenance and support for their main websites and various other enterprise applications.

RESULTS
Enabled bi-weekly releases.

CLIENT LEAD:
Glenn Stevens, Director of Architecture.

THE CHALLENGE:
Implement online capabilities demanded by advertising clients

PROJECT GOALS:
Transition HanleyWood’s 30+ magazine websites from a proprietary CMS to the new Tridion Content Management System platform with a development schedule of two-week sprints and monthly releases. Also, integrate Tridion with third party products like Bright Cove.

APPROACH:
We created a hybrid development team, placing some resources at the client site and closely collaborating with a group of dedicated resources in the Loginsoft Hyderabad, India office. Loginsoft’s experienced and well – networked recruiters were able to quickly locate trained Tridion developers. The newly formed team worked closely with the client’s product teams, participating in product planning meetings, daily Scrums, release planning meetings, backlog development sessions, and other relevant activities. Loginsoft followed the agile delivery model implemented by HanleyWood, but augmented it with its proven model of producing around the clock by taking advantage of the difference in time zones (requirements and testing by day, development overnight.) Oversight was constantly provided by senior developers, liaison and project managers, and other senior members of the Hyderabad and Chantilly offices.

The current set of requirements were broken down into stories or product backlog items and incremental weekly/fortnightly releases allowed in establishing an easy feedback loop with the customer and provided effective validation of the requirements all through the project. Email, WebEx and Telephone were used for collaboration and project management was done using agile planning principles.

C# 3.5/4.0, 4.5, ASP.NET, MVC 4.0.
JavaScript, VBScript, JQuery and AJAX.
Windows Based (XP, 2003, 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8), Linux. SQL Server (2000, 2005, 2008), Raven DB(NO SQL), MySQL.
Visual Studio.NET (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012) and SharePoint Designer2010.

.NET Framework (2.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5), ASP, ASP.NET, SOAP,WCF, Web Services, HTML, HTML5, XML, XSLT,
Web API, LINQ to SQL, Entity Framework, IIS 6.0, IIS 7.5, Apache, WinForms, Windows Services, Php, JSON and Microsoft SharePoint 2010.

Visual Source Safe (VSS), TFS 2010, 2012, Subwersion.

SDL Tridion 2009, 2011sp1, Interop dlls, DWT(Dreamweawer Templating), Razor Templating, C# frag- ments, Compound Templating, Tridion GUI extensions, Tridion event system, Core Service, DD4T. Dependency Injection, Inversion of Control.
NUnit, XUnit.Net, TDD.

Rally, Scrum, TFS Backlog inventory, Gemini (issue tracking).

JSonP , JQuery UI, LazyLoad, jQuery rater, image resizing.net, Gigya Social sign on, Google Analytics, Google Double click for publisher, GPT (Google publisher tag), wBulletin, Lucienne search engine, Brightcove wideo platform, Kick apps social platform, Highchart.js, Jquery DomWindow, Plupload, jquery.popeye.js, jquery FlexSlider.js, Jquery fancybox.js .
Paypal.

HTML4, HTML5, CSS2, CSS3, SVG, Flash, HighchartsJS, XML, XSLT, AJAX, JSON, JavaScript, JavaScript J query, Bootstrap.

Balsamiq and Axure.

MS Team Foundation Server, MS Visual Studio,MS Test Manager, Rally. Load Runner, Fiddler, Gomez, Visual Studio, Jmeter.
MTM,C.

Load Runner. SDL Tridion.
Version Controlling, Work item tracking, Team build, Reporting, Bug tracking and Project Portal