Case Study : Medical School Website Development

Company Name: MIT – WYSS – Broad


What was the client expecting from Perception System?

Harvard medical school was looking to create a website to allow visitors run the analytics of their data. They had to run the complex algorithm on AWS which requires good enough knowledge of computer and operations. And heavy computation charges was another headache for visitors. Each algorithm requires 1 to 3 hours to execute and display the result. You can view it here – hematopoieticniches.org

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How did Perception System evaluate the client’s needs?

Harvard approached Perception System to create the solution for their visitor’s problem. Team at Harvard Medical School submitted their algorithms written in R and Perception System designed the middleware for the users to execute these algorithm without any computational knowledge. Despite the challenges of R language which is a language of statistical analysis only, team at Perception designed the portal for visitors in just 4 weeks with easy to use User Interface.
For cloud, AWS heavy computing instance is used which is c4.8xlarge with Auto Scaling.

Genuine Approaches Taken by Perception System for Harvard Medical School Web Development

Analysis

We allocated our BA team to analyze the client’s requirements. In the beginning, the software development team analyzed the concept hypothetically. Afterwards, we closely inspected the entire process at the client’s premise.

Project Planning

Based on our findings, we created flow diagrams for the entire work-flow and planned the project development process by defining technical implementations.

Project Architecture

Web architectures at Perception System defined the entire back-end application architecture for database synchronization, and the front-end architecture with navigation, modules, and data interactions.

How We Reached the End-to-End Solution for Client?

The journey toward end-to-end solution was full of challenges. However, our dedication towards the goals led us to deliver the solution successfully, as well as within the prescribe time-line & budget.

Development Methodology

We followed the KANBAN methodology to manage and execute the system. We listed features of the system as product backlogs and web development carried in a continuous delivery model.

Behavior-driven Development (BDD)

We adopted BDD approaches to bring collaboration between client-side team and web development team across the various branches along with seamless communications.

Segregation

We broke down the entire development process using WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) methodologies to address almost all requirements of client-organization.

Programming

We build five front-ends and a back-end using capabilities of WordPress and core PHP as well as APIs integration.

Support & Maintenance

We committed for long-term support and maintenance with a feasible plan sign up by the client.

The Final Result

Milestones & Deliverables

We decided milestones and deliverables with the consent of the client and delivered the web portals in the continuous delivery model.

Achievements

Now visitors can easily submit their study without worrying about running the EC2 instance on their own and other headache of algorithm setup. Perception System also won the contract of Support & maintenance for years and more algorithms will be added as time grows.

Satisfaction

Client was very impressed by Perception System’s Service, Delivery within the Time-line and Budget.

Technologies We Used in Harvard Medical School

We have used the latest front-end as well as back-end web development technologies to deliver interactive and dynamic web experiences.

R Language

PHP

AWS