Passed the Exam for the Magento 2 Solutions Specialist
As the world’s largest distributor of numismatic products for the Royal Australian Mint and Perth Mint, Downies are able to bring the cutting edge of the Australian numismatic industry to their collectors. Downies recognised the opportunity to modernise and improve their online presence for both Downies Coins and Macquarie Mint. After an extensive review process, Downies selected the Magento Commerce Cloud solution and enterprise partner Balance Internet to architect, design and develop a new high-performance platform to meet their requirements. The project focused on improving overall user experience and conversion while streamlining back of house operations through full integration with SAP.
I was the Solutions Architect and was running the project from the requirements gathering and documentation process up until launch as a BA and Product Owner.
Migration from Magento 1 to Magento 2, my role included the requirements gathering and documentation, solution architecture and overseeing the execution/development
A presentation on the agile approach of a Magento 1 to Magento 2 website rebuild. When considering the migrations and upgrades from Magento 1 to Magento 2, it is important to focus on a minimum viable product (MVP) rather than a complete rebuild of the original site. An agile project structure supports this approach and creates a relationship based on trust between the agency and client, as the process is so collaborative. A waterfall contract, on the other hand, is about protection of the parties involved and places a large emphasis on a fixed scope. It’s important to bear in mind that requirements for projects always change, so a fixed scope rarely happens for larger projects. Once the scope changes, all sides of the iron triangle are affected. Using a fixed budget and a number of story points with a focus on delivering an MVP, allows the project to evolve and can accommodate changing requirements and needs without ongoing budget discussions.