Case studies of collaboration, for CoTech website


#1

Hi everyone

Lucinda here from media co-op.
At the CoTech gathering in London November 29/30 2018, we decided to make a new page on the website called 'How We Work’

Here’s the first content, drafted by the Marketing group

Please add more case studies - your stories of how you’re collaborating with other CoTech member co-ops.

You can use the short case-studies below as a template

The aim of this is to inspire one another. And, when we pitch to clients, to bring CoTech to life

(PS Thanks to Cat of Dot Project for sharing the source material for this text - the deck of the proposal from some CeTech members to the Coop Group https://software.coops.tech/ )

Draft content for new page on the website called 'How We Work’

INTRO TEXT

How We Work

CoTech is a network of like-minded co-operatives providing technological and digital services to all sorts of clients.

We collaborate on projects because we believe working together gets better results.

Co-operation and communication are in our nature. We’retransparent, open and honest about contracts, cost and risk-management.

Because all CoTech companies are owned by the people who do the work, we’re fully committed to making each project a success.

CASE STUDY 1

NOW Pensions [logo]

“CoTech’s value lies in their intelligence, experience and modern agile approach to development. They seamlessly upscaled teams and rotated resources, so that we were always appropriately staffed. Their technical skill was unparalleled . They’re also very nice people!” Peter Thompson, Director of IT at NOW Pensions

Build of the UK’s first auto-enrolment pension sign-up system. Clear, intuitive design and usability. A highly secure web platform for more than a million users.

A collaboration by Outlandish and Co-operative Web

CASE STUDY 2

UNICEF/WHO [logos]

Redesign, reimagine and rebrand of website to report country, regional and global progress on drinking water and hygiene. With interactive data, custom graphs and maps

Resulted in a large increase in traffic and backlinks.

A collaboration by Agile and Outlandish


#2

Nice one @Lucinda! Will be working towards getting this on the site soonish.


#3

thanks Luke, that’s great


#4

Hi again Luke and everyone

As promised, here’s V2 content for the soon-to-be-created How We Work page on the website.

(I tried to attach the text as document and upload the logos, but I see new members on Discourse aren’t allowed to upload stuff…)

I’ve added nine micro ‘case studies’. Thanks to everyone in the marketing group for gathering examples of collaboration between CoTech members.
(Specially @CatAinsworth for sharing her work on the Co-op Group pitch, and @toml for calling the 1-hr session on collaboration)

Please correct anything we got wrong. And if anyone can add quotes from happy clients, that would help a lot.

cheers, Lucinda from media co-op

Content for ‘How We Work’ page

V2 @ 2.12.18 – with some tweaks to the text shared on Sunday, and some additional text with mini-case-studies

Draft from the marketing stream at CoTech meetup in London 29-30 Nov 18

INTRO TEXT

How We Work

CoTech is a network of worker co-operatives, providing tech and digital services to all sorts of clients.

We collaborate on projects because we believe working together gets better results.

Co-operation and communication are in our nature. We’re transparent, open and honest about contracts, costs and risk-management.

Because all CoTech companies are owned by the people who do the work, we’re fully committed to making each project a success.

CASE STUDY 1

NOW Pensions [logo]

“CoTech’s value lies in their intelligence, experience and modern agile approach to development. They seamlessly upscaled teams and rotated resources, so that we were always appropriately staffed. Their technical skill was unparalleled. They’re also very nice people!” Peter Thompson, IT Director, NOW Pensions

Build of the UK’s first auto-enrolment pension sign-up system. Clear, intuitive design and usability. A highly secure web platform for more than a million users.

A collaboration by CoTech members Outlandish and Co-operative Web

CASE STUDY 2

UNICEF/World Health Organisation [logos]

Redesign, reimagine and rebrand of a website to report country, regional and global progress on drinking water and hygiene. With interactive data, custom graphs and maps, and a simple interface.

Resulted in a large increase in traffic and backlinks.

A collaboration by CoTech members Agile Collective and Outlandish

MORE CASE STUDIES

CoTech members collaborate and co-operate in many ways:

  • App for people being stalked to record incidents safely and securely, for Rape Crisis Scotland – collaboration by media co-op and Aptivate

  • Award-winning ‘School Cuts’ platform for National Education Union - collaboration by The Small Axe and Outlandish

  • Online forum overhaul for Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity) - collaboration by Agile Collective and WebArchitects

  • VR for the Open University - collaboration by Animorph and Outlandish

  • Technical evaluation of Open Source software - collaboration by Fairmondo and Go Free Range

  • Print design for Space4 - collaboration by Wave and Outlandish

  • Public Law Project website build - collaboration by Wave and GreenNet

  • University of London in Paris website build - collaboration by Wave design co-op and Agile collective

  • Sharing opensource code to build and improve ANSIBLE collaborative platform for IT automation - collaboration by Autonmic, MediaBlaze, Aptivate, Outlandish, Agile Collective, WebArchitects