Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council is the local authority of the City of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. One of the 36 Metropolitan District Councils across England, the Council provides the majority of local government services in Leeds.

STCS have worked with Leeds City Council since 2020, working alongside their business and IT teams to design and develop a bespoke system to manage applications relating to £43m of annual funding for SEN pupils. 

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Leeds City Council is the local authority of the City of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. One of the 36 Metropolitan District Councils across England, the Council provides the majority of local government services in Leeds.

STCS have worked with Leeds City Council since 2020, working alongside their business and IT teams to design and develop a bespoke system to manage applications relating to £43m of annual funding for SEN pupils. 

Requirement

Leeds City Council commissioned STCS to design and develop a bespoke replacement for the legacy system  that managed applications relating to £43m of annual funding for SEN pupils.

We provided a multi-disciplinary team to work alongside users whilst assessing the existing system / processes and gathering requirements for the replacement solution.  We identified complex, time-consuming processes, and were able to design functionality to improve or replace these.

Our Scrum certified team used an agile approach, with sprints throughout beta to break larger functionality down into smaller prioritised stories that were regularly tested by users.  Constant feedback allowed development iteration or updates to the product backlog as required.

Outcomes

The finished system provides real-time, accurate information to the wider funding management audience and reduces the need for out-dated manual processes.

Key Tasks

Requirements Elicitation

Project Management

Agile Design and Development

User Acceptance Testing Co-ordination

User Training

Go-Live Support

Knowledge Transfer

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” The MVP was delivered on time and within the agreed budget.  Further development continues at the required speed, in line with spend agreed as part of the approval process.

The team at STCS Limited have been extremely professional, flexible, and very thorough in their methods in understanding our needs. Their delivery has been very efficient, and they are always proactive and available for support when needed. ”

FFI Team Lead / Product Owner – Leeds City Council