To develop SAGE’s new publication website and migrate more than 1,000 journals from their previous vendor’s system to Literatum in 9 months—shortened from the original 12-month schedule shortly after the project’s kickoff—without changing the project’s scope, increasing the size of the Atypon project team, diminishing the quality of the site’s design, or eliminating any platform customizations.
To meet the new deadline and balance the priorities of accuracy, quality, and speed, the original plan of attack was modified:
The interactive review process, optimized engineering and solutioning resources, and streamlined, parallel workflows reduced iterations and shortened review cycles without sacrificing accuracy. SAGE’s complex migration was completed three months ahead of schedule—without descoping functionality or expanding the Atypon project team. Based on this success, Atypon will be adopting this hybrid development and project management model for future large-scale projects.
“I think many people doubted that this development project was possible. It must be an industry first to have delivered a publishing platform, with such content and complexity, in this amount of time.”