Project overview

Who’s the client?

A leading European independent certification institute with a primary focus on information and communications technology (ICT) professionals.

Core of the subject

A global certification institute partnered with Oxagile to build a flexible badging solution that would allow badge issuers to award, customize, and track digital badges, while enabling IT professionals to highlight their achievements with industry-recognized credentials.

Key facts

A certification institute trusted by 2,000,000+ ICT professionals

The solution serves up to 3,000 users per hour

Support for 100,000+ accounts in the system

Codebase quality in the top 30% according to an independent audit by a renowned consultancy firm

A highly skilled team of specialists with over 45 years of combined experience

100% GDPR compliance to meet strict EU privacy regulations

Business challenge

Badges to foster learning

As a leading certification authority with more than 30 years of experience, the client wanted to enhance learning outcomes with verifiable and easily shareable digital badges to promote a badge earner’s achievements.

Customer’s goal

In addition to expanding its online presence, the client was looking to open up new revenue streams by offering business users a subscription to the solution. Delivery plans were ambitious — the first project phase had to be completed within 3 months — from scratch.

Product requirements

The client placed utmost importance on supreme product quality and expected an easily maintainable solution that would sustain 100,000+ registered users. The client was also concerned with meeting Europe’s tough data protection regulations and needed a competent vendor able to provide end-to-end GDPR implementation services.

Picking the right team to hit the target

To address the customer’s needs, Oxagile assembled a team of 5 experts spearheaded by a lead engineer with over 20 years of professional experience.

With a proven track record of successful projects, Oxagile was able to demonstrate its developers’ ability to write clean, modular, readable code. In addition, the team thoroughly analyzed the client’s business context and adapted the company’s code guidelines and best practices to align them with the client’s specific requirements.

To meet the tight time-to-market deadline, Oxagile leveraged its flexible yet predictable Scrum process, enabling the client to frequently roll out new functionality and stay on schedule at all times.

Delivered solution

  • Open Badges solution

    From an easy-to-use dashboard, a user can choose to accept badges, make them visible, export to Mozilla Backpack, and share across Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to promote their career.

  • Meeting targets

    Also, it offers seamless integration with the existing infrastructure. By using the solution, badge issuers can award, edit, and revoke digital badges, add custom templates, track badges and users, and more.

  • Tech features

    To ensure a great user experience, the solution leverages a flexible API and a highly optimized backend to create a new user or issue a badge in less than 3 seconds.

  • High-quality product

    An independent audit agency meticulously examined the code objective metrics and proved the codebase to be highly analyzable, modifiable, testable, reusable, and modular.

Solution’s key features and highlights

  • Ability to issue, edit, and revoke digital credentials
  • A convenient dashboard for easy tracking of users and badges
  • Seamless integration with in-house IT infrastructure
  • Multiple subscription options
  • Ability to share digital badges on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Compatible with Mozilla Backpack

Business value

By partnering with Oxagile, the client was able to expand its offering with a new badge issuing platform that would help attract business partners and create additional revenue streams.

To cut the solution maintenance costs, Oxagile’s team followed strict code guidelines to ensure clean, high-quality code. The code analyzed by an independent audit agency scored in the top 30% on maintainability, which is well above the market average.

A thorough understanding of the General Data Protection Regulation requirements allowed the team to confidently guide the client through a compliance procedure. The solution delivered is in line with the applicable GDPR legislation.

Professional Services, Education
Delivery Model
SLA-driven task backlog delivery (TM-based)
Effort and Duration
Ongoing, 50 man-months so far
.NET, ASP.NET, MVC, Web API, Entity Framework, Core 2.0, MSSQL, HTML5, CSS3, Angular, Bootstrap, SASS