Using Agile and our around-the-clock, world-wide development mythology, we were able to turn a concept into a working artist portal. It was designed to deliver a rich, intuitive experience and worked seamlessly with the rest of the Mandolin platform within 3 weeks. The portal allowed artists to register their account, hook up their instruments to the live stream, and see what audience members were chatting about during their show.
As we began to dive into their systems, we discovered a number of manual processes that could be avoided entirely. One of the most time-consuming challenges the Mandolin team was currently facing was the amount of engineering hours it took to set up a show. Using structured design thinking, the Outliant team built an admin panel that gave their dev ops team the ability to create and manage shows without Mandolin's engineering team having to get involved.
The two components that we built for the platform effectively allowed the Mandolin team to scale, from only being able to host a single live show per month, to hosting more than 3 concerts a week. COVID-19 may have prevented music fans from seeing their favorite artists in local venues, but with the help of Mandolin, it couldn't stop music fans from seeing their favorite artists from the comfort of their own home.