DEPI / EcoDev Dairy Pasture Consumption Calculator
The Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI – now Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning), along with the Department of Economic Development (now Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources) commissioned Wave Digital to take an Excel-based calculator for dairy professionals and make it accessible for users on iPad and desktop devices. This was a joint initiative between EcoDev and Dairy Australia who formed a Dairy Knowledge Management team that worked directly with Wave Digital on the project.
EcoDev knew that a modern web application with an intuitive interface would provide a much better user experience than the previous Excel system.
EcoDev worked with Wave in defining the user roles and how they were likely to use the web application.
Wave ran the project in a strictly agile manner; releases of working software were sent frequently to the client for feedback and sign-off. Our password-protected staging environment proved really useful in engaging with a broad range of stakeholders from EcoDev and Dairy Australia.