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Housing NZ: Transformation

This project was truly transformational, Housing's staff left work on the Friday afternoon with the only core legacy solution left standing on the Monday being “email.” This was a transformation project on steriods!

Housing Corporation New Zealand, A NZ Government Crown Entity with an asset book in excess of $15 billion embarked on an Enterprise Transformation Programme (ETP) shifting the majority of its legacy application stack to a future proof application architecture based on the Oracle E Business suite and Northgate Social Housing solution which was under pinned via the Oracle SOA communication layer.

Circini was initially hired to manage the Technical deployment stream for this complex deployment which included approximately 1 billion rows of data, the consolidation of 5 legacy Retail housing applications together with the migration from Finance 1 to the Oracle EBusiness Suite.

From the outset Circini was and was able to  build on the Corporations own thinking by quickly injecting our skills and methodologies to the deployment.

Our professionalism and early wins meant we were asked to expand our responsibilities to include the Project management and delivery of the Retail development stream (Northgate Social Housing application)

As for the go live (6 August 2012) the cutover was achieved 2 days ahead of schedule. Having run several dress rehearsals the schedule was executed at 100% of plan with zero escalations required to either the project or executive management teams.

Post implementation Circini managed all escalation and triage activities as Housing's 1100+ staff used the new suite of applications for the first time.