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PortPay application built by a dedicated managed team from Africa

Dedicated managed team for PortPay

The Client: PortPay

PortPay makes marinas and port facilities more efficient and profitable. The system consists of several hardware components, a web application and a mobile app. Hardware components include a reader, a digital vignette, cameras and sensors. Ports can use the system to manage water traffic in port environments. As a result, they become more operationally efficient and enhance security. In addition, this introduces new and/or better monetization options.

The Challenge for PortPay

Tunga has developed several frontend projects/products for PortPay. Until recently, Tunga has scoped projects as they come in, often with tight deadlines. However, the challenge was to create a collaboration form that would give the client maximum flexibility and control over the costs. And that at the same time enables Tunga to ensure the quality of work. And to be able to move forward quickly once the projects were approved by the client.

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Elijah Atuhaire, dedicated project manager for PortPay

The Solution

In july 2020, to streamline the workflow Tunga started to work with a monthly retainer. The advantage here is that we don’t lose time with formal approval rounds. In addition, the Project Manager from Tunga works dedicated for PortPay. As a result, he is able to respond quicker and more efficiently. Tunga’s project manager Elijah Atuhaire (Uganda) is managing the developers in the team. And he is also responsible for the planning and backlog.

Firstly, together with PortPay, we create a backlog and prioritize it before each sprint. Secondly, PortPay marks which projects/features need to be added to the backlog. Then they are estimated in conjunction with Tunga. The final decision which items to work on is with PortPay. Further, PortPay receives a status report every four weeks. These state the number of hours spent and items delivered by the Tunga team.

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