The Danish Environmental Portal's owners, the state, the municipalities and the regions wanted a new IT solution for registering +40 different types of environmental studies in watercourses, lakes and the marine environment. The system was to replace 6 old systems from the time of the counties. In addition, a digital integration was also to be provided to the many laboratories that provide analysis results on chemical analyses, as well as a data warehouse solution for users who use the data.
Maximize's consultant tackled the task first by managerially bringing the stakeholders together at steering group level and a culture of agreement at management level had to be established as the foundation of the project. The project's participants, including onsite and offsite suppliers, had to be organised around the project's method, IT architecture, goals and plans. Furthermore, it was important to achieve commonality regarding the project's goals and a shared understanding of the project's non-goals.
Due to the scope and complexity of the task, the consultant from Maximize Consult developed a method that suited the project's deliverables so that the requirements became clear and testable. The method clarified where the project moved away from the project's goals and corrective dialogue became possible - both at steering group level and in the project group. Thus, we were able to create a joint plan for the project.
The task resulted in a cloud solution where it was made possible for everyone to download survey results in a publicly available web solution called "Miljødata.dk". In this way, the new data solution also includes the needs of the stakeholders and the citizens can benefit from the new system.