Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – HANC

We started working with another team at Fred Hutch in early 2016. They contacted us after they were needing some local TLC with their HIV/AIDS Network Coordination global CRM database (unfortunately we cannot show a screen shot of their actual database, as super sensitive info!). We began with a Freelock Drupal Site Assessment, where we reviewed and rated them on some of the following metrics: security, maintainability, usability, ease of making changes, scalability, performance, and estimated life remaining. After we performed that audit, we were able to provide them feedback on some of their risks and critical action items, along with our recommendations moving forward.

Once we identified areas of their database system that could be improved upon, we began with rolling in security and module updates, to get them completely up-to-date and secured. Then, we began documenting user stories, since some of their most important functions have to do with creating, managing, and responding to financial disclosure statements worldwide.

As we documented all the various user stories, we were then able to create Behat (Behavior Driven Development) automated tests that run through those user stories to ensure all are passing. If any fail prior to releasing new or updated functionality, we are alerted and can pay special attention to those scenarios. This is also a very important part of our Freelock Drupal and WordPress maintenance plans, which they are on.

The team at Fred Hutch are great to work with and we’re so proud to be a partner. They are such an important part of not only the Western Washington economy, but also the social, health, and community fabric. We hope to have a long standing relationship with them for years to come!