Experiences Using Semi-Agile Delivery for AUD Implementation
Our recent Peer Utility Group (PUG) meeting, hosted by Puget Sound Energy in Bellevue, Washington, was a great opportunity to learn what leading utilities are doing to integrate Automated Utility Design™ (AUD) with GIS and enterprise information systems. While much of the discussion was on systems integration and workflows, we also had an opportunity to review different delivery approaches. In particular, Louisville Gas and Electric (LGE) spent some time detailing their experience with the SBS Semi-Agile approach for delivering an integrated electric and gas utility design solution based on AUD and SBS’ Utility DataHub™ (UDH).
The goal at IPL is to create a seamless integration that minimizes the amount of programs a user has to touch to get their work done. With these integrations existing software systems can now perform their full duties allowing IPL to get the most out of their investments, while providing top-tier customer service.
Our company, Spatial Business Systems, recently hit a milestone of having placed our 500th license of the SpatialBiz Plug-In for FME (also called the “Smallworld Plug-In for FME”) in production with a client of ours.