How we work.
A blueprint for effective delivery.
The foundation of any successful enterprise lies in the approach you take. We realise that applying a static, off-the-shelf methodology doesn't work. Our blueprint is a foundation onto which we adapt for every project to meet the needs of the client.
The Equator Process
An open, agile framework
Our process has been developed and optimised over 1000s of projects and is regularly audited by clients and ISO (9001) to confirm it's effectiveness. Overall, the process uses the best of both project management worlds - the governance of Prince2 and the transparency of Agile. Within the process there are three core phases. The first - Connections - is where we build our understanding of all the influencing factors and objectives. In the Ideas Phase we collaboratively create solutions. The Big Numbers Phase is all about launching and continually enhancing highly effective work that builds stronger connections with your customers.
Your business, your partners and our experts all working together.
Where work is passed between different teams and partners, the end-product will not meet our standards. That’s why we adopt a single team principle; a multi-disciplinary team constructed of your stakeholders, relevant partners, our in-house expertise and, where possible, audience stakeholders too. Depending on project needs, the single-team can be housed in our studios or in your offices. Wherever they are, our approach to open communication and agile management delivers products that are created efficiently, meet customer needs and exceed business objectives.
High standards set and proven.
Not only do we set the bar high, it's important to us that we can prove it by being independently audited. To reassure you that your data is secure and our quality and process standards will deliver you a robust product, our process complies with ISO 27001 Data Security and ISO 9001 Quality Management standards. And we are audited every year. We are also certified by the Government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme - an industry supported scheme to help protect against cyber attacks.
In addition to caring about your business performance and your data, we care about the environment, which is why we have created a workplace that exceeds ISO 14001 for Environmental Management Standards.