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Cricket Australia Case Study - Mobile App Testing

By Planit Software Testing

Cricket Australia

This Case Study has been collaboratively developed with Ken Kades, Project Manager at Cricket Australia for Planit.

Cricket Australia (CA) is the custodian of cricket in Australia with a vision to be this country's favourite sport. CA has more than 150 employees across its head office in Jolimont, Melbourne and the Centre of Excellence (COE) in Brisbane, as well as staff based in various locations across Australia.

The Challenge

Cricket Australia decided to enter the world of digital media provision by delivering value to established fans and newcomers to cricket via Cricket Australia Live: The Official App

To make this app and all of our digital channels must-visit destinations for cricket lovers, we needed to focus on using the combination of our streaming service on smartphone, tablet and PC and cater for the increase in the amount of content being created exclusively for cricket.com.au.

“At the conclusion of the project, over 1,500 test cases were written and executed by Planit and the project has been an overwhelming success. I rely on user acceptance tests on behalf of Cricket Australia and my stakeholders depend on me. I could depend on Planit.”

Ken Kades
Cricket Australia

Scale of the Project

Delivering a world class cricket app in the timeframe we had was the result of a lot of hard work by people throughout Cricket Australia and our many external partners and suppliers.

Some facts and figures:

  • Three months of development
  • 11 vendors and 52 people were involved in developing aspects of the app and the live streaming service
  • 30,000+ human hours
Partnering with Planit

Selecting the best fit people and organisations is essential to ensure success and getting those decisions right is imperative for me in my role as the Project Manager accountable and responsible for delivery.   A most critical aspect of developing an app – especially with a limited time frame, such as three months, is ensuring a best practice testing strategy is in place.  We needed strategic testing partners who had both the breadth of skill and resources to come with us on this critical application development journey and beyond. 

We engaged Planit based on the expertise of the directors and their straight and honest approach combined with their extensive capability and capacity.   Planit maintains 500 test professionals across all the disciplines with a one-stop-shop testing solution that provides expert advice and fully managed services including performance testing via the Planit Cloud.  

They had a test team of industry certified pure test professionals on the ground ready to go within a day.  Their flexibility to both ramp up and down as needed meant they were able to be entirely responsive to our changing needs as the project developed.  

The team were dedicated, passionate and diligent in their approach, receptive to learning and their responsiveness was unwavering.  Working into the early hours in pressured situations and responding to needs as they arose is responsiveness in action.   At the conclusion of the project, over 1500 + test cases were written and executed by Planit and the project has been an overwhelming success.   I rely on user acceptance tests on behalf of Cricket Australia and my stakeholders depend on me.  I could depend on Planit.

The Result

Cricket Australia’s brand new app enables fans around Australia to live stream every international and domestic match this summer.  It’s also packed with scores, stats, news, video and audio content and our radio broadcasts.

A note for readers of this Case Study and avid cricket fans, Cricket Australia Live: The Official App is free to download and available on iOS and Android.  It will stream the Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series, the Carlton Mid One Day International Series, the KFC T20 INTL, the KFC T20 Big Bash League and selected Southern Stars matches.  We encourage you to download the app for yourself – either at the iTunes App Store or from Google Play.

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