OpenGov reports that the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) have collaborated to create a digital service for small businesses to easily apply for grants.
The Business Grants Portal (BGP) is designed to route applications to the relevant agency, and was developed with agile, user-focused methods in order to solve common problems businesses face in the grant application process.
From the article:
A post on GovTech’s Medium blog in June 2017 revealed agile development as one of the secret ingredients in the successful development of BGP. BGP was one of the first whole-of-government digital services developed using Agile. It allowed the team to deliver features with high business value first and deprioritise features with low business value, so that the team could deliver greater value for every dollar. The first grant was launched within 12 months and the next 5 grants over the next 6 months – a much shorter timeframe than traditional waterfall development, which could have taken 3 years.
Read the full article: The Journey Behind the Development Process of the Business Grants Portal | OpenGov