No. 1 app in NZ, cyber security made simple, recipe for software development success, and help running your project discovery workshops.

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Boost. The power of positive impact

22 October 2019

Making things better

This issue looks at making things better. Learn about:

  • how making things easier for seniors created the no. 1 app in NZ
  • improving your cyber security
  • an easier way to run discovery workshops
  • the secret to success in software development.
Lauren Carey's family using the SuperGold app.

Boost Agile Coach Lauren Carey's family checking out the SuperGold app

Making it super easy for seniors

The new SuperGold website and mobile app went live earlier in the month, making it super easy for seniors to get deals and discounts, and stretch their money further.

It was an exciting time, with plenty of demand and lots of media interest. In fact, the app reached No. 1 in New Zealand on both the App Store and Google Play.

Anyone who gets NZ Superannuation or a Veteran's pension gets a SuperGold Card. The card gives them discounts, deals and free off-peak public transport. It’s a way that government and businesses can thank seniors for their contribution to the country.

The Ministry of Social Development’s goal was to make it easy for seniors to access the deals no matter where they are or what device they use. Cardholders can find deals nearby, check out special offers, search for the kind of deal they’re after or browse through all the offers available.

Check it out and share it with the seniors in your life. They deserve it.

Learn more about the SuperGold card and app  →

Cyber Smart Week banner. Click to go the Cyber Smart Week website.

Check your cyber security

New Zealand Cyber Smart Week may have just finished, but it’s never too late to check that you’re cyber secure.

This quiz from the NZ government cyber security agency CERT NZ takes about 5 minutes and lets you check you’ve got the basics covered. Once you’re done, you’ll get an email noting your strengths and weaknesses and some simple tips to improve your online safety.

Cyber security self-assessment quiz  →

Working on an activity at a discovery workshop.

Discovery workshops that work

Kick-off kit hits 2000 downloads

Our Kick-off kit recently clocked up download number 2000. It’s a sign that lots of people out there want to give their projects the best chance of success. No-one wants to put in all that effort only to end up with a fizzer.

Download the Kick-off kit for discovery workshops (PDF)

The Kit guides you through a fun, one-day discovery workshop. It shows how to run a range of activities that clarify your objectives, map out the steps to achieve them, and get the team humming.

Free discovery workshop: are you eligible?

Although the Kit lets you run your own workshops, there’s a lot to be said for having an experienced, independent facilitator. Practice makes perfect and all that.

"The discovery workshop was the key to starting our project on the right foot.” — Rocky Webster, FinCap

Rocky Webster

Because we know the importance of getting projects off to a good start, we offer this as a free service for the right projects. You don’t need to commit to work with us; if we’re confident the project will deliver a positive and lasting impact, we’re happy to help get it off the ground.

Email James to see if you're eligible for a free workshop  →

A Product Owner and developers check out the impact of the latest iteration of their software. Click to get Boost's recipe for successful software development.

Our recipe for software development success

In the nigh on two decades we’ve spent delivering software projects, we’ve learnt what works and what doesn’t. We’ve collected these insights into our recipe for success: The ideal Boost project.

It sums up what’s needed to deliver a successful project for our clients, our company and the community as a whole.

With a full project schedule, we can only take on so many new clients. So when we decide whether to take on a new project, we check that it has all the right ingredients. 

Does your project fit the bill? 

Contact us to find out

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