The Society of Leaders and Chief Executives (Solace) is the UK’s leading membership network for the public sector and local government professionals. They currently represent over 1600 members across the UK and have regional branches across the country, which play host to a number of events such as regional development days, skills days and networking opportunities.
Weeks from concept to delivery
Uptake from members of SOLACE
The requirement was to build a question-based assessment platform that randomised the user's questions.
In the back end, the questions were actually set up in sections (dimensions), and each dimension had fixed response answers for a low, medium or high score.
When the course was completed, the recipient would receive a copy of the questionnaire in report format with predesigned advice on improving their skills for each dimension. A copy was also sent to the business.
Firstly we analysed how easy it would be to build the assessment without it being a WordPress plugin which we resolved.
We then had to integrate the platform into the current website whilst ensuring that those who completed the assessment had a copy of their performance report attached to their profile.
Finally, we had to design the user experience to show progress for the assessee and keep it clean and simple, in line with the current UX.
BIAS delivered the CPD platform by integrating the question manager into the WordPress CMS.
As SOLACE’s members are also managed in the WordPress platform, it made it easy to assign those taking the test by email and tracking their results and participation to the member's profile.
We delivered the whole project in 4 weeks, including design, edits and feedback.
Solace still uses the CPD platform today, having built it in 2020.
The team at BIAS learned a lot working with SOLACE on this project and has gone on to further develop the idea for other use cases for clients in Tech and Consulting.
Our ability to think like the customer, manage the projects like a product manager and product marketer and deliver like a DevOps team has made us a go-to choice for custom apps on WordPress and HubSpot.