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Banque de France – Application developed in Agile

Ensure the traceability and consistent and formalised implementation of Solvency 2 supervisory recommendations for the Banque de France

Developing an SRP application within regulatory constraints

The French National Bank (Banque de France) wished to create an SRP application destined for the ACPR (French Prudential Supervisory Authority), The application needed to enable traceability and coherent implementation as formalised by the verification recommendations of Solvability 2 (Directive 2009/138/CE).

Context and challenges

  • Projects for the prudential supervision of insurance companies and groups
  • Development in platform mode on the client’s premises
  • To create a single-entry portal for work on insurance organisations and groups
  • Homogenise and apply the principle of proportionality for all supervisory work
  • Guide users through every step in the prudential control process
  • Create systematic computerised audit trails of completed tasks
  • Share information between the various ACPR directorates
  • Provide aggregated dashboards and statistical tools for different users
  • Regulatory constraint to open the service in April 2017

 

Solution

  • Agile method, with sprints of 2 weeks
  • Maintenance of the application
  • Documentation and Agile rituals (global framing, versioning / iteration framing, backlog feeding and poker planning estimation, planning meetings, indicators, retrospectives, etc.)
  • Technical documentation as a Wiki via Confluence
  • SONAR report in accordance with BdF standards
  • Developing a supervision application
  • Creation of a single-entry portal for work on insurance organisations and groups
  • Systematic computerised audit trails of tasks performed during set up
  • Aggregated dashboards and statistical tools for different users provided
  • The expertise acquired by the developers on Postgre SQL, Angular JS and Java 8 is valuable in view of the future migration planned by the Banque de France
  • Reuse of the RPS structure is planned so that an additional application can be used with RPS

Testimonials

The expert's viewpoint

The technical challenge and support from the Scrum speakers ensured respect of both business and technical requirements.

Project manager
Mathieu de Bona

Technologies and environment

  • Technical architecture
  • JBOSS, Java8/JBeret, SSO, PostgreSQL, Angular JS, SONAR qualimetric tools

Methods

  • Agile Scrum to support the activity with the necessary precision and to start production on schedule

Teams

  • 1 Project director
  • 1 Agile coach
  • 1 CP
  • 1 functional feferent
  • 2 designer/developers
  • 3 developers
  • 1,100 days