Project name: Unravel
Project description / Background to the assignment
As part of the Unravel project, we provide Data Science support for chemistry product development (PD) and support R&D. This includes, among other things, the design and development of production-ready web application to serve the developed data science model to the end-user. Therefore, the development requires a secure setup of Azure services according to an existing system architecture. To keep compliance with Henkel standards, the setup needs to be automated using Terraform and should follow Microsoft recommendations for security and networking. There is also a need for a proper test environment concept and deployment automation for the web application components according to the concept. Consequently, we do not have our own employees with sufficient expertise in connection with Azure Serverless technologies in a secure setup and their automated deployment, handling of test environment as well as logging and monitoring of serverless applications. Therefore, for this reason the project requires external expertise. The contractor has a unique position and provides significantly different services than the internal staff.
The services shall be provided within the framework of an agile development method. The concrete activities required in each case to implement the services commissioned shall be agreed iteratively between the parties within the framework of sprint meetings and implemented by the Contractor within the respective sprints following the sprint meetings. Prior to each sprint meeting, the contractor shall independently check based on its professional expertise, which individual services are reasonable and feasible within the scope of the assignment in the respective sprint. The sprints each have a duration of 2 weeks, so that the sprint meetings take place at intervals of 2 weeks. Within the individual sprints, the contracting parties shall coordinate the respective technical requirements for the services to be provided in daily meetings to achieve the compatibility of the individual components Supply Chain Digital Twin. The technical requirements for the services to be provided are assessed by the Contractor based on its own technical assessment. After completion of a Sprint, the parties shall conduct a "Sprint Review'' in which the contractor reports on the feasibility and status of the services performed by it in the previous sprint and makes a recommendation on how to proceed regarding the services that proved to be unfeasible in the respective sprint. All the meetings and exchanges described above shall take place exclusively in the presence of a central contact person named by us, who shall coordinate the project on our internal side. The organisation and scheduling of the meetings described above in which the contractor is involved shall be organised and carried out by the contractor and coordinated with us.
Backlog items will be assigned in Azure DevOps containing business requirements and acceptance criteria.
Automation of build and deployment of web app components based on Docker container and Azure serverless technologies
Staged deployment and test environment concept for App Service apps and Function App APIs
Concept for deployment and hosting of API specs
Concept for deployment and hosting of code documentation
Concept for logging and monitoring of serverless functions App Service apps and Function App APIs
Automation of Azure services provisioning based on Terraform
Setup of Azure App Service, Function App under consideration of Azure security recommendations and automation via Terraform
Setup of Cosmos DB under consideration of Azure security recommendations and automation via Terraform
Documentation of technical implementation which is subject to approval by Henkel.