What was the scope of their involvement?
Foundersuite’s high-level strategy comes directly from me, as the CEO, which I form through extensive conversations with our user base. Once a plan or need is determined, it gets fed to our product manager, who turns it into user stories (in Agile). Then, the product manager collaborates with Active Bridge’s engineer on completing the specific development tasks necessary to make the feature or fix happen. During that process, I usually spend a decent amount of time talking directly with the engineer about the specifics of certain features or bugs.
What is the team composition?
Our developer is Igor Bilan [Rails Engineer, Active Bridge], and he is the only one from their team with whom we collaborate.
How did you come to work with Active Bridge?
I found them using Clutch’s database, initially by searching for the type of services I needed, filtered by location. Through Clutch’s site, I reached out via email to a number of companies and explained our requirements. Of the companies to whom we spoke, Active Bridge was the most responsive. They were also one of the few shops that could handle Backbone Marionette, which was one of our non-negotiable requirements.
How much have you invested with them?
So far, we have invested somewhere between US$25,000-30,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We engaged their services in August 2017 and the work is ongoing.