What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
I think it worked out very well. It has been a very pleasant experience working with them. They delivered exactly what we asked for.
How did Adchitects perform from a project management standpoint?
At the beginning of the project, I was a little surprised that 20% of the budget went straight to project management. However, I think it was a very smart move on their part because they put so much effort into project management.
Time was never a struggle for us because we weren’t in a rush, but there were no delays from their side. Everything was finished on time, and I would say in fairly impressive time. We also worked with tools such as Trello, Dropbox, and Google Docs.
I have a lot of experience in project management myself, and I must say that it was very well executed and coordinated. From a project management point of view, they couldn’t have done better.
What did you find most impressive about them?
I found that they used current tools in a very smart and efficient way. They didn’t overuse a crazy number of tools; they just used enough to make the job smooth.
I also appreciated that everything was done through Trello rather than email. In my current job, I see more than 100 emails per day, and it was nice not having to constantly exchange emails with them.
Are there any areas they could improve?
The budgeting that we agreed on initially was something that we were comfortable with, but we didn’t really have any possibility to expand on it. When we needed to correct or change something that we weren’t extremely happy with, we needed to pay extra for that. I understand that several back-and-forth changes should cost money, but a little bit of contingency within the budget should be included.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
Anyone who wants to work with them needs to be ready to be involved in the project. You can’t simply say what you want at the beginning and pick up the work at the end; it requires daily interaction and answering them quickly. This wasn’t an issue for me, but it’s something people should know. Also, you don’t necessarily need to be skilled in IT, but being slightly up to date with technology would be helpful.