What was the scope of their involvement?
Our web-based platform is similar to the project management tool, Trello, but tailored to job seekers. It allows users to manage potential jobs or networking contacts through a clear pipeline process. The system generates cards for jobs that users have applied to or new connections to contact. When expanded, they contain additional detailed information that helps users prioritize tasks during each stage of their job search. After we provided design mockups, Agilityio gave us substantial feedback. They indicated that although we had a solid foundation, we needed to flesh it out. The more materials we could provide, the faster the entire development would progress. Thorough input included screenshots and ideas for actions. They reminded us to create facets of the UX that we hadn’t even considered. That was immensely helpful.
They offered to have their team complete the entire design. Due to budget constraints, we requested their ongoing guidance as we executed it in-house. They contributed supplementary design work to shape the platform’s overall look and feel. We’d use their examples as a model to complete each interaction and subsequent screen. This effective method of compromise showcased the team’s flexibility in devising a solution. By the start of the development cycle, we’d prepared sufficient materials to estimate a quote. We prioritized our desired features and functionalities to calibrate the scope. After that fairly fluid process, we set a deadline and solidified our goals
What is the team composition?
We mainly interacted with the project manager. Four developers and a technical lead were dedicated to our project during the build.
How did you come to work with Agilityio?
I had previously worked with Agilityio during my role at a larger company. They had been easy to work with and seemed genuinely invested in that partnership. Their method of client engagement makes it easy to orient toward agility. They stood out from the variety of vendors I’d dealt with throughout my tenure there. Since they’d left me with such a good impression I solicited their support to kick off the development stage of our new platform. It was an easy decision to make.
How much have you invested with them?
As a recent startup, we found their pricing appealing. We paid $50,000-$60,000 for the main development project. That stage of our project took about four months to complete.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in July 2017 and launched the platform in November. We took a brief break to survey the live product and audience engagement. Users provided substantial feedback about new features they’d like us to add. We reengaged with Agilityio in January for a smaller piece of work. It’s currently in progress and should be wrapping up in 1-2 weeks.