Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
As UI/UX [user interface/user experience] designers and graphic designers, it is crucial for us that the designs we deliver come to life 100%. What’s really great about Angry Nerds is that they focus on the designs. As a developer, they give you useful feedback. Communication between designers and developers is like two different languages, but with them, this is not the case. In the past, we experienced trouble explaining our designs to the developers.
What is great about Angry Nerds is that we can show the designs to them, they give us their input which is 99% valid, and then we can change the designs and adapt them. What we get back at the end of the project is 100% what we designed, and this makes a quality impression towards our clients. That’s the most important thing to point out. If there are extra wishes we have, they are flexible with that. In the end, what counts for us, and also for them, is giving the client a quality product, and that’s what we are both aiming for. This makes working together very nice and successful.
How did Angry Nerds perform from a project management standpoint?
The communication is always good. There have been changes to deadlines, but that’s normal. If there’s more work to do, it’s obvious that it’s going to take longer, but this is always communicated. Their reaction time to our questions or remarks is great. We have no complaints project management-wise.
We have personal meetings, which aren’t often, but it’s possible if needed. If we tell them that we need to see them, they drive down from Poland to Vienna. Otherwise, we use Skype and Microsoft Team Foundation Server for task and project management, and also different web meeting tools.
What did you find most impressive about Angry Nerds?
What’s impressive is the good communication and flexibility that they have. Those are the most important points for me.
Are there any areas Angry Nerds could improve?
Everybody can improve every day, but it’s hard to say what they can improve upon. To be honest, there’s nothing to mention which really matters.