What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
Internally, we feel that they’ve done an excellent job following through with the project. The quality of their code is excellent, and we appreciate how process-driven they are. As such, we can really count on them to understand the expectations and deliver on time.
How did Applaudo Studios perform from a project management standpoint?
We use several tools to manage the project. Our primary project tool is Basecamp, which allows us to share our creative documents and visuals. In terms of deadlines, if there are changes to the project scope, then we would also have to adjust the time frame. However, their team has had no problems meeting those deadlines.
What did you find most impressive about them?
Reiterating what I’ve said before, it’s important to us that they work within a similar time zone. Because we have in-house developers, having overlapping schedules is crucial to organizing the process and expanding our development team.
Furthermore, Applaudo Studios’ strength lies in their competency. They’re qualified experts with a great track record. From my past experience, I know that outsourcing can be risky because, when we hire a company, we have to retrain them at our expense. Therefore, it’s paramount to find engineers who can work fast and have relevant experience.
Are there any areas they could improve?
The only improvement I can think of relates to their office space. At the time, they had a limited working space with few conference rooms. I thought that it might benefit them to find larger facilities. However, they’re planning to change offices soon, so they’ve already addressed those issues themselves.