How did Areus Development perform from a project management standpoint?
Agile development comes with a lot of noise around who does what on a team, but Areus Development has Scrum masters, as well as good development and project management resources. We're happy with their quality of work. Areus Development is responsive in its communication with our team.
Compared to the many other subcontractors we've used so far, Areus Development stood out in terms of flexibility. Other companies have been reluctant to receive constructive feedback and take it in a positive way, but, because Areus Development works in an Agile manner, they can implement our feedback fast. This can make a difference when implementing time-sensitive changes.
Areus Development meets deadlines, even with last-minute changes. This is a feature which we haven't seen very often with other subcontractors. This could be because Aerus Development has more mature developers, or because of the larger team. Areus Development can have quick ramp-ups, although I'm not sure of the size of the team.
What did you find most impressive about Areus Development?
Areus Development has been careful to respect our budget, which is an important thing for us. We don't want to have surprises regarding contractors exceeding our set cost and milestones. Areus Development's team is very dependable, responding during moments of crisis and even over weekends. Overall, we're happy with how things are going.
Are there any areas Areus Development could improve?
We've told Areus Development that it would be great to have more customer-facing resources which could provide strategic consultation. They have implemented this for our bigger and more sensitive projects. It was the main thing that helped us scale the size of our projects with Areus Development.
I'm not very involved with project executions, but I think that I would have been the first one to hear about any complaints from customers. I haven't heard a lot of negative feedback about Areus Development, so I think that that's a good thing.