What were your goals for this project?
The goal was to design and develop a marketable solution in line with the UK quality standards but also with the specific market requirements. We didn’t need just experienced programmers capable of coding, but also tech specialist who could understand the marketability of our value proposition and the targeted operating model of the business for the short and medium-term.
We trusted Artecha opinion regarding what they think was best for the platform, and we agreed to use the technologies they recommended. They also provided the UX and UI input, covering a huge scope of work for us.
How did you select this vendor?
We were working with another organization, which sponsored our initial build with some of the interfacing, social media, etc. They recommended working with Artecha based on the things we were looking to accomplish.
Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.
We needed support since the discovery phase stage, we had the business idea with a draft of the concept but we required some validation. Artecha came along and performed complete due diligence of the concept, identifying the available entry points in the industry and defining the suitable personas.
After that, we passed onto the Branding phase where together with the Artecha designers we identified the Brand Identify. This was followed by the wireframing exercise which included the UI and UX effort and resulted in the preparation of the prototypes.
Once the team (including the management and the scrum muster) was happy with that, Artecha launched the back end and front end activities with its engineers. The development was carried out through weekly SPRINTS and daily communication on the available channels (Slack and Jira).
Before going to production the build went through an extensive phase of QA and Testing (including Beta testing). We have not encountered bugs so far.
What was the team composition?
Artecha allocated a full-time team to our project, the team was made by 1 Project Manager, 1 Designer, 2 Back End developers, 2 Front End developers, 1 QA and 1 Tester.
In addition to that sometimes Artecha Business Analysts will join to advice on features and or validate milestones.