What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We’re still in the beginning phases of the work, so I’m not able to share any statistics yet. Our big achievement will be getting the blog live with the new design this month.
Overall, we’ve been super happy with Atoyle15 in our previous projects and it’s why we’ve continued to work with them. They’ve shown us different perspectives that improve our work, and we’re delighted with their approach.
How did Atolye15 perform from a project management standpoint?
We were using the scrum methodology in the past, but now we’ve given them their independence to take whichever approach they choose. We have weekly catch-up meetings but communicated over email, Jira, Slack, and Skype for daily needs for any urgent questions or concerns. Additionally, we share information through GitHub, which ensures a transparent collaboration.
We haven’t had any project management issues at all, so far. They do great planning sessions before the project starts and their team informs us of any external issues. There have only been two instances where we missed a deadline, but for good reasons. Our communication is great.
What did you find most impressive about them?
The quality of work Atolye15 delivers delights us and we’re excited to keep getting their support. The team is comfortable explaining very complex development terminology. Aside from their expertise, we also appreciate their organized, detail-oriented, and goal-focused approach. They’re a business provider that has worked with clients from all over the world on similar projects.
We also like that they push back on some ideas to make them better. It’s not easy for all agencies to suggest something different to a client, but we love to receive their feedback and insight. Sometimes, we’ll have a limited perspective and they’ll go out of their way to give us more ideas.
Are there any areas they could improve?
They needed to redo their assessments in a couple of cases but we’ve spoken about this in the past. As long as the work is good quality and fits our expectations, we’re happy overall. The price has been a bit on the higher end, but it hasn't been a concern.