Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
Everything has exceeded our expectations. It’s all been positive.
How did Atomic Robot perform from a project management standpoint?
At any given time, there are probably 5–6 people that could be working on any one of our projects. If we have deadlines, they’ll scale up to meet that requirement. We do online communication through Slack and we use Agile project tracking online. They’re always available on the phone and are also always up for scheduling in person meetings, which is a big help. We’ve done video calls as well.
What did you find most impressive about Atomic Robot?
The variety of work they’ve done is impressive. The different apps they’ve worked on shows that they can take and build off the work of other programs, applications, and software to bring everything together.
They are also probably one of the largest community involved app developers in Cincinnati. They host a lot of the get-togethers in the evenings for other developers and really stay in touch with other communities, groups, and other programmers. I think this helps build their knowledge database — they stay on the cutting edge and also attend app development classes.
We’ve worked with others that still rely on old technologies and old systems. Atomic Robot stays in tune with the latest iOS developments. We can give them what we want to solve with big-picture ideas, and they find the best solution with ideas we haven’t thought of and the latest app technologies.
Is there anything Atomic Robot could have improved or done differently?
At the early stages, they had to work on maintaining a schedule in terms of getting things completed on time, but that’s long been resolved since they’ve grown bigger and have a lot more developers now. The growing pains at the beginning have been flushed out with them maturing as a company and getting more business to meet more customer demands.