What was the scope of their involvement?
We contracted BetaPeak as an extension of our team. At the time, we were working for three clients simultaneously and needed them to work with little management or guidance. We gave them full access to our materials along with a brief of our desired final results along with timelines and a budget. We were there to help if they had any questions, but they worked entirely autonomously.
BetaPeak provided web development services on WordPress. We submitted a creative brief on how the website should look, but didn’t detail every single piece. Instead, we welcomed their input at various stages. They often found better, cleaner ways to create the design.
The site is relatively simple. One important functionality piece is our ability to show and hide different components whenever we need to. For example, we have an elaborate blog that’s currently hidden, but we can reveal it with the flip of a switch. BetaPeak built different dials to control the content quickly and easily.
What is the team composition?
I don’t know how many developers worked on our project since I didn’t interact with them individually. BetaPeak assigned us a single point of contact in the form of a project manager, which simplified communication. It’s always harder to include five people on a message thread than just one.
How did you come to work with BetaPeak?
We didn’t have the time to do proper research on each company in our search. Ideally, we wanted a team that could work independently and produce clean results within our budget.
We found BetaPeak through word-of-mouth. I trusted the person who gave me the recommendation enough to set up an initial conversation. We interviewed them to see if they could deliver. After a 45-minute phone call, I liked our dialogue and decided to hire them.
How much have you invested with them?
The budget we set for our work was around $20,000 or slightly less.
What is the status of this engagement?
We worked with BetaPeak between August–November 2017.