What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
Black Pepper Software Ltd. brought everyone up to speed with React very quickly. It would’ve taken us 2–3 months, but their team managed to take two weeks. We saved a lot of time by tapping into Black Pepper Software Ltd.’s expertise.
We managed to release both products on time. We had strict deadlines for both applications and having Black Pepper Software Ltd. prioritize the right technologies helped us. Their team identified future problems and how we could resolve them without having too many technical risks and debt.
With the help of Black Pepper Software Ltd., we’ve managed to build a continuously-deployable application. This means we can create a feature today and release it with the click of a button. In terms of the release cycle, it’s different than what we’re used to. For i-nexus, the release cycle is six weeks, but we now have the capability of releasing it as we have a new feature.
The two people that came in had different expertise, but both helped us get everything up to speed and build the right foundation. Both served as advisors for the deployable applications.
How did Black Pepper Software Ltd. perform from a project management standpoint?
I was the project lead, and we worked in an agile methodology. We had product owners with a clear background of stories that we maintained in Jira.
What did you find most impressive about them?
I thought it was amazing that we could go back to Black Pepper Software Ltd. and find someone with expertise in a specific area. We would’ve struggled with finding experts, but they seemed to have highly-talent consultants for various areas, which has been useful.
For one week in November, we used them for “shared authentication,” which involves having a single login for multiple apps. Since this was new to us, we needed someone with experience in that. Anything we ask for, Black Pepper Software Ltd. has the right person for the job.
Are there any areas they could improve?
No, they were professional and always on time. They gave me updates on what they did, and if they saw something wasn’t right, or it could cause a problem in the future, they’d raise the flag straight away. I appreciated that approach. Black Pepper Software Ltd.’s team was professional, letting us know how a short-term win would impact us in the long run.