What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
I have shared their work with some of our partners in the drone industry. We partner with DJI in China, a billion-dollar company and a leader in consumer drones. Camber helped us create a dedicated webpage for this partnership, and DJI responded very favorably to the design treatment and functionality.
Over time, we hope to have more examples to draw from—we’ve launched some new products that will be a direct result of Camber’s work.
How did Camber Creative perform from a project management standpoint?
Camber has been by far the most professional I’ve worked with. They are very detail-oriented at documenting their work—in their work proposals and specific backlog task tracking, etc. They brought not only the developer expertise that we expected, but also project management expertise.
Their communication is excellent. I can communicate with them in real time through Slack and get a response almost immediately, even if it is late in the day. I can also access our sprints and backlog via JIRA, which they maintain daily. I can see what is in the pipeline, what is being worked on now, and what has been completed or flagged for review. The whole project management process has been stellar.
I can confidently offload a task to them, knowing that their team will see it through to completion. This has been a much different experience from other developers we have worked with, where we had to hold their hand through the process.
What did you find most impressive about them?
I am a big fan of everything they do. I’ve really appreciated their communication, including their response to my urgent requests outside of business hours. Their organization and project management are the most impressive I’ve ever seen.
Are there any areas they could improve?
Nothing comes to mind. We have used them for a few small projects so far, and are looking to award them with a contract for a much larger project.
Do you have advice for potential customers?
As far as advice for someone considering working with Camber: As with any developer, I would urge them to get at least one reference of past completed work. I would also talk with the project manager to understand their approach and the plan to accomplish the task, especially timelines and cost.
We have never had any cost overruns, but Camber mostly works on a time and materials basis; they don’t do a firm fixed price. It’s hard to judge the total cost of a project up front. We have had them build based on estimates, which helped us determine our budget and our confidence level for launching the product. That way we avoided needing to obtain more money for the project later on.