Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
I was very pleased with the work provided by each of the 2 individuals from CoreBuild that were involved in this project. They offered excellent quality, based on the many developers I've managed throughout my career. CoreBuild was reliable in execution, committed to project timelines, able to forecast deliverables, and estimate schedules well.
The nature of the work that CoreBuild was involved in was fairly complex. We were pushing the boundaries for some of the features of our app. I would certainly work with CoreBuild again. They're very good, and I have a lot of confidence in the abilities of CoreBuild's leadership and team.
How did CoreBuild perform from a project management standpoint?
CoreBuild was as good as any outsourced shop I've worked with in the past, if not better. They seemed to be very professional and held multiple internal meetings around client guidelines, communication practices, and so on. There was little need for handholding on my part on a day-to-day basis. I was very pleased with the communications and practices I saw on CoreBuild's part.
What did you find most impressive about CoreBuild?
Of the 2 people on our team, one was a senior Android developer, while the other was junior-to-intermediate. With the second individual, the speed with which he accommodated himself with the subject matter stood out to me. He had a very impressive work ethic and commitment to the project. I find that it's very rare to get even one high-quality individual from an outsourced shop, never mind a few. We only had a sample size of 2 out of a total team of around 30 people on CoreBuild's side, but I was impressed. All of my interactions with the head of CoreBuild were extremely professional. He was always responsive. CoreBuild is a high-quality shop, which is why I'd be happy to work with them again.
Are there any areas CoreBuild could improve?
Not off-hand. I've worked with many development shops in the past. CoreBuild sits at the highest end of client satisfaction, from my point of view. It's possible that my standards are biased, given what I've experienced in the marketplace, but I was very pleased with what I received from CoreBuild.