What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We’ve received positive feedback on Cult of Coders’ work from a closed group and have thoroughly enjoyed working with their team.
How did Cult of Coders perform from a project management standpoint?
From a project management point of view, they've been pretty nimble. The team is process-driven, adopting a practical development model that combines my needs and how I’d like the process to work with their recommendations. There have been a couple of times when we've either had to change focus or had more momentum in one way or another. In those cases, they've been great at swinging resources in and out to focus on where we needed to be. We use Jira and a few other tools to track their work.
What did you find most impressive about them?
I appreciate that they’re opinionated and pragmatic without being high-bound. When we encounter problems, they care enough about our project to come up with a holistic solution. This is possible because they understand why they’re doing what they’re doing, which allows them to exercise decent judgment.
I’ve worked with development shops in the past that only focus on execution. By the end of the project, I’d see that there were issues along the way, but they didn’t inform us nor resolve them. Cult of Coders is different. They’re smart and offer strong suggestions but also know how to adapt once we make a firm decision.
Are there any areas they could improve?
No, I don’t have anything to add. I give them feedback all the time, and they’re good about sourcing expertise in areas where they’re not familiar.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
Be sure to allocate enough time to decide on your requirements before starting the project. For us, I wish that they would’ve pushed back a bit more on the start date until we had everything in place. At times, they’ve been ahead of me in terms of the requirements, which is good, but they could’ve pressed me to follow best practices.