What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
They knew how they would accomplish my request from the beginning, and they did it. The frontend Daffodil Software created looked exactly the same as the design I gave them. The platform is already working, and I have customers using it.
How did Daffodil Software perform from a project management standpoint?
They always stuck to the delivery dates they set. Knowing in March that I’d have everything ready by the end of June and seeing it happen exactly like that speaks to their project management. They knew what they were doing, and they scheduled their time really well.
The only concern was that the last milestone was too big and took more time than the others. The time I had for reviewing the complete project was very short. In the end, I had to work late every day trying to find all the bugs. It was hard for me to deal with that, but everything was really good in the end.
The communication was always very clear, and all milestones were completed on time or before the deadline. It gave me a lot of relief to work with professional people who knew what they were doing. We communicated through email, Skype, Google Hangouts, and Zoom.
What did you find most impressive about them?
I was really impressed by the frontend. Many times, a designer will create something really nice, after which the developers will tell them that they can’t do this or that. With Daffodil Software, they developed the frontend exactly like the design I gave them. Their scheduling was also impressive — everything was on time.
Are there any areas they could improve?
As I’ve already told them, the last part of the project shouldn’t have been that big. In the end, I just had one week to review the whole project. Reviewing the first milestones took me a couple of hours each, but the last one took me days. Everything was accumulated in the end, so the burden on my side was very heavy. In the end, I felt overwhelmed by everything I had to review in just one week.
Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?
People who want to work with Daffodil should be very careful about the milestones and sprints, so that they don’t get too much in the end. The time they need to review bugs shouldn’t be that big.