What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
Of all the vendors I work with, and I have a few, they have provided the best quality engineers at a very good price. The engineers have been more junior, but they’ve actually come in with mid–senior level experience. They have done a really good job and been team players. They are very ambitious and keen to learn, which is a good challenge for me. They are from a university town, so I think they have the pick of the crop. They have been knowledgeable.
How did Euristiq perform from a project management standpoint?
We are agile, so it is on a week-to-week basis. They report directly to a dev team lead who manages their work. They work in sprints, so it changes every two weeks. We have to move them around to different teams every now and then, and they are fine with that. They are very adaptable.
We use Kanban boards. We were using Clubhouse, but at the moment, we are using Jira and Azure DevOps.
What did you find most impressive about them?
I would say their technical knowledge and willingness to take stuff on set them apart. It is a challenge for us to make sure they have stretched targets because they always want to learn more.
Are there any areas they could improve?
No, they have been fine actually. They are the easiest vendor to work with, and I have no complaints at all.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
I interviewed everyone on their team, and I think that worked well. If you want a successful team, you need people who are the right cultural as much as technical fit. They have generally come up with really good candidates.
I would also say that you need to keep communication open; they are an intelligent and ambitious lot, and they want to know what is going on all the time. They want to know what they will be working on next. Keeping them engaged and maintaining open communication lines is important.