What was the scope of their involvement?
When I first got in touch with Geeks, they sent me a proposal for their services and company structure. It outlined how they design and implement solutions and what my level of involvement would be. After an initial discussion, they really understood my goals. Mortgages are quite a common debt, and many developers from Geeks had faced problems dealing with advisers and online companies. They understood the required dynamics to make the customer journey seamless and simple.
The next step was to map out prototypes. I met with their business analyst on four occasions. He was absolutely fantastic and intelligent. He easily grasped my concept and directly translated it into amazing wireframes. Once it started coming together, it looked like a real product. I finally felt like we were on to something. Upon our approval, they quoted an estimate for the entire cost of development and introduced me to the team who would head up the project.
One of the founders and directors gave me an overview of their philosophy for developing applications. Using an Agile basis, they frequently touched base to make sure we were getting what we wanted. They split up the project into 10 15-day sprints. At the end of each one, we assess their progress, and I have the opportunity to test it. Now at sprint six, we're more than halfway through the project, and it's coming along beautifully.
What is the team composition?
I met the senior manager, assistant project manager, tech lead, business analysts, software developers, senior developers, and testers. Knowing who I was working with was really great.
How did you come to work with Geeks?
I looked for developers around the London area that were nearby for an easy commute. My business associates and friends offered referrals, but most were one-person operations. The size, complexity, and scale of our platform's business model demanded a large, experienced, and knowledgeable team. I wasn't comfortable with using one person who would probably outsource my project, nor was I impressed by these vendors’ solutions. Instead, I wanted a team of developers who were all in one place.
I really struggled until I found Geeks through a Google search for software developers. Meeting their team was a breath of fresh air. They struck up a strong rapport with us, which was very important to me. I knew being on the same page would save us time finding the right solution and make our project a success. Geeks offered the complete solution we needed. Their team includes every type of resource, and they seemed equipped to deal with my requirements.
How much have you invested with them?
Up until now, we've spent about £130,000 (approximately $170,200 USD).
What is the status of this engagement?
We've been working together since February 2018.