Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
Out of the traffic of who is coming and landing on the site, we have seen our engagement increase up to three to four times. If I look at the numbers in the years 2012 and 2013, we had a 3.5% conversion ratio when it comes to the users coming to our site and engaging on the screen. They were substantially low conversion ratios. Currently, it stands at 25% on an average for 2016 and onwards. That’s almost about an eightfold increase in terms of how the users engage.
How did iProgrammer Solutions perform from a project management standpoint?
In almost all the engagements we had, we had one person that was the point of contact. For the mobile app, there would be at least one lead Android developer, one QA specialist, and one architect. We also had a data application written in the mobile app, so there was also a data application developer.
A good part of the interactions was with that point of contact. We used to have a call every evening at 7 PM during the peak development time. Calls went down from three to two to once a week. The communication was done formally through the point of contact, but there were occasions where we had handshakes between developers on our end and the Android developer from iProgammer Solutions.
What did you most impressive about iProgrammer Solutions?
If there was one reason why I would work with them over any other equally good company, it would be because of the overall exposure that they have in terms of bringing their best practices and standards. Anybody can write a code, but the hygiene of the code is to be ensured as most important. I’m sure that people within my organization might not be the best guys because they probably have a limited view of things.
Project management is one of the most important pieces, but that is a given. Between other companies and iProgrammer Solutions, I would choose iProgammer for the other part of it and not project management because I would assume that project management is taken care of across every company.
Are there any areas iProgrammer Solutions could improve?
They have a little bit of a lead time. That’s probably a challenge that all tech companies are facing. You don’t get the candidates quickly to join. For the amount of time they take in adding the resources and kicking off the project, it can be better managed if they maintain a bench. I don’t think they have many resources on as a bench. If you have 20 or 30 people in the organization and use floating resources more, they will be able to take up new projects to peak. In our case, we had to wait for almost 25–35 days to start the project. That was a delay for us because we were running short on time.