Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
There are 2 main factors that show the quality of Javeo’s work. One of them is that we can develop the system within a given timeframe. It’s quite rare in IT that you provide projects on-time. We have additional financing from the European Union because our product was so well-designed, but that came with strict time and money constraints. Javeo could meet those requirements without delays. This is one of the basic metrics for us.
The second thing, which in my opinion is very important, is that they are working using an Agile methodology. They can provide us changes to the system on ongoing projects without delays or without pitfalls. There are always changes, but with Javeo we can make these changes to the project without trouble, problems, or delays.
How did Javeo perform from a project management standpoint?
We use Scrum. We have daily stand-up meetings . Also, they provide us new functionality and a demo in sprints every 2 weeks. We discuss the demo and then prepare the next version of the system.
What did you find most impressive about Javeo?
They are quite excellent in the technology and always know what’s new. There hasn’t been a problem where there’s new technology on the market and they don’t know it. For this project, that was quite essential. We needed to make a project which was state-of-the-art, and they provided that.
Are there any areas Javeo could improve?
We can always improve our communication. When you are using Agile methods, it’s difficult to communicate all changes and the consequences of the changes. For example, I sometimes struggle to provide all the information to our customer when representing the company. That information is known within the Scrum team. Outside the team, we don’t provide this information in written form that frequently. This is probably more a problem with the Agile method itself.