What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
The biggest compliment that we could give them is that we took a three-month engagement and extended it over the course of the year. In a sense, we promoted them from doing basic frontend work to becoming an integral part of our team’s architecture.
JetRocket’s problem-solving and code were so thought-out and sophisticated. They never built something with vendor lock-in, taking a standards-based approach to coding instead. We could pretty much bring on an internal engineer at any time, and they would understand how the code worked and expand on it. That’s as good as it gets.
How did JetRockets perform from a project management standpoint?
Project management is a huge weakness of mine, so I actually relied on them pretty heavily. Their team was great about letting us know when something got lost during the process. They told us what they needed to do their work, and that was exactly what I needed.
Each morning, we’d come together for a scrum meeting, and their project manager would coordinate with ours through Microsoft Teams and Jira. It was like we were managing a single group.
What did you find most impressive about them?
They were always thinking about the best way to solve the problem. Developing code is a lot like writing because you can write a sentence in a lot of different ways but still get the same message. It’s about style and communication.
That’s why it meant so much to us to see JetRockets get into lively discussions with our internal team about code. It was really their way of showing us that they were trying to see if there was a better approach. It might sound like having a team that thinks is a simple ask, but it’s pretty rare.
Are there any areas they could improve?
No, there’s nothing that I’d ask them to change. If we had the money, I would just buy the firm.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
JetRockets is not the kind of firm where you just hand them a spec sheet. You need to approach them as if they were your own team and generate a conversation with them. That’s where you’ll get the most value out of them. The more freedom you give them to problem-solve, the better your product will be.