How did you select this vendor?
After defining and prioritizing a set of 15 parameters, we conducted interviews with five vendors in three countries.
Our key criteria included the ability to understand the nature of our business, quickly grasp the user scenarios and requirements, and deliver an integrated solution spanning architecture, requirements, design, and development. We needed a vendor who could propose new, better ways of implementing our desired functionalities.
We didn't want to feel like just another development project; we wanted to know that our vendor invested in the project and took ownership of the concept. Kolosek outranked the other vendors by far.
Describe the project in detail.
After selecting Kolosek, we held a series of workshops and knowledge transfer sessions. We quickly decided on a scrum structure and interaction model. Although we had a full development outline, we planned all these steps, constantly re-evaluated the best sequence of deliveries, and made sure the project and team succeeded early.
The project took many twists and turns as we discovered better ways of implementing its features. Throughout these change requests and scope alterations, we felt a greater level of interaction and responsibility from Kolosek. They often suggested better scope and development plans.
What was the team composition?
A three-person team established the basic elements. Upon seeing their high level of competence and excellent output, we quickly scaled the team up to 10 people. This team handles web and mobile development, design, architecture, and project management.