What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
The app launched successfully in January 2018 as a robust product. Of the three main flows (buying real estate, selling real estate, getting a loan), two worked perfectly. Users could buy and sell a property, but the project ran out of funds before Kurzor could implement our loan program. This wasn’t within their power to change; their quality was outstanding.
Our startup end-client was quite happy with the app as it streamlined the whole process of buying and selling real estate, which they used to do offline. The tool made the process much more efficient and easy.
How did Kurzor perform from a project management standpoint?
For the most part, we filled this role with our own internal project manager and designer. However, Kurzor’s lead engineer had a project management background and would knowledge share with our project managers, creating a co-management team.
We worked with them on weekly sprints, which we planned via story points. Their developers met or exceeded their story points by the end of the week, and their development philosophy was above our standards. We had them attend daily stand-ups remotely to fully integrate into our team.
What did you find most impressive about them?
Instead of simply following orders, they contributed their own ideas like active team members. Their feedback prioritized scalability and long-term thinking but also took development time into account. Additionally, loyalty to us and a strong work ethic led them to work late when it was needed.
Are there any areas they could improve?
Our experience with them was overwhelmingly positive, so it would be hard to pinpoint anything negative. In the beginning, it did take time to develop the flexibility we needed, but that was because we weren’t their primary client. Over time, we established a true partnership, and they communicated their priorities to us more clearly. It was smooth from then on.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
If you can, work with the same four team members we did. They were amazing.