What was the scope of their involvement?
Lean Apps supplies us with designers, developers, online marketers, and project managers to help us do a number of different kinds of prototypes. We have a lot of different projects where we’re an intermediary, so we pass their services on to our clients.
With one client, for example, we may offer the prototype fund to 5–20 teams going through our corporate entrepreneurship program. They get to tap into Lean Apps for a wide variety of projects. These may include creating a logo; setting up an email domain and web page; launching customer surveys; designing flyers, posters, and brochures; building storyboards, or designing interactive websites and landing pages. Lean Apps also produces videos and design prototypes of clickable apps where the teams can capture interest from potential customers for the solution that they're testing.
For other projects, Lean Apps helps teams going through our incubation phase to build a solution. We offer those team a sprint mentoring approach, coupled with an agile development approach from Lean Apps. They provide front- and backend developers, as well as UX personnel and designers. They work intensively for about six months developing the solution over 12–18 sprints.
Most of these projects are mobile applications that Lean Apps builds using an agile method. They put the app in front of customers to gather feedback, then come back and iterate on the required features. The Lean Apps team is involved more on a daily basis during this phase.
What is the team composition?
My main point of communications is typically the assigned project manager. I also interact with their founder and CEO as well.
How did you come to work with Lean Apps?
We assessed quite a few different vendors from India and across Eastern Europe. After talking to them about our needs, we felt Lean Apps best understood the entrepreneurial mindset. They also had the most agile capabilities and flexibility, which allows for the lean startup process to be applied by the teams in our program.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent €500,000–€1,000,000 (approximately $585,000–$1,170,000 USD).
What is the status of this engagement?
Our work together began in February 2016, and the engagement is ramping up.