What was the scope of their involvement?
Once we chose Macopedia to be our contractor, we started to go ahead with some workshops, analysis and rework. Following that, we got approval to revamp the whole website.
They helped us with the analytical part. Their team worked on the information architecture and assisted with designs. After we got the results from the first phase, they were to develop our website for us. They used TYPO3 CMS and worked in an agile methodology.
What is the team composition?
I am not sure exactly, but there were between 10 and 20. Initially, we were in contact with the CEO and another person. Later on, when development began, we had a product owner on their end. Now the role has moved to another person who is our main point of contact.
How did you come to work with Macopedia?
In our approach to development, we wanted to work on an open-source solution. We also wanted it to be flexible to change the contractor if we didn’t like them so that a company working on the CMS would be able to take over. The other thing we were looking for was experience in the educational market. They have worked with our competitors and other companies before.
Macopedia was one of the 3–4 teams we were considering. After a follow-up meeting with all of them, we decided to go with them. I personally liked to work with an agile team and that was another key factor in choosing them.
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working with them in May 2019, and the work is still ongoing.
They completed the project and we launched the website in early November last year. We are still working with them on further development for new functionalities.