Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
The most important thing for me was that they were able to work on their own without much involvement from me. Orangesoft contacted me on some issues, but there were only three or four during the project.
The application was not for the app store. It was a business application for specific services, so the metrics are not published. However, I had a contact inspect the code, and I know that it was well-written and functional.
How did Orangesoft perform from a project management standpoint?
Orangesoft was directly in contact with my client to clarify any points and to provide status updates. I was participating on all calls in the beginning to confirm they understood each other and could speak directly. In the later stages, I was only present on demos and some of the status meetings. Overall, though, they were able to communicate independently.
In general, the project management was easy. We didn’t build a huge structure for project management because of the simplicity of the project. In the beginning, we agreed on Google Sheets as a tool to use for the project. They gave us a quote and hours estimate, and we agreed on milestones and gave us weekly updates on the progress of the project.
The deadline may have slipped by a month or so, but we dismissed it. In this case, they managed the deadline with my client.
What did you find most impressive about Orangesoft?
They were convenient for me while I was working on a small scale. If I were to contact a bigger company, the project would have taken more time. They were able to start very quickly.
Are there any areas Orangesoft could improve?
In regards to the missed deadlines, they could have been more proactive in communicating that issue.