Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
Our application was ranked as one of the top 2,000 most stable applications on Google Play, which earned us an award from the company. Google has actually invested in our company, but the award was given to us independently. According to our latest metrics, we are 99.98% bug-free, with a user base of more than 20,000 people.
How did Parafernalia Interativa perform from a project management standpoint?
We have used Scrum methodology and worked through two-week sprints. I headed project management while Parafernalia Interativa provided a Scrum master. We worked as a single team, with daily stand-ups and weekly sprint reviews. The integration was the most important part. We use GitHub and Trello for project tracking. We have a system for automatically creating issues in GitHub, using Trello. It's a small tool developed by Parafernalia Interativa, which is actually very useful. It's a very good integration between the two platforms. These are the tools we're using within our own team as well.
What did you find most impressive about Parafernalia Interativa?
The quality of development work in Brazil is abysmal. By comparison, Parafernalia Interativa is delivering premium quality at a third of the price. This is a very good selling point for them. The team is comprised of average and good coders, but the time spent during quality assurance is one of their key strengths.
Are there any areas Parafernalia Interativa could improve?
Parafernalia Interativa has good coders, but they need to be managed better. I've mentioned this to Parafernalia Interativa's team lead. He's a very good project manager and organizer, able to translate needs into an actual project.