What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
In terms of technical ability, I would score most of the developers at a 10. They knew their stuff. I was slightly disappointed on the QA side of things though. I think that the QA person was a newer employee, so I would rate the QA lower.
How did Perpetio perform from a project management standpoint?
I would give project management an eight. They were strong on the project's overall setup and kept a regular cadence of meetings. They were flexible and adaptable to changing requirements, especially towards the end of the scope. There was a bit of ambiguity with role definition at the overall project manager / relationship manager level, but it didn’t hurt us too much.
They were super responsive and set up a Slack channel so that I could be in constant communication with each of the developers. They would work weekends and off-hours just because they wanted to.
What did you find most impressive about them?
The developers would constantly think of alternative options. They were proactive and independent, which is really nice because I wanted more than just a “Yes Man.” They really owned the role. It’s very rare, especially with people I’ve worked with in the past—and a lot of agencies get really bad press for only doing what you ask. It certainly makes me want to work with them again and recommend them.
Are there any areas they could improve?
I had to do more handholding with QA that I expected, but that might just be the person rather than the nature of the company.
Any advice for potential customers?
You should have a super clear picture of all the deliverables and of the level of priority of each, especially if it’s with inherited code. If you don’t then you’ll waste a lot of time up front deciding what exactly you want. It’s up to the business to know what exactly they want in the development cycle.