What was the scope of their involvement?
I engaged Purpose Built Software with the objective of doing a total rebuild of the site from the ground up, while preserving some of the experience components which made it feel unique. We employed a new framework and architecture, significantly extended capabilities, improved experience, and migrated from a primarily server-side application to an increasingly client-side one. It became much more dynamic, responsive, and interactive, and also gained a bunch of feature enhancements.
What is the team dynamic?
The whole project was built from scratch using a development team of 1-2 engineers, a QA resource, and project management.
We spent 8 weeks rebuilding the platform from the first line of code to the last. Purpose Built managed all the environments, the staging server, and the QA. I found the project management to be exceptional as they handled all issue-tracking and weekly planning. We also had weekly demos.
Scott Yewell [Owner, Purpose Built Software] pitched in on some of the project management, and I found him specifically exceptional. On one hand, Purpose Built is a contractor engaged to complete a project, but Scott took the project on as his own. He considered the improvements he would specifically want to have, and gave suggestions even if they equated to more work for him. He thought proactively, and gave lateral approaches, even for non-engineering components around our launch and the marketing effort. Scott is part of what makes Purpose Built exceptional.
How did you come to work with Purpose Built Software?
A trusted colleague who I’ve worked with in the past, who also happens to be one of the best engineers and technical leads I’ve known, recommended Purpose Built Software.
How much have you invested with them?
The total investment has been between $10,000-$50,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
The project was on-and-off, mostly because of some external events on my side. It took around 8 weeks to complete, and we’re hoping to wrap it up within the next 1-2 weeks. We started in April 2017.