Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
I left the organization before the project was completed, so I have no metrics. While I was there, we kept track of social impact metrics related to the site in terms of registrations and finance. We accounted for close to 400,000 employees from different companies, all registered by their respective HR departments.
There were a few glitches with the site, but this is typical for projects like this. Our designers discovered details to be improved, working on them together with Quodisys' team. The need to switch from English to Vietnamese was one of the technical difficulties; the layouts are harder to maintain, given that the written Vietnamese language takes up more space.
How did Quodisys perform from a project management standpoint?
Quodisys was extremely timely, responding to any issues or questions we had. Quodisys' principal is a hands-on individual, providing special care to us, as a client. He did a terrific job in managing expectations and fleshing out the timeline. Our designers used Trello, but that wasn't a key project management tool for us. We mainly relied on email and other standard channels.
What did you find most impressive about Quodisys?
Quodisys is a more advanced and modern company than what is standard for their industry, especially within Vietnam. Quodisys understood the latest technologies and formats and offered guidance on what would be best to use. The advisory service was a big point within the RFP stage.
Are there any areas Quodisys could improve?
Our perfectionist designers would have preferred that Quodisys' teamwork a bit slower. We have dotted every i and crossed every t, to the degree of ridiculousness at times. It wasn't a weakness for Quodisys' team, but they did move things quickly, which led to more mistakes than what we expected. I assume that this is standard from a web development perspective.