What was the scope of their involvement?
We’ve integrated Ragnarson integrated into our project development team. We mainly use Ruby on Rails for the backend and Vue.js on the frontend, but we also use the MQTT stack for communication. We use different frameworks for smaller tasks. We’ve developed the mobile application in-house, but Ragnarson has built its API.
What is the team composition?
We started with three developers from their team. We currently use roughly four-and-a-half resources, since one of them works part-time.
How did you come to work with Ragnarson?
I found them by accident. I asked a lead developer from a previous project about a partner. I hadn’t originally considered using an agency for our project, since it was too complicated, but I needed someone for code reviews. The developer recommended Ragnarson because he had worked for them in the past.
I originally worked with them on code reviews, but the more I got to know them, the more I appreciated their style of work. That was what convinced me to work with them, even though I normally thought that this kind of work wasn’t suitable for an agency. There was no project manager between me and the developers. It was almost as if the developers were working directly with me on the project. From the beginning, they were very interested in understanding our vision for the product and knowing why we needed certain features. They truly got involved. That’s why I decided to go with them.
How much have you invested with them?
We have spent above $200,000 so far, but we have agreed to spend $400,000 in total. We have expanded the contract with Ragnarson until at least 2018.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with Ragnarson in January 2017, and are still working with them.