What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We are thrilled with the product that they have built. Their team is truly amazing to work with. Our team handled the design, as well as the overall architecture, but Scio did all of the coding and the implementation, and the result, in the end, was a really fantastic product.
I have really appreciated their ability to change the team depending on our needs, not only just in numbers but in terms of their developers’ specific skills. That flexibility, combined with the fact that we can work normal hours because they are in the same time zone as we are, has been hugely beneficial.
How did Scio perform from a project management standpoint?
Any time you work with an outsourcing company, there are going to be bumps along the way or things that don’t go quite the way you expected them to. What matters is how the company that you’re working with responds to those issues and how they treat your concerns, and any time we had any feedback for their team, they took it seriously and always responded quickly to those concerns.
Working with some contracting companies can feel like you’re pushing on the end of a rope and nothing is happening, but that never once happened with Scio. They were incredibly responsive the entire time, and no matter what problem we had, they were always able to correct it and get us back on track. It felt like they were part of my team, which is pretty much ideal for that kind of situation.
They were also very flexible about the specific tools we used for product management and sprint management, which helped make the engagement feel much more natural. We took advantage of all the Atlassian products such as JIRA and Confluence, GitHub for source management, and whatever tools we needed to stay on top of the milestones we were working towards.
What did you find most impressive about them?
No matter what level of person you’re working with at Scio, from an individual developer to the CEO, they all behave like they’re very invested in your project. Even in some cases with direct employees, they don’t all have a strong sense of ownership, but the best employees are the ones who work as if it’s their own product. Scio gave that impression across the board, which I really appreciated.
Are there any areas they could improve?
I’m incredibly happy with their work and anything I’ve ever asked them to do they fixed instantly, so I don’t have any complaints.