Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
SimbirSoft delivered great quality on time, and did what they promised to do. I wish that we were still using them. SimbirSoft improved efficiency, and allowed us to do more business. They provided quality resources who knew what they were doing.
How did SimbirSoft perform from a project management standpoint?
SimbirSoft had a project manager working with us. He was fantastic. Depending on the type of item which needed to be discussed, we had daily standup calls with all of our developers, QA people, and engineers. If anything needed to be talked about in-depth, we reached out to our project manager.
We used our own project management software, PowerSteering, for the collaboration. SimbirSoft adopted it for in-house use as well. After we became acquired by our parent company, we started using Jira, as it was the corporate-wide platform.
What did you find most impressive about SimbirSoft?
SimbirSoft was very diligent and efficient. Language was the biggest barrier for them, but compared to other Russian teams we've used, SimbirSoft was better, and improved every day. We were able to speak to them on the phone, and give the team a chance to practice their English. We've worked together with SimbirSoft, and we didn't put an emphasis on putting one team against the other. Some resources may have been better or faster than others, but we always had great respect for SimbirSoft, and treated them as equals.
Are there any areas SimbirSoft could improve?
English skills can always be improved, but our project manager addressed this, translating messages if necessary.
What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with SimbirSoft?
I'd advise any prospecting client to hire SimbirSoft.