What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
Since I haven’t done code reviews on their work, I can’t give a full answer about quality. The application has been stable, for the most part. If there is a problem, we receive relatively quick answers, additional development, and code verification.
Their team is young and motivated. They allow us to make things in an automated fashion, and we consider them an integral part of our analytics team.
How did Sloboda Studio perform from a project management standpoint?
I handle project management with them. Delivery has gone well, in some cases exceeding expectations. Sloboda has met deadlines, even though we work based on prioritizations given on the same day, not on sprints. They let us know in advance if we need to adjust a deadline. They also don’t mind giving extra hours if we let them know that something is important.
We’re constantly in direct communication using Slack and Skype channels. It’s good that I am able to explain details on a daily basis, which helps keep things on track. The communication is straightforward, with no excuses.
What did you find most impressive about them?
We are impressed with the timeliness and simplicity of delivery. They don’t waste time on things that wouldn’t take us forward. For prototypes, they don’t focus on the user interface too much; they deliver something functional that we can improve from there.
Are there any areas they could improve?
It would be great to have more transparency on technical designs before they start development.
Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?
It is important to have constant check-ups and daily calls to make sure that everyone is aligned. Secondly, create motivation around the business value; invite the team on site, make sure they know the people whom they’re working for, and share any articles about the products they developed.