Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
The foundation of our relationship is the best [example]. The initial project was the most difficult. Their professional approach and speed is great. We were over a barrel, and some firms might have taken advantage of that. They came in ahead of schedule and under budget, and they made reasonable recommendations. They could have recommended a lot more work for themselves. They were very judicious in their analysis.
How did Srijan Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?
They’re Agile. They have people that are coaches, and they do a good job. They keep a disciplined approach which is scrum based Agile. They have a good variety of experience and skill within the organization. They have extremely experienced scrum masters that could participate. If it’s a smaller project, they’ll put on a less experienced one. They charge appropriately for that. They’ve applied really high level Agile coaches and experiences overseeing the scrum masters.
What did you find most impressive about Srijan Technologies?
They’ve been very flexible with us. Many firms find it difficult to work with a startup. We go through phases where it’s very intense to get something launched and we can’t spend money. They’re big enough that they can manage through working with our challenges.
Are there any areas Srijan Technologies could improve?
Their Drupal expertise is really good. There are times I think it permeates the discussion a little too much. There are times I want to ask if we are doing the right thing with using Drupal.
As Srijan brings people on, they’re trying to bring people on with really good English skills. You have meetings where you have a developer who’s trying to say something important and you can’t quite understand what he’s trying to say. So it has to be translated. So our overhead is a little higher.