What was the scope of their involvement?
Table XI is our entire outsourced development team. A member of their leadership is our acting CTO who partners with our head of product management, working together to scope and resource load the initial product roadmap. Our project manager collaborated with TXI’s project manager to engage and manage monthly agile showcases of progress against program objectives.
This project required Table XI to ideate and innovate with our team, master use of new technologies, design and implement a complex data model and collaborate with third party vendors including Twilio, AWS, salesforce.com, fitbit, apple, higi. In addition, TXI stood up and managed secure development and production environments, managing third party and maintained a secure environment that satisfies complex healthcare privacy and security regulations.
Table XI also provided support outside the scope of what we’d typically ask of a software development partner. Early in the project TXI started working with a third-party vendor to utilize a commercially available off-the-shelf solution (COTS) we thought would accelerate time to market at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The software had various workflow capabilities that could aid in our efforts to reach program participants efficiently. Table IX implemented COTS vendor solution and began to work with its proprietary technical framework.
TXI determined that this proprietary framework could not be configured to meet our requirements or full-featured enough off-the-shelf and recommended not to use the COTS option. In less than 5 days, TXI and designed and deployed a proprietary technology stack that delivered the benefits we needed without the third-party COTS vendor, at lower TCO. Further, the added development cost of migrating the technical framework from the COTS vendor to TXI was absorbed by TXI and they were able to recapture the lost time due to this migration and had us back on schedule within two weeks.
What is the team composition?
We regularly communicate with an executive sponsor, acting CTO, dedicated senior project manager, and 3–4 other development and technical team members are allocated to our project at various points in time.
How did you come to work with Table XI?
Josh Golden (Founder, Chairman of Table XI) was introduced to a co-founder over 6 years ago, when Push for Wellness was getting off the ground. Josh took an interest in our vision and became an early investor in the business. When this project was initiated, they were already an active vendor with us.
What is the status of this engagement?
This project began in August 2017 and is currently ongoing.