Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
I would need to go through all the projects I’ve had over the years and ask clients to provide metrics for the work.
How did UKAD perform from a project management standpoint?
During my years with UKAD, I have developed a deep relationship with the team, so to speak. I know them in person, and, compared to other developers I’ve used, UKAD’s people are proud of what they’re doing. I get better results from them than I do from other tech partners who are a lot closer to me geographically. I always get good results from them, but, depending on who the project manager is, UKAD will take on different amounts of responsibility towards me as a client. The good thing about them is that they think for themselves, so if I hand off a design or brief of what I want to accomplish, UKAD will come back and suggest other possibilities for whatever they find to be a wrong approach, in order for the work to be done faster, with less effort and money from our end. They are very friendly in the way they do business, which is amazing for me since I’m not a technical person myself. UKAD can provide me with that kind of knowledge, instead of just delivering work.
I tend to not assign deadlines for my projects because that puts pressure on me. UKAD’s members want deadlines for themselves, which is great. Even if I don’t provide them with one, they will knock on my door and ask for designs, timelines for tasks, and so on. They are not dragging things out, but rather are pushing me forward. From my perspective, this is great.
What did you find most impressive about UKAD?
It’s not that I can’t say anything good about UKAD, but I don’t have any unique characteristics to mention about them. I always approach them for projects, and I have no reason to go to anyone else.
Are there any areas UKAD could improve?
Based on the way I do business, there isn’t much which UKAD could do differently. I can be a problematic customer, working on several projects at a time and going back and forth between clients. UKAD has been very responsive to my way of working and never required me to provide a brief that they could work on for a month. We are very agile in our work, so, if I need a resource for a particular purpose, UKAD can provide it fast, and not require planning for several months ahead.
I recently approached UKAD about an A/B testing project on behalf of a large client. The existing developer wasn’t available, so I needed someone from their team. I provided a brief of the project, and UKAD started interviewing people right away, coming back to me with a solution.