What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
I was so satisfied with their work. They helped us stay under budget, and they delivered results on time. They are a very creative shop with talented individuals. They have a phenomenal work ethic.
Everybody up to our CEO was satisfied with what they’d done. We also got really good, positive feedback from the Dallas Mavericks organization, as well.
I appreciate how quickly they were able to analyze our requirements. We didn’t have to spend a lot of time explaining what we do. The team moved very quickly through that process and got to work.
Their CEO is not only a visionary, but also a great analyst. He’s able to think ahead, and he learns your business quickly. He knows what we need and how he can fill that need.
How did Unique Software Development perform from a project management standpoint?
They were very good project managers. They kept up with our team in Dallas, but also kept up with the team in Beijing.
At first, the Beijing team wasn’t sure about bringing another team on, but they ended up being pleased with Unique Software Development as well.
They used a project management tool to track every requirement and give weekly updates. We were never lost.
They made sure we stayed on track to reach our deadlines under budget.
What did you find most impressive about them?
We loved that they were fast and super creative. They came in at a budget, but they also burned the midnight oil working with our engineers in Beijing.
They’re a nimble, fast team. But, what sets them apart is their ability to analyze your business. I was impressed by their creative approach to solving our problems.
For example, there’s one model my partner and I had spent months researching and analyzing. We asked Matt about it. The same night, he sent us a presentation extrapolating on a blurb from the model.
They had already done all the mental exercises and pre-work to say, “We can do this for you, and here’s everything you’re going to need.” My partner and I were floored.
I turned to my partner and said, “This is why I like working with these guys. They move fast, understand your business and needs, and they’ll get you the product you’re looking for.” They cut through all the early, back-and-forth work to provide the price and the timeline for what you need.
If you’re a startup and need to move fast to launch the product, this team is the best choice because they’re able to help you stay in the speed of a light development cycle.
Are there any areas they could improve?
Since I wasn’t the project manager, I can’t identify anything they need to improve on. I don’t have any areas where I could say “you dropped the ball” or “you never called.”
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
Anyone that’s wanting to work with the team should embrace their creativity. They should share their business goals and be open to their ideas.
For example, I had a very challenging engineering problem. By the time we left the team’s office, they had given us five solutions.
Potential clients should also embrace a small approach. They don’t have a lot of staff like bigger development and design shops. But, they’re a very capable, nimble team that’s going to deliver every time.