What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
Although we’re still working on the final phase of the redesign, our internal team has responded positively, and all user testing has been excellent. They’re still working to improve features of the interface, but we’ve yet to receive any negative feedback.
How did VentureDevsperform from a project management standpoint?
One of the places where they excel is in their project management. Every team has a product owner who oversees all communication with developers, making sure that they have all the resources necessary and understand our business needs within that context. This also allows the team to smoothly scale up or down, which is fantastic. They keep us updated and inform us of any concerns they may have.
As for their responsiveness, they always address our inquiries. If I have any issues, I can talk directly to the co-founder or the product owner to assign a resource and resolve the problem. We coordinate with them through phone, Slack for instant messaging, and email for longer communications or if other stakeholders are involved. They also work well with project management solutions such as Jira and Confluence, and are well versed in agile development methodologies. We have multiple meetings per week, and the whole team gets together for sprint planning and demos. I also meet individually with various developers if they’re working on a specific feature and want to discuss things in more detail.
Furthermore, as a remote development firm, it’s critical that they’re able to communicate effectively. Not only do they have strong English skills, they’re able to push back on certain ideas and suggest alternatives if they think there’s a better way to solve a problem. This is a crucial part of any developer’s job because we may find that a solution we’d expected to work isn’t going to be the best fit for the end user.
What did you find most impressive about them?
In general, they work extremely well together as a team; I can tell from afar that they communicate and don’t have any internal issues. They’re also very engaged with the project itself. They seem to enjoy working on the app as much as we do. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more, especially from developers who are working remotely and have no direct connection to our company. They’re motivated and personally invested in their work’s output, which is not something we take for granted.
Are there any areas they could improve?
In terms of development, nothing specific comes to mind. There were some challenges at the beginning with regard to some design work they performed, but it has been resolved with the new version.