Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
We had a pretty small engineering team, and we were having to spend a lot of time away from our core product, which was our mobile product. We had to spend a lot of time away from that in managing WordPress until we engaged Webtye and handed off the responsibilities for the WordPress development to them so that we could concentrate more on our IP [intellectual property], which was, as I mentioned, in mobile, psychometric analysis. Having Webtye on board for us really enabled us to concentrate on our core business while they seamlessly handled our WordPress development.
How did Webtye perform from a project management standpoint?
They were using Asana to communicate back and forth the deliverables that they were working on, and the line items, the completion and/or the status of all the different projects they were completing for us. As necessary, we had calls. When things were a little more urgent, we’d have daily calls. At the very least, we’d have calls once a week to discuss the status on all the mobile work. If there was a deployment going on, we would have longer calls to go through some quality assurance testing before we went live.
What did you find most impressive about Webtye?
Are there any areas Webtye could improve?
They’re based here in New York, but most of their developers are offshore, so sometimes there can be a little bit of a language barrier, but as far as me working with offshore teams, this has been the best experience by far. I’ve been working with offshore teams since 2009 in Android and iPhone development, Java, Python, and a lot of work in PHP. I’ve worked with probably about at least a dozen different organizations working offshore, so I’ve had quite a bit of experience. Having Webtye as an interface layer, and having them manage the offshore work versus me having to do it directly, which I’ve done a lot of, made things go much smoother. I wasn’t the one staying up all night; these guys were.