Evrone developed a web-based platform that allows users to connect, ask and answer questions, and integrate with social media. The team provided wireframes and design, as well as Ruby on Rails development.
The project was launched recently, and many people are completing the registration process on the platform. Users are giving positive feedback and are happy with the process of getting involved. Evrone’s communication is continuously improving, and the team works hard to meet all deadlines.
"They work around the clock and invest a lot of time and energy into meeting deadlines."
Introduce your business and what you do there.
I am the co-founder and vice president of product management for a web-based startup company. Our company helps people who want to contribute their time and knowledge to helping others choose how to give to charitable organizations. Our company is less than a year old, and we have two employees.
What challenge were you trying to address with Evrone?
We asked Evrone to develop basically everything for us, from start to end. They developed the backend and the frontend, and they also did quality assurance. They managed the entire project.
What was the scope of their involvement?
Our website is a platform that allows people needing advice to connect with people with great knowledge. Users can register either by manually inputting their information into our website or by importing their LinkedIn account information. Users’ questions can be asked, approved, read, and answered by the community. These questions and answers can be published to a user’s profile or social networks.
The project was built using Ruby on Rails, and donations can be submitted through the website using Stripe. We worked with about six people from Evrone. I joined this project after the six people from Evrone were already assigned, so I wasn’t involved in that recruiting process.
They had a team member who was involved with creating the documentation and wireframing to get us started. When I later joined my company, I was responsible for all the specs and wireframing and all the planning for the sprints, etc. We requested that Evrone creates the registration and social network integration, and we integrated with many services for analytics, maintenance, debugging, etc.
How did you come to work with Evrone?
One of the co-founders had already been involved with them.
How much have you invested with Evrone?
I don't know.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with Evrone in December 2015, and we have an ongoing relationship.
Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
The project was launched a month ago, so we don't have any numbers to share yet. However, we have received a lot of positive feedback from people saying that they like what we’re doing. A lot of people are completing the entire registration process, which is not a small feat. We are happy with that, and users are happy with the process.
How did Evrone perform from a project management standpoint?
Communication is something we are always working to improve, though my traveling to meet and work with them in-person boosted the quality of our communication. We use any tool we can to work and communicate better, including the Agile process, Google Docs, Slack, Hangouts, etc.
I interact mostly with the project manager, but I’ve met the whole team twice. I flew over and worked with them for two weeks. They work around the clock and invest a lot of time and energy into meeting deadlines.
What did you find most impressive about Evrone?
There’s a real sense of family and community in the group, and they work in offices that are homelike and cozy.
Are there any areas Evrone could improve?
I guess so, but I can't say anything specific.