Mar 11, 2020
Review For: Project
After taking over a software development project, Technology Rivers finalized the development process, launched the product on the server, and addressed all the bugs.
Technology Rivers worked quickly and efficiently, saving the in-house team a tremendous amount of time and resources. They went above and beyond to meet all needs, while their ability to resolve any issues that came up during the process earned them trust.
They quickly figured out what was going on and proposed a good solution.
Introduce your business and what you do there.
I’m the former product manager at a healthcare company.
What challenge were you trying to address with Technology Rivers?
We hired Technology Rivers to design and develop the MVP version of an iOS application that would integrate with our fertility tracking device via Bluetooth.
What was the scope of their involvement?
They developed our MVP and were responsible for enhancing the UI/UX design as well as the front-end and backend development. It’s a fertility tracking application.
What is the team composition?
They had a local product manager, a project coordinator and user experience specialist, an offshore designer, an iOS programmer, a backend developer, and a QA/Tester. I worked with a local team and offshore development lead.
How did you come to work with Technology Rivers?
We looked at their past work and saw that they had experience in healthcare and IoT devices.
What is the status of this engagement?
We worked together March–June 2018.
What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
They helped us build a stable and functional MVP to get initial user responses. It’s allowed us to get that real feedback.
How did Technology Rivers perform from a project management standpoint?
Project management was pretty good. They gave good suggestions and communicated in a very responsive and professional manner. We worked in an agile approach.
What did you find most impressive about them?
They have a good level of professional knowledge in their field. This is our first app project, so sometimes we were a little confused, but they always had answers or suggestions when I reached out.
Are there any areas they could improve?
They did a good job overall. We had them start the development right away, but later design reviews revealed that we needed to make flow changes in order to have a good user experience. We had to reword a few details because of that, but it goes both ways. Had they pushed these changes to later a phase, would've cost a lot more.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
I recommend starting backlog grooming early before entering the next sprint. It helps keep the team moving forward.