Website development on a tight deadline
Brainspin is a Utah-based studio dedicated to bringing digital marketing and software ideas to life. The digital marketing agency is made up by a talented group of pro-active individuals with a wide range of skills, from website design to large and complex animation projects.
In 2016, the President of Brainspin contacted Forbytes as they had need of our website development services. They had an e-commerce project and a tight deadline. Because of this they needed a skilled frontend developer to strengthen their existing team, and we were happy to come to the rescue.
Project Manager at Brainspin
"We found Forbytes’ code to be uniform throughout the website’s structure. They maintained regular communications and meetings to make sure everything was going well. The team was easy to work with. They took the time to get to know us at Brainspin and understand our business."
Putting the digital pieces together
A deadline loomed in the not so distant future from the very beginning of the project. Because of this it was essential that both the in-house team and the offshore dedicated developer not only worked hard but also efficiently. Both Brainspin and Forbytes agreed that in order to successfully complete the project in the allotted time the focus had to lie on communication.
Consequently, efficient information sharing and regular feedback sessions became the backbone of the development process. Additionally, a lot of emphasis was placed on demonstrable progress. Finally, all of this had to be incorporated into the overall structure of the project, while also ensuring that Brainspin's client's business objectives were fulfilled.
Offshore but on point
Brainspin's project manager Alonzo Green led the daily status meetings with Forbytes' frontend developer. In addition to the dedicated developer bolstering the Brainspin team, Forbytes' senior UI/UX and frontend development engineer also participated as needed in these meetings. Being an experienced website developer, they contributed by racking their brain for ideas and reviewing the code to ensure the quality of the final product.
When the date of the deadline finally arrived, it was evident that the dedication and hard work paid off. The combination of regular and effective communication and efficient support from the very beginning had managed to keep the team on track and productive. We were happy with the end result, and more importantly so was the Brainspin team.
Slack for team-wide messaging and new feature deployment notifications
Skype for daily internal team meetings and catch ups
Jira for requirements management, project tracking, and time estimates
Zeplin as a collaboration tool between the designer and the frontend developer