Lamden - a blockchain startup

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5.0

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They put a lot of thought and strategy into their process.

Stuart Farmer, CEO, Lamden

Background

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m CEO of Lamden, a crypto currency tech company that develops open source software for enterprises. We help other developers get into the crypto currency space.

Opportunity / Challenge

What challenge were you trying to address with Boldare?

I hired them to build and develop our marketing website.

Solution

What was the scope of their involvement?

The first step was an eight-hour discovery phase held over multiple sessions. They had a process to identify our site’s persona and visitors, which influenced our initial concept for the homepage. The team then held brainstorming sessions and provided wireframes and high-fidelity prototypes.

Next, Boldare presented two options: WordPress or Netlify CMS. They strongly suggested the latter because it made sense for the project’s limited scope. Once the site went live, we only planned to change text and pictures; there wasn’t need for the complex plugins found on WordPress. In the end, we decided to develop on Netlify CMS and host on GitHub.

The site went live this month. At our request, they added last minute features just prior to launch.

What is the team composition?

The team included: a project manager, one designer, two developers, and another manager that oversaw their internal organizational strategy. I communicated with every team member.

How did you come to work with Boldare?

I found them on Clutch. I had tried to engage them as subcontractors because I was impressed by their work, but the price points weren’t right for those projects. However, it made sense to hire them for this venture.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $13,000 – $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Work started in December 2017 and development wrapped in February 2018.

Results & Feedback

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Everyone loves the result. As a marketing website, the impressive presentation of content elevates its sophistication. The homepage has rather static content, but the whole site has great complex functionality. That combination of form and function makes our company appear highly professional.

How did Boldare perform from a project management standpoint?

They put a lot of thought and strategy into their process. The discovery and brainstorming sessions were very helpful.

Boldare set up dedicated Basecamp, Jira, and Slack channels. Their individual team members were always available on these platforms. They used a ticket system to review progress, but also pushed me to follow through quickly. The team wasn’t comfortable moving forward without knowing their work met my expectations.

We also held weekly video conferences to go over sprints. The developers completed them at an impressive pace.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They executed work cleanly throughout development. I knew the status of everything, which made me feel secure about deliveries. As a developer, I know it’s sometimes necessary to be lenient with deadlines, but I never had to be with Boldare. Everything was streamlined and on point.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Honestly, I’m completely satisfied with everything. I was mindful that we’re on the Pacific Coast and they’re in Poland, but the time difference wasn’t a problem. In fact, I chose them in part due to Poland’s highly reputable work culture.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Let them work in their element; don’t micromanage. Some clients have trouble letting go of control, but they should do just that for Boldare.

Summary

5.0 Scheduling

On time / deadlines

They said what they would do and they did it.

5.0 Cost

Value / within estimates

The price point is lower than other markets for comparable services and quality.

5.0 Quality

Service & deliverables

I feel really satisfied with everything.

5.0 NPS

Willing to refer

They've earned a lot of awards. The price and quality are also great for startup clients.

Project category

Web Development

Project size

$10,000 - $49,999

Project length

December 2017 - February 2018

Client size

11-50 Employees

Location

San Francisco, California, United States