Incorporating Dualboot’s experts with flyExclusive’s internal talent changed the charter jet company’s view of external partners. “They are not a third-party developer listening to us when they feel like it,” Ivy said. “It’s like we added three developers to our team.”
King added, “it’s been a delightful surprise working with them. We didn’t think it would be possible to have such a fruitful relationship.”
Cory Bullock describes it as a more collaborative environment with very positive results. The flyExclusive Product Manager meets with the developers to scope out the work and get input on the cards and milestones. He also has a weekly meeting with Dualboot’s Product Director to check how things are going and provide and gather feedback.
The biggest change, King said, is the communication. “We’ve cut the feedback loops to be as short and direct as possible, which has allowed us to iterate a lot faster.”
Working with Dualboot allowed flyExclusive to generalize a lot more of its development, which helped the project pick up speed. King said if they hadn’t moved to Dualboot, flyExclusive “would not have had the same velocity of work. All of our milestones would have been three to six months later, and that’s conservatively.”