About The Intellection Group

The Intellection Group specializes in rapidly building sophisticated, high-quality and innovative technology solutions that deliver breakthrough business results. They do this for a wide variety of companies and government agencies in a variety of industries in North America, Africa and Europe. They have special expertise in new and emerging technologies, including voice recognition, text-to-speech, GPS, RFID, and natural language processing, where they hold multiple patents in mobile multimodal natural language search.

About Paul James

VP of Technology

Paul has a passion for helping clients and thrives when faced with the challenges of creating something out of nothing, solving hard problems, and designing deliverables that are a pleasure to use and a dream to maintain. When deadlines allow, he heads into the outdoors, makes music, reads sci-fi and fantasy literature, and, of course, experiments with the latest tech gadgets.

Can you describe us your work and what you were looking for?

Most of the projects we take over are over budget, behind timeline, things have gone very badly, so we typically don’t have a lot of time to waste and we need people who know their technology very well and we need creative people, people who bring their minds, their attitude and we’ve had really great luck with that.

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How long have you been working with Prime?

We’ve been working with Prime from 2008 and we’ve got about 25-30 people working on various projects covering different technologies.

What do you find most valuable in our partnership?

The most valuable things that we have discovered while working with Prime actually starts with your culture, forward thinking, honesty, not being scared to voice your opinion, which I find extremely valuable. It allows me to scale as a Manager of projects. I could not scale if I had to spoonfeed all of the details to all of the developers all the time. And it’s really nice to be able to give you guys a really rough specification - you can do everything from design to development and testing. You’ve got project management that keeps everything in track and helps us meet our goals and our deadlines.

It’s really the individual developers and their creativity that I find most valuable - many times they bring to the table things that the client never even thought of. We actually have clients where we are discussing how much should we lay particular feature out and they would say, “Wait a minute, let’s not lay it out too much because then we’re gonna take away some of the creativity of the developers and they bring so much to the projects... and they give us more, a lot of times things that we wouldn't have thought about, features that we didn't plan for has become core features of our products”, so we’re very happy about that.

Back in the day, why did you choose Prime?

We’ve been through several different relationships, we chose Prime, because of the cultural connection - the communication is very good, very fluent, and again it goes back to the cultural pushback - if we’re doing something wrong, in other words, if somebody has a better idea than me, he’s gonna bring it to me, if the schedule isn’t going to work - they’ll let me know before the project is laid.

We have worked in many different countries - India, China, several other countries and this is what was lacking in those relationships. It was like we had to do the whole work and basically came down to us feeding them tasks, and they would complete the tasks exactly as written, within reason, but nothing more… there was nothing special, there wasn’t any understanding of the concept or the full vision, so we have now stopped using any other consulting firms in any other countries.

The most valuable things that we have discovered while working with Prime actually starts with your culture, forward thinking, honesty, not being scared to voice your opinion
Paul James
VP of Technology

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