What is a Shaw Dedicated Development Team?Shaw is lucky enough to work with clients who understand the competitive advantage properly leveraged technology can offer them in the marketplace. Some clients have a vision for a series of loan servicing software system enhancements to deploy entirely new lending products and servicing strategies into the marketplace.
Such strategies are often designed to attract new borrowers and differentiate themselves in the marketplace, increasing revenue in both the short and long term. Other such initiatives are designed to increase the efficiency of operations and lower the cost of servicing. And all such initiatives require the speed of custom development.
Shaw offers dedicated software development teams for client–driven enhancements and special initiatives. A dedicated development team is a partnership model used in software development for remote collaboration with a client. It allows our clients to have the speed and flexibility found in custom application development with the oversight, expertise, and ongoing maintenance found in commercial, off-the-shelf software. Our dedicated team model provides a hand-selected professional team that focuses on realizing our client's specific development needs.
Dedicated development teams learn what the client is trying to achieve with a series of enhancements. This level of familiarity with the business objectives makes dedicated teams an extension of the clients' IT (Information Technology), development and business teams.
Why choose a Dedicated Development Team?Even in Shaw’s Cloud, Shaw can deliver client-directed enhancements to our web-based application meeting their exact specifications. Some finance companies find themselves in the position of needing to consider multiple enhancements to meet a new line of business or innovative servicing strategies.
Those companies, because of Spectrum’s open architecture, have the option to take Spectrum data and develop ancillary processes to meet their business needs. However, as Spectrum continues to grow and change over time, the client is responsible for ensuring those processes still produce the desired result.
Taking on such responsibility proves difficult and costly over time for most organizations. One potential solution is to have a dedicated team of Shaw developers, engineers, product owners, and project managers who work directly for the client executing their enhancement needs as quickly as possible.
Such a team is still part of the greater Shaw development, but answers only to the client. The dedicated development team must continue to work within the framework of Shaw development methodology, including ensuring their customer-driven enhancements meet all the Spectrum architectural, design, and security standards. This arrangement allows clients to direct the pace and aim of a development team while Shaw assumes all the long-term responsibility of ensuring the enhancements are accounted for as Spectrum continues to grow and develop.
Who is in a Dedicated Development Team?The specific structure of your team depends on the lines of business you need to enhance and the areas of the system that will be most impacted. Your dedicated development team may consist of:
Who are Dedicated Development Teams available for?Existing Shaw Systems clients can explore the potential of a dedicated development team by speaking with their Strategic Account Manager or Account Executive. Our resources will help you understand if a team might be right for you, as well as talk through how they are constructed and what an engagement might look like.
New clients converting to Spectrum can also consider a dedicated development team as part of your installation or as a fast-follower to your go-live. Please speak with your project manager or executive sponsor to explore the advantages of assigning a team of our development experts to accelerate your enhancement request.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our dedicated development teams, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.782.7730, for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!