What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
Shrewdify has provided tremendous value to us. They’re a very honest company. Overhead is relatively low because they do all the work internally, rather than outsourcing it to subcontractors.
Our code repositories have an automated testing system that runs against the code that's committed. Most of the code was written by Shrewdify’s team. Like any organization, we saw ebbs and flows in our results. In our work together, it was great to see that the main result was positive.
How did Shrewdify Technologies perform from a project management standpoint?
We found them accommodating, communicative, and able to work well within our ticketing system. They're very accessible, even given the time difference. Typically, we hold a stand-up meeting at the end of their workday, which is when ours begins. We gave them feedback on nearly a daily basis. This method of dialogue has worked well for us.
What did you find most impressive about them?
Their ability to take an idea and run with it made them effective partners. They picked up on specific concepts and understood exactly what was meant by our requests. It was almost as if they were in our office. We'd give them ideas, hold collaborative discussions, and let them develop ideas as well.
With other subcontractors, I've had to write a CMM level five specification, and the work was still lacking. In those cases, we'd only get exactly what we asked for, or sometimes less. Shrewdify never had these problems. Ultimately, they came back with a solution that works for us all.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
When working with any team, especially a remote one, make sure that communication is clear. Every team is going to work in a style that’s based on their previous experience. I'd recommend starting with some smaller deliverables to confirm that you're on the same page about the product and desired result.