SFW's Agile Delivery Success in DCLG
07 January 2014
SFW's Agile, flexible service model, delivered via the G-Cloud helps an agency in the DCLG become more self sufficient
SFW has been working with an agency of the Department for Communities and Local Government delivering Agile application development services via the G-Cloud.
SFW was originally commissioned to provide advice and guidance on a core line business application that involved providing a road map and recommendations on a number of technologies for an investment management application. The application needed to be refreshed as it had been built using an ageing technology. SFW worked alongside internal development teams and provided a collaborative approach to the regeneration of this application. During development, there was strong emphasis on up-skilling internal resources on the new technology with an end goal of making the organisation self-sufficient.
Subsequently, SFW’s relationship with this client has continued to grow and it has now worked collaboratively with this agency for nearly two years. SFW’s involvement with the agency has increased and SFW is now working on three different core applications, providing a responsive and flexible resource pool, both augmenting internal development teams and deploying project teams to meet demanding business deadlines.
Speaking on behalf of SFW, Chief Technology Officer, Gavin Harte said, "SFW always sets out to deliver value through its services in the hope that clients will appreciate this and return to SFW because they want to, not because they are tied in. What was achieved on this first project with the DCLG agency is a great example of this".
Harte continued "As an SME, SFW is able to provide the service flexibility that is vital for achieving the Government's Digital agenda, and this is made even easier by the G-Cloud. SFW's reputation within government and as a G-Cloud supplier is growing all the time and I look forward to further successes like this in 2014 for both SFW and the many government agencies that it serves."