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5 Ways Staff Augmentation Can Save Your Next Software Project

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Allan Seeman
ByPor Allan Seeman

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The demand for talented developers and IT teams is higher than ever but sourcing candidates individually is costly in time and resources. Therefore, staff augmentation by adding short and long term dedicated teams have become an imperative staffing need for many enterprise companies and well-funded startups. WebCreek’s staff augmentation service expedites companies through the traditional staffing process and provides these sought after developers from an in-house technical talent pool. Here we have outlined 5 unique benefits of staff augmentation for organizations seeking to overcome the shortage of talent and scale their way towards production.

  • Project Management
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • Quality Control
  • Secure Environment
  • Nearshoring

Project Management

The reality is that even a very good developer can have too many projects on the go. The quality of the project and the deadlines will certainly suffer. We all know the feeling of being overwhelmed on a project. Adding a small development team to your in-house IT staff can ensure that your projects and resources are managed properly. Having a dedicated Project Lead on your projects can help to manage the resources and timelines while providing the focus that you need to finish your software project.

Meeting Deadlines

Time management and deadlines are crucial to the success of any project. When a company is understaffed and overworked, it often comes to the surface when you are trying to meet deadlines. Adding a team of developers at critical times in the project, can not only help you meet your deadlines, but it can also often save the whole project. Staff augmenting for your IT staff also has the added benefit of just paying for the developers when you need them.

Quality Control

Quality of work can be another risk in hiring a freelancer or using your in-house staff to develop a software app. Just because they have success in one area, doesn’t mean that they have the knowledge and skill to build the IT solution you need. Adding a small team of specialists to your IT project can ensure that you can maintain the quality of the project. A team that is familiar with working together and workflow learns how to manage resources and skills on projects and can maintain a high level of quality. Our teams have a dedicated QA engineer to achieve and maintain a high level of quality your project demands.

Security risks

If you are trying to save money on your project, security can be the first place that suffers. Dealing with a team that can augment your current team, means that you are still in control of the project and its security. You can give access to anyone who needs it and remove access for anyone that doesn’t. Having the right team to add to your internal IT staff, can provide you the trust and security you need to finish your project.

Nearshoring

Nearshoring is a proven way to add people to your team. It refers to the process of hiring outsourcers from outside your country, but close enough to be within a similar time zone. You can have a small team of specialists at your disposal, while still being in control of the complete project. The closeness to your time zone means that communication and update meetings are easier to manage and schedule. It can remove the delays with having to wait for developers or project leads receiving your emails the next working day when they are in the office, and then taking another day to answer and respond. Real-time communication is key to keeping your projects on time and on budget.

Conclusion

While there are many jobs that can be hired permanently for certain projects, we have found that adding a team of specialists that you can work with just you when you need them, allows you to manage your time and cost budgets effectively.   You still have complete control over the resources, the quality, and the security of the project, but have the added benefit of adding the right size and skills of a professional development team. In the end, that is what matters the most. Managing the resources you need to complete the software projects you need to finish.