An outsourcing strategy where we outsource our skilled resources to cover necessary positions required by the client on a temporary or permanent basis. IT staff augmentation has started becoming a buzzword as more and more global companies are hiring remotely.
Through 7+ years of commercial experience, Code Ninja has helped around 100+ companies from SMBs to enterprise level to augment their teams. We offer talent in all IT project roles that involve software and product engineering, UI/UX design, testing, and devOps.
There is a difference between project outsourcing and staff augmentation. While opting for resource or project outsourcing, we work on the project as a whole or some aspects of it whereas IT staffing services caters to inducting virtual resources to the in-house team for dividing the project workload.
Different outsourcing models may often cause confusion as ‘how do they work’. In staff augmentation, we augment our clients’ teams with the skilled and talented resources we have for the time period they define. Cost and timeline estimations are done mutually.
Code Ninja is a software development and consulting company active and running for the last 7+ years. So, we have gathered solid experience in teams’ augmentation, let us share our process of staff augmentation.
Companies reach out to expand their in-house staff, our managers obtain and analyze all such requests and response promptly.
Discuss details such as required developers' qualification and how staff augmentation contract will work based on the provided requirement.
Precise requirements help us choose suitable resources with appropriate skillsets. Filtered CVs are sent to clients/companies
After a company approves CVs, selected candidates have to pass the tech interview. Sometimes interviews are divided into 2 stages.
If all goes well, we sign a contract and selected resources are allocated for a defined time period.If all goes well, we sign a contract and selected resources are allocated for a defined time period.
Just like other competing companies, all are searching for the same talent pools and at the same time. This makes it difficult to get to the right fit and have them onboard.
Solution – Make a list of staff augmentation service providing companies, and check their portfolio, tech expertise, and client reviews. Go for an introductory call.
Effective communication between teams and their management is another major challenge of staff augmentation, which is pretty much there in other outsourcing models too.
Solution – Choose popular project management methods I.e., agile, scrum etc., Communicate with teams regularly, appoint a project delivery person, do performance reviews often.
Signing a contract keeps things transparent and puts customer-vendor in a safe relationship. Unplanned outsourcing bills, loss of quality control, and compromised data security are some issues to look into.
Solution – Define responsibilities from both parties in a liability clause, notice periods, data protection rules, terms of invoice, governing laws etc.
At every stage of the project, proper knowledge transfer is critical. Initial stages, during project implementation and the project closes, are some points where knowledge sharing is required.
Solution – define which data should be passed, appoint resources who will handle the knowledge, check tech documentation (if that’s available), and conduct necessary sessions.
Can’t find the integration solution you were looking for?
Submit a request and we ‘ll get in touch within a day
A type of outsourcing where resources are hired to fill the in-house positions on a temporary or permanent basis. This helps in team augmentation or capacity of an organization and they achieve results faster.
With staff augmentation, companies can add staff to their teams based on additional required skills for the project whereas outsourcing means executing the entire project with the resources from another company. We can label required skill (staff augmentation) vs required task (outsourcing).
Word ‘consultant’ often referred with the staff augmentation model but this isn’t consulting like giving expert advice. Staff augmentation outsource required resources to another company so that they could fill their lack of talent gap.
Project-based consulting is the opposite of staff augmentation. In this sort of consulting, a project based specific solution is offered where in staff augmentation developers have to achieve their goals themselves.
‘Consultation or outsourcing’ although such are the common words and often confused with other types of outsourcing. However, for clear understanding go with the ‘staff augmentation’.
Code Ninja: A pioneer in On-demand talent augmentation CodeNinja is one of the fastest-growing staff
The most important factor in the optimization of a business is an agile workforce. Most
Transformation certainly is the prerequisite for growth. In the era of rapid technological advancement, it