Staff augmentation is a flexible outsourcing strategy that enables you to hire tech talent globally and manage your augmented team directly. You are the one to choose from the candidates that fit your requirements and to cut or extend your augmented team whenever you need to.
IT staff augmentation vendors help you add skilled technical resources to your in-house development team on either a short or long-term basis. These resources are employed directly by the vendor, thus the cost and liability of making new full-time hires are eliminated. That being said, remote developers hired through a staff augmentation company are dedicated to one project at a time.
Staff Augmentation Is Right for You if:
You already have engineers working on your product in the local office, but you want to extend your team to have a team of programmers develop another part of the product. You need to hire a team of 3-8 tech professionals, but it's impossible due to the shortage on your local talent market. You realize that local recruitment will take too long and together with the risks and strong demand on the market this option is not viable.
You are developing a tech product together with a team of programmers and you need to add new engineers to your team. As the stack of professionals that you intend to hire is rare in your country, you're looking to extend your search to other locations.
You cooperate with a project outsourcing company to develop your product, but this model doesn't fit you for several reasons. First, you want to communicate with your team directly on a daily basis and second, you wish to be well-acquainted with your remote programmers to make sure they feel like part of your local team. Both of these are crucial for remote team integration with the local team and the motivation to follow a common goal with you and the in-house team.
What Are the Benefits of Staff Augmentation?
High Productivity Level
Staff augmentation enables a higher level of productivity because the developers are focused on a single project 100% of their work time, in contrast to a project outsourcing team which can manage several projects simultaneously. Working for one client and following their big vision also means higher levels of motivation and dedication.
IP Rights Security
From the very beginning of cooperation with your dedicated developers, all IP rights belong to you.
You become more flexible on 2 sides mainly:
Staff augmentation has an extremely transparent cost structure. You don't have to worry about any administrative and organizational expenses such as office space, workstations, and other facilities. You only pay a fee, and the vendor takes care of arranging everything, while you have the opportunity to focus on your main business activities.