To make sure the IT staff augmentation model achieves the desired goal, both the organizations must understand and agree on collaboration / Engagement models.
The basic step of this process is to identify and define the needs of the company according to client requirements. You have to identify which type of candidates / offshore partner you need to complete your project. You have to list out your selection criteria like the experience of the company, years in business, their capability, team size, and other achievements related to your project requirements.
Your offshore outsourcing partner may offer you, different engagement models. Check how flexible they are. Short term engagement model might be good for starting off the initial staff augmentation approach but the long term engagement model may bring more cost benefits as rates can vary. Also, long term engagement model gives the partner more confidence and can prioritize work for you. So make sure you explore all possibilities.
3) Roles and Responsibilities:
Identifying and documenting all deliverables along with responsibility is key to the success of the staff augmentation model. It is important that Both in-house and the development team understands the core objectives of the project and strives to achieve the same. Project Gantt chart should be created and shared with each stakeholder to make sure tasks are distributed according to skillset and project can be implemented on time.
4) Communication and Project Collaboration
Allow the team members to share their opinion or feedback that may prove beneficial for the project. Project management tools should be used. Weekly standup meetings should be arranged and web conferencing is advisable. Make sure the team follows the agile methodology and Weekly Sprints are well defined and regular meetings can ensure the project timeline. Tools like Asana, Basecamp, and Jira help keep teams on track and ensure that projects are progressing as expected.
5) Quality control and Deliverables
At the time of Staff Augmentation – Offshore team selection you must check if the company has the internal testing team. Because hiring developers only can sometimes result in too much work for in-house testers. So you should also consider hiring testing team as well along with development team. Also make sure that the team uses Bug tracking tools and stick to well defined quality parameters.
At Dasinfomedia, we help the business firms to solve their IT staffing issues, so they can find feasible solutions for their business. We have been providing quality developer talent for 12+ years and integrating them seamlessly into in-house development teams. There are almost a large scale and also small businesses, projects, startups and we regularly help them to make the backbone of their business strongest by providing staff augmentation services.
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