The IT industry is going through a major transformation. Companies are struggling to stick to agile methodologies in the face of rapidly changing technology ecosystem. When business demands a shift, however, finding the right resources to keep up with these changes becomes a nightmare for most companies. This becomes a major drawback when new projects are incoming and/or current projects are high-volume.
Traditional practices are unable to cope with the speed and nature of such constant changes, thus leaving organizations either short of critical resources or in possession of resources that cannot deliver the required output. This is where staff augmentation can come handy for a lot of organizations.
Staff Augmentation is a process where organizations outsource resources with niche specializations on a fixed-term (long-term or short-term) basis. Staff augmentation resources act either as experts on a project or an extension to the on-site talent. Staff Augmentation allows companies to skip the tedious recruitment process, which doesn’t yield any beneficial outcome anyway, and save time and money involved in the hiring, training and onboarding process. But more importantly, it gives companies access to a wide and niche talent pool without having to make any compromises on the quality of the resource.
Essentially, what companies cannot leverage internally, they outsource; and this approach comes with many benefits of own.