Oct 12, 2017 | Tips | 0 comments

You need to develop and finish successfully a software project, with high quality standards, strong time constraints, and limited budget, your team thinks it is an “impossible mission”. But, is it?

Let’s face it; you don’t need super heroes to save you. You need a very cohesive, highly motivated, and committed, TEAM (take a few minutes and watch Margaret Heffernan talk at TEDx “Why it’s time to forget the pecking order at work”).

The problem is that you don’t have the time to recruit people and build such team. Because YES, it takes time to select the right people, and more time yet to prove they can work together as a TEAM.

What about technologies? The technology stack grows on a daily basis. To put it simple: it is impossible for a single person to be Senior in Java, and Android, and iOS, and Angular, and JavaScript, and HTML5, and Web Services. You need a complimentary team covering the technologies of your project.

Of course, joining and building these kinds of teams by yourself takes a lot of your time (I mean, money).

Certainly everybody is looking for people with high technical skills, with ATTITUDE, MOTIVATION, COMMITMENT and even more important; Team working skills, not standalone super heroes. Here is where staff augmentation service breaks into the scene. Someone who knows exactly what you need has already selected the right person for your team.



All this plus the advantages of:

  • The flexibility of the contracts which gives the possibility to start and finish the project when you need, with no penalties. It is particularly important being able to react quickly when unforeseen situations arise. And believe me, they will.
  • Very low training time; you may be able to reach specialists in the technology that you are looking for and ready to start very soon.
  • Ensure a successful result.

Finally, I’d like to share a principle as useful in the software business as in any other business: competitive advantage usually comes with new approaches to old problems. So, I’d recommend you to try augmentation services with one of your projects, and then decide if it’s worth it.