Dedicated Development Teams

Advantages of Extension Teams

You rid yourself of HR, IT and admin hassle by offloading team setup and boost work to a professional 3rd party provider.

You access a new pool of fresh talent not seen elsewhere by local IT recruiters / agencies.

You have full predictability, as your team cost will be recurring from month to month unless you decide to scale it up or down depending on your current financial situation and project needs.

In case of offshore team outsourcing, you don't have to extend your office space to host more people in your team and actually pay half the price for your IT talent, which enables you to save money and increase your advertising/marketing spend, etc.

What is Extension Team

Whether it’s a startup or an established business, the success of IT projects heavily depends on their ability to deliver on time and within the budget. Doing all this work in-house can be risky and expensive. This is because the IT needs of organizations can change rapidly as enterprises try to keep up with technological innovation. These days, it will be difficult to find businesses with static needs as relying on outdated legacy systems will lead to disaster.We help companies to compete IT Projects by embracing one of the following delivery models, and figuring out which model suits your project needs the best: Staff Augmentation, Project outsourcing, Hybrid approach,

Staff Augmentation

Staff augmentation is popular as it allows companies to add and reduce staff based on the skills and support that’s needed during the development process. It also cancels out the extra costs associated with hiring more full-time employees. When you need specialist expertise, staff augmentation will help you quickly fill in the skills gap. You can also add new skill sets to the team to leverage both external and internal resources. It’s a great option to have control over staff when you need to carefully manage resources. It’s also easier to integrate with internal processes when compared to aligning these processes with external teams. Current full-time staff also prefer this model to project outsourcing because they feel less threatened by a few individuals rather than a full blown external project team (so adoption is much easier). It’s one of the best cost-effective models to deal with fluctuating staffing needs.

Project Outsourcing

Outsourcing enables companies to execute a whole IT project by utilizing the resources of a 3rd party provider. Sometimes, this can also come in the form of “out-tasking” where specific tasks of a project have been outsourced to an external company. It’s a highly cost-effective option as the project outsourcing approach helps get the job done without hiring a whole load of new employees. Companies can concentrate on their core operations while taking advantage of the skills and expertise of external experts. Unlike staff augmentation, the training costs will be completely absorbed by StartupServices.ca. StartupServices.ca will also be responsible for the adoption, maintenance, and enhancement of best practices. It’s also a highly scalable option and there is significant leverage when negotiating large contracts. There won’t be any additional management overhead and the responsibility of delivering results as it’s the responsibility of the service provider.

Our Approach

For most enterprises, it isn’t as simple as following a staff augmentation model or a project outsourcing model. Sometimes there might be an overlap of needs to get the job done on time. So when that happens, a hybrid approach might be the best option. In this scenario, project outsourcing option and the staff augmentation model are blended to meet the specific needs of the project. It can also be implemented at different stages during the development cycle, but careful planning will be required to map it out in an efficient manner. As far as hybrid approach is concerned, there’s a whole new trend of software development team outsourcing, i.e. you partner with an outsourcing provider to build your own dedicated product development team offshore (2+ time zones away) or nearshore (the same time zone), leverage external tech talent pools and retain as much project control as possible. Considering a tremendous shortage of onshore IT skills and a continuous challenge of saving costs without compromising on product quality, this model seems to be the most effective one.