Is Team Augmentation The Right Choice For Business?

With numerous outsourcing methods available to businesses, it can be difficult to choose the right approach. In this article, we explore some of the key scenarios that indicate team augmentation would be a good fit for your business.

The author of this page: James Donohoe
James Donohoe, Microsoft Business Applications Account Manager Jun 07, 2024

In the face of a highly competitive labour market and the pace of technological development, scaling your IT team can prove a challenge. In response to these market pressures, outsourcing strategies have become a go-to for many businesses, with team augmentation the strategy of choice for many of Ireland's leading brands. A strategy designed to complement the knowledge and skills of existing in-house IT teams, we explore some of the scenarios where team augmentation can deliver the most value.

1. Your Business Needs Specific Expertise

Suppose your business requires a specific skill set that you don’t have in-house. In that case, team augmentation can be a great option to help address this while simultaneously helping foster knowledge transfer, ultimately supporting skills development within your core team. Whether you require a business analyst, an AI expert or an experienced developer for a particular technology stack, team augmentation can connect you with a vast talent pool. Team augmentation can also be helpful if your business runs into an issue with an ongoing project where additional expertise could help resolve the problem.

2. Your Business Is Scaling Quickly

Team augmentation can be a great solution for businesses that need to scale or increase capacity quickly. This can happen if your business has a sudden increase in workload as a result of a new product launch or a new customer project win. It can be difficult to scale the team quickly when using traditional recruitment methods, taking time to find and interview candidates. Team augmentation can help businesses address this by providing the right expertise to scale your team quickly and easily.

3. Your Business Needs More Support

Team augmentation can also be a good fit in scenarios where your business might require additional support. During peak busy periods with heavy traffic or when the primary team is working on a larger project and cannot provide support. Team augmentation can provide staff to work together with your primary development team to assist and take some of the pressure off, making sure tasks are completed in a timely manner. 

4. Your Business Needs To Meet A Strict Deadline

When your business needs to meet a strict deadline, assigning the right resources at the right time is essential for success. While it is common for businesses to struggle to meet strict deadlines, team augmentation allows businesses to bring in outside help and specific expertise to ensure the project is delivered on time. This not only reduces stress for your primary team working to the strict deadline but can also lead to increased customer satisfaction with no delivery delays.

5. Your Business Needs To Stick To A Budget

If your business has a tight budget or is looking to reduce costs, sometimes hiring a full-time employee is not feasible. It also may not be appropriate if your business needs the resource now but does not know for how long the skills be needed in the future. Team augmentation offers a solution to this saving your business a lot of time and money associated with hiring and onboarding a new member of staff. Team augmentation also provides businesses with the flexibility to augment their teams when they need for as long as they need, meaning they do not have to pay for the skills when they no longer need them.  

If your business can relate to any of the above scenarios, then team augmentation may be a good outsourcing option for your business. To learn more about how team augmentation, get in touch to speak with one of our experts today.

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