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January 9, 2024

Staff Augmentation vs Dedicated Team Outsourcing – What’s best for your business.

Finding the right talent is crucial for effective project execution. When expanding your workforce, two main models become available: Staff Augmentation and Dedicated Team Outsourcing.

In today's dynamic business landscape, finding the right talent is crucial for effective project execution. When expanding your workforce, two main models become available: Staff Augmentation and Dedicated Team Outsourcing.

These models provide unique approaches to address skill gaps, improve project efficiency, and meet the demands of the ever-evolving business and technology sphere.

Whether you're looking to enhance your existing team or exploring the benefits of a dedicated external force, this blog will dive into the distinctive differences, benefits, and considerations associated with each model.

Staff Augmentation Model:

Staff augmentation is a business strategy in which an organisation augments or supplements its existing workforce by hiring external personnel, often temporarily. In the context of software development, staff augmentation commonly involves bringing in external software developers, engineers, or IT professionals to work alongside your internal team. These external professionals are employed by a third-party service provider and become an extension of your in-house team to address specific skill gaps, handle increased workloads, or meet project demands.  

Staff augmentation provides organisations with the flexibility to access specialised skills, respond to changing project requirements, and efficiently manage their workforce without the long-term commitments associated with traditional hiring of permanent staff.

Dedicated Team Outsourcing:

Dedicated team outsourcing refers to a group of professionals, usually employed by a third-party service provider, who are exclusively allocated to work on a specific project or set of tasks for a client. This team works collaboratively with your internal staff, becoming an integrated extension of your workforce.  

Unlike staff augmentation, where external professionals supplement an existing team for specific roles, a dedicated team is a comprehensive solution that covers various aspects of a project, including analysis, design, development, project management, testing, and support.

Comparison:

Benefits and Challenges:

With the foundation laid out above around the comparative aspects of these two staffing models, let's now explore the benefits and considerations that accompany each of these approaches.  

Table displaying benefits and considerations of Staff Augmentation
Table displaying benefits and considerations of Dedicated Teams

Choosing the right model.

While both approaches come with their respective challenges, the undeniable benefits and substantial value of these models provide certainty that you will gain access to skilled professionals who are either too expensive or scarce to obtain.

Which approach is best suited for your business strategy?

The JustSolve Way:

At JustSolve, we excel in delivering consistent value within a sustainable, supportive, and collaborative environment.  

Our primary goal is to empower you to achieve your objectives through digital innovation. As seasoned technical professionals with a deep understanding of the IT industry, we ensure project success by providing the right skills and expertise.  

Our strength lies in adaptability, proactively addressing your technological challenges to deliver top-notch results that maximise value.

Determining the right staffing model, be it Staff Augmentation or Dedicated Team Outsourcing, demands a meticulous analysis of your project's duration, resource requirements, and desired control.

As you contemplate the best staffing model for your business, the experienced team at JustSolve stands ready to guide you through the decision-making process. While JustSolve offers both models, they have also created a unique offering where we have combined the benefits of both models into what we call a “Dynamic Scrum Team as a Service”.

Book a free consultation today to explore the staffing option that align with your business objectives.

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Author
Chané Fourie
Role
Social Media Manager
Based in
Pretoria, ZA

Chané is the Social Media Manager at JustSolve. All her skills and knowledge has been obtained by short courses, endless research, and a Social Media Marketing certificate from UCT. As an Advocate (INFJ – T), she enjoys either spending time outdoors, with the people/animals she loves or rock climbing.

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