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    Resource Augmentation


Resource Augmentation

IT staff augmentation allows a company to add staff to their teams based on the additional skills required to support their initiatives. Resources are employed by the staff augmentation firm. "Companies may easily ramp up and down to meet changing demand without shouldering the cost and liabilities of additional full time employees," said Kristin Tucker, Managing Principal, TDK Technologies.

Key benefits of resource augmentation :

  • Integration with internal processes
  • Companies can find it more effective to integrate staff augmentation resources with existing business processes than to align those processes with external project teams. After all, an individual can adapt more quickly to the processes of an organization than two separate organizations can align with each other.

  • Leverages existing resources
  • By adding new skill sets to the team, a company can take advantage of both external and internal resources for the completion of their IT projects.

  • Specialist expertise
  • When project team gaps mainly consist of specialized skills, staff augmentation can efficiently fill those gaps.

  • Rapidly changing staffing needs
  • Companies with staffing needs in constant flux can meet those needs through staff augmentation. It’s relatively easy to add or subtract resources to match demand.

  • Reduce cost of acquiring skills
  • Avoids the cost of investing in internal skill development.

  • Reduce employer burdens
  • Avoids costs and liabilities of direct employees.

  • Ease of adoption
  • It’s easier to adopt a staff augmentation model than a project outsourcing model. Companies are already used to hiring employees. Staff augmentation is just a small shift from what companies already do.