4 models of IT outsourcing you should know

As more and more companies launch digital transformation programs and build custom software, the demand for skilled developers is higher than ever. But in many regions of the world, building an in-house development team is expensive and time-consuming. That’s why so many businesses are turning to outsourcing opportunities.

Thanks to our outsourced teams, they get to benefit from top talent acquired and managed by providers that specialize in outsourcing IT services.

If you’re wondering whether outsourcing is a good match for your needs, take a look at these 4 outsourcing models and learn more about the benefits they offer.

1. Project-based outsourcing

Pros of project-based outsourcing:

  • You spend no time on recruitment.
  • No worries about salaries, perks and benefits, workspace, or administrative costs.
  • You get a project manager assigned to your project.
  • Teams offer detailed project reports and include you in project demos.
  • Sometimes you can even manage a team directly.

When to choose project-based outsourcing?

2. IT staff augmentation / team extension

Pros of IT staff augmentation / team extension:

  • Full flexibility — you can scale your team up or down within days or weeks.
  • You can easily replace developers from your project without spending any extra resources.
  • No administrative costs — developers are still employed directly by your vendor.
  • You get developers dedicated exclusively to your project.
  • Your internal team can become far more productive.

When to choose IT staff augmentation / team extension?

3. Dedicated team

Pros of a dedicated team

  • You team up with experts with established work processes who have previously developed projects together.
  • Since team members are used to working together, everyone will be working at 100% efficiency from day one, without wasting any time on the onboarding process.
  • No need to invest time and money in sourcing, attracting, recruiting, and onboarding new team members.
  • No need to cover costs such as private healthcare paid leave, hardware, software, and benefits.
  • Full scalability and flexibility — you can quickly scale your team up or down to address changes in your project’s requirements.
  • Transparent management of resources — dedicated teams usually use tools for remote task management and time tracking, so you can manage your team efficiently and evaluate the project’s progress on your own.

When to choose a dedicated team?

4. IT body leasing

Pros of IT body leasing:

  • It’s a cost-effective and flexible model of hiring new resources.
  • There’s no need to involve your staff or internal HR team in the recruitment process.
  • All the administrative hassle of hiring people is off the table.
  • The only thing you need to do is verify and accept the reported number of hours.

When to choose IT body leasing?

We hope that this article helps you understand the IT outsourcing options out there and check whether any of them match your current needs.

If you have some more questions, please write to me. We have delivered successful outsourcing projects following various models and have the knowledge and know-how to help your project succeed.

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