Control over staff
When there is a need to closely manage resources, staff augmentation is ideal.
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.
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.
Meet aggressive project timelines
When an active project has a need for more resources in order to be completed on time, staff augmentation is typically the best option, and is often the only option.
Existing employees often embrace a staff augmentation model more than a project outsourcing model. Existing employees are less likely to feel threatened by augmenting staff with a few individuals than by outsourcing entire projects.
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.