Extended Team Model, much bigger word than Outsourcing Model
Outsourcing is becoming more popular over the last decade. Basically, outsourcing is the practice of obtaining services by hiring an individual or company, either domestically or internationally. Outsourcing functions can be operated either onsite or offsite of the business. Outsourcing helps the business to improve efficiency. This way you can grow your business as and when you need to, without any major investment.
Many firms have their own developers’ in-house team but at times the burden of work is more they tend to hire extended team models for specific work only. Now you might be worried about what an extended team model means exactly! So let’s go in detail…
What is an Extended Team Model?
The extended Team Model is a form of outsourcing operation where it has a more direct and tight relationship with the client and with the main development team. An extended development team is not project-based and also won’t be discontinued once the project ends. It’s more likely ongoing cooperation between the core in-house team and the extended team either domestically or internationally.
Let’s talk about which specifics the extended team model that turned into a number of competitive perks:
1. Hand-Pick Best Talent
You can even grab a chance at the hiring process where you can screen and interview candidates personally. Not only this but you can also assign one demo project to them and lookup how well they present them based on that, you can take decisions on their talent .This way you bifurcate developers according to the skills you require and able to assimilate into your core team. Many times clients have their own needs, for them, we build a team from scratch. This way you can build your team stronger to accomplish the project.
2. Flexibility in Managing Team
After picking the right extended team members, now they are part of your firm, you can manage them according to your requirements. You can easily rely on them because you are doing direct communication, there will be no intermediates between you and your developers. You can directly solve the issues that arise during the project which will help to maintain project momentum.
Transparency is also important in the extended team model because you are having direct communication and having a piece of more information about the project’s development. Transparency builds trust between external software engineers and in-house software engineers. Transparency can be achieved by bug tracking systems, frequent iterations and deliveries, central code repositories, daily updates, and many other more. But transparency is not just about keeping an eye on them but it shapes a culture of trust and accountability within physical offices.
4. Effective Communication
Communication is the most important thing to deliver the right information to anyone. Many times we misunderstand each other, especially when the information is transferred through a chain of people. But with the extended team, you won’t face any misunderstanding because over here you are having direct communication.
5. Complete Sync-up
Synchronization is the main and biggest asset of the Extended team model. The extended team will be updated with your methodologies, management style, and corporate culture. It is a fact that how important it is to keep everyone on the same page, synchronization is quite critical when it comes to long-term projects with constantly evolving requirements and goals. You need to keep daily updates regarding the project and you have to coordinate with your team from time to time so you can be in sync.
The extended team model has a tight relationship between you and your client. I feel that all perks of the extended team model of cooperation are all about: it’s transparent, flexible, and reliable. So, Are you looking for extended staff to augment your team? Just drop a message and we will be back to you within 24 hours. We have successfully set up an efficient development team’s businesses worldwide.