In our new virtual working world, technology teams across all industries and geographies have an ongoing need to supplement their teams with IT contractors. Experience has shown that leaders dive into resumes to try and find the best qualified candidates. This is extremely important but to make that candidate successful, you need to have the right team structure in place. Macrosoft has a history of working with companies in a variety of formats. The format best suited for you is dependent upon your company’s individual situation and requirements.
Although expensive, but this mode of engagement has great benefits to organizations. On-site availability of contractors allows project teams to sit in adjoining desks and seamlessly collaborate. If you’re in an area with a rich talent pool and you have the budget, this can work well. On-site contractors are typically used in a temp-to-perm scenario, where after demonstrated success the candidate is converted to a full-time internal employee.
US Remote Resources
Working remotely has become the norm. Remote US based resources serve as extensions to your team and can work out of a centralized facility or from their home office. They can travel for on-site training at joining or for important deliverables. This is a great way to get the resources you need while providing them the quality of work life they desire. Allowing people to work from home provides you top tier or specialized technology talent that can’t be found local to your office.
Blended Managed Teams
Blended managed teams engage a US team lead to coordinate work efforts and overseeing an international development team. At Macrosoft we have found this to be the most successful and cost-effective solution for a growing number of clients. It enables you to have a liaison who understands requirements, technology, and project schedule. The team lead knows how to manage an international development testing network and support team. Agile coordination with daily standup meetings ensures long-term success and on-target delivery. This flexible solution provides you the ability to quickly scale up or scale down your resource needs. Using the Agile methodology where requirements and solutions evolve through a collaborative effort while maintaining Sprint tracking ensures your project stays on schedule.
Virtual team is comprised of an entirely international team supporting your operations. This work very well if you have the internal resource team structure to allow you to package and communicate the work tasks to the international team. Critical to success is having a strong team lead managing and interacting with the virtual team members on a daily basis. We have found that Agile project management processes work best with a completely international team.
Determining the right solution for you before engaging the resources ensures you’ll have success as you set up your project team. Information about Macrosoft’s staffing solutions can be found on our website or contacting us directly.
By John Kullmann | May 18th, 2020 | Development Teams