staff augmentation

Staff augmentation services tailored to your needs

Sometimes, everything your existing technology team needs is a bit of additional support. The right person joining in their time of need can improve their productivity and make it possible to deliver the business requirements on time. Our long bench of talented IT experts allows you to access that top talent in virtually no time.

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Reasons for choosing staff augmentation services

Your project is delayed, and you need assistance in bringing it back on track.

Your team needs a niche skill or an additional pair of capable hands for a limited time.

Advice from someone with extensive domain knowledge would significantly improve your team's progress.

A fresh pair of eyes with an unbiased outlook is needed to evaluate the process and propose improvements.

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Global banking platform modernization

Maxima selected a team of Temenos software experts to ensure a successful data migration and implementation from a client’s legacy system to the Finastra Global PayPlus (GPP) payment system.

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How does collaborating with Maxima look like?

1

First contact

After you send us an email, our team goes through all the information and gets back to you in 1-2 business days. Later on, our Client Partner will schedule a meeting with you to learn more about the project and deliverables.

2

Meeting with the team

We schedule meetings with various stakeholders to learn about the things you want to achieve. Our consultants take part in them to create a plan and proposal for you. At this stage we make sure we can help you get what you're looking for.

3

RFP (Request for proposal)

After all meetings we can create a proposal for you in which we outline all the deliverables, the team structure, rate card and things that can be improved. You get acquainted with the way we work and the things you can expect once we start working on the project.

4

Start work

Once all documents are signed and the legal team confirms that everything has been taken care of the teams can start working on the project. Our talent management team takes care of finding the best experts for you and we work closely with consultants to make sure you get value from day one.

5

Meetings & improvements

Along the project we schedule regular meetings with Client Experience team. You work with a dedicated manager who is there to make sure you get the service you were looking for. Whenever there is something to improve they will take care of that.

6

Development & evaluation

Throughout the project we will meet to evaluate the progress. If everything is going well and you're happy then we'll keep on moving. If the project isn't going according to plan we'll add resources  to speed up the work.

7

Maintenance & support

A project is never finished. After the development is done we come up with a maintenance proposal where we make sure the system works as it's intended. On top of that during the maintenance we look for improvements to future proof your organization.

1. First contact

After you send us an email, our team goes through all the information and gets back to you in 1-2 business days. Later on, our Client Partner will schedule a meeting with you to learn more about the project and deliverables.

2. Meeting with the Team

We schedule meetings with various stakeholders to learn about the things you want to achieve. Our consultants take part in them to create a plan and proposal for you. At this stage we make sure we can help you get what you're looking for.

3. Request for proposal

After all meetings we can create a proposal for you in which we outline all the deliverables, the team structure, rate card and things that can be improved. You get acquainted with the way we work and the things you can expect once we start working on the project.

4. Start work

Once all documents are signed and the legal team confirms that everything has been taken care of the teams can start working on the project. Our talent management team takes care of finding the best experts for you and we work closely with consultants to make sure you get value from day one.

5. Meetings & improvements

Along the project we schedule regular meetings with Client Experience team. You work with a dedicated manager who is there to make sure you get the service you were looking for. Whenever there is something to improve they will take care of that.

6. Development & evaluation

Throughout the project we will meet to evaluate the progress. If everything is going well and you're happy then we'll keep on moving. If the project isn't going according to plan we'll add resources  to speed up the work.

7. Maintenance & support

A project is never finished. After the development is done we come up with a maintenance proposal where we make sure the system works as it's intended. On top of that during the maintenance we look for improvements to future proof your organization.

Even though the evolution of technology solutions is meant to solve issues, it often creates new ones simultaneously. Meanwhile, the always-rising interconnectivity makes it tougher and tougher to grasp the whole picture of what impacts your business directly and indirectly. In cases like that, the support of a trusted advisor with an unbiased, outsider approach and deep knowledge of your industry is invaluable.

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How can staff augmentation services help your company?

There’s no need for a permanent hire if you only need someone for a couple of months to ensure delivery on time.

With limited-time arrangements, you can go after specific niche skills needed for the project (but not so much in the long run).

Your existing IT team may experience a boost of productivity when a skilled consultant with leadership qualities is on board.

With an expert team specifically hired to perform tasks they excel at, you can expect quick results and fewer roadblocks.

Working with an IT consultancy enables you to access a wider-than-usual talent pool.

IT consultants are outsiders looking in - they have a point of view that allows for objective feedback.

Frequently asked questions about IT staff augmentation services

How is staff augmentation different from outsourcing?
While staff augmentation focuses on expanding your existing team's capabilities, traditional outsourcing usually involves delegating a whole project to a specialized vendor.
Staff augmentation services can be seen as a specific instance of outsourcing, where your partner is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and onboarding experts to support your in-house teams.
Sometimes, a whole additional team may be hired this way, but their goal is still to work with your current employees, support them in areas where they might lack expertise, and ease the workload for them to meet deadlines and project requirements.
Meanwhile, standard IT outsourcing typically refers to partnering with an external team and contracting out a project entirely (e.g., a vendor is responsible for developing a complete solution for your company and hands it to you when they're done).
Staff augmentation offers many outsourcing benefits, such as easy access to international talent pools and the ability to hire niche experts only for a limited time. Still, it enables you to retain more control over a project and develop your in-house team's expertise.
Learn about the various types of IT staffing and consulting services Maxima Consulting offers.
What is the difference between staff augmentation vs. consulting?
IT consulting involves working with external experts to assess a company's technological situation and align its information technology strategy with its business goals.
Depending on the scale of needed help, such cooperation takes various forms. Sometimes it's one solution architect who designs a custom-fit hybrid cloud infrastructure. Other times it's hiring a team of developers, testers, and security specialists.
IT consulting companies serve as trusted advisors who support their clients in ensuring their IT needs are met in an efficient way.
Many such companies, including ours, also provide ways to execute on proposed strategies and achieve stated objectives.
In such a context, staff augmentation can be understood as one of many ways available to companies to achieve their technological goals.
What is the difference between IT staff augmentation services and IT recruiting?
IT Recruitment is the recruitment of technology employees. With the IT job market being different from other sectors of the economy, it is often outsourced to specialized companies, such as staffing agencies and IT consultancies.
Depending on the project, outsourcing the recruitment process can look very different. Sometimes, recruiters are responsible for finding employees the client hires directly.
Other times, the vendor hires employees to work for the client company. Staff augmentation is when the vendor's employees work side by side with the client's employees for a limited time.
Another popular recruitment solution where a vendor hires employees to work for the client is called Contract to Hire. Employees involved in CtH enter fixed-term contracts with a vendor company and then become full-time employees at the client company.
What is an example of staff augmentation?
The Warehouse Management System modernization Maxima Consulting's experts made possible is a case study that can be an excellent example of staff augmentation services.
Our solution architect, software developers, and QA specialists were part of IT staff augmentation that enabled the in-house developers to migrate data from an outdated system to a modern, cloud-based solution.
What are the different types of staff augmentation services?
Staff augmentation can take many forms, and it doesn't always have to mean IT staff augmentation. Even if most of the projects we worked with involved some kind of software development and/or web development, it is entirely possible to outsource a project management or business analyst position as well.
For every project, outsourcing needs can be different, so unlike some other service providers, Maxima Consulting always starts with performing a thorough analysis of our partner's unique requirements and its business environment.
When to choose the staff augmentation model?
All IT recruitment strategies should be preceded with a thorough analysis of the company's business goals, its particular situation, and existing assets.
That said, there are many situations when going for IT Staff Augmentation services is just right. Staff Augmentation model should be especially considered if:
  • You need help getting your tech project back on track when it's delayed.
  • Your team lacks a specialized skill or requires more workforce for a limited time.
  • Your project could progress significantly faster with a domain expert on board.
  • You want an unbiased specialist to evaluate your operations and suggest improvements.
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