It’s no secret that having the right people around is one of the key ingredients for the success of a company. Yet, finding and hiring the best resources is one of the most challenging tasks you as an entrepreneur will need to face, especially when considering the limitations of your local talent pool or budget.
Of course, you can always find an offshore team and outsource work completely. But what should you do when you already have some technical staff in-house and simply need to augment it with specific skills or expertise? Here’s when the extended team model comes to the rescue.
An extended team is not project-based and is not discontinued after the project ends. It is an ongoing cooperation between your core team and the extended offshore team.
There is no single extended team definition. Different companies can offer different variations of the model. However, there are certain specifics that distinguish it from other cooperation models:
There is, of course, a learning curve when it comes to hiring offshore developers for your startup, and the same is true for making your core team and extended team function as one. Therefore we would like to assist you in this endeavor by providing you with some useful advice.
When you hire an extended development team with Extenda Solutions, we make sure it works for you. Here is our typical workflow for setting up and project management with team
The extended team that you hire with Extenda becomes an integral part of your in-house staff. They follow your internal processes and take direct orders from you or your project manager on-site.
Extended team model provides you with constant control over your project. You can track the time/effort ratio in real time and optimize it as you see fit. Working in your local timezone means you don't have to wait till next day to get answers.
Extended team members will have daily/weekly meetings with your in-house team. Direct communicate with the extended team leads to transparency.
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