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Staff Augmentation

Why Companies Do Not Perceive The Value of Staff Augmentation Anymore

Redefining Traditional Staff Augmentation

by Athenaworks | JUL 13 . 2024

Executive Summary 

By recognizing the early signs of scalability issues, understanding their root causes, and leveraging cloud-native technologies like Docker and Kubernetes, startups can effectively scale their APIs. This approach ensures optimal performance, enhances user experience, and supports sustainable business growth.

Limitations with Traditional Staff Augmentation

Talent Attrition

High turnover rates among team members can have detrimental effects on business success; impacting project continuity, deliverable quality, operational costs, and long-term growth.

Higher Delivery Risk

The dispersion of team members introduces a heightened risk scenario where each individual staff member becomes a potential single point of failure. As a result, any disruption or issue with a team member, whether due to communication breakdowns, skill gaps, or unforeseen circumstances, can have a ripple effect across the project, impacting overall success while creating a loophole that allows revenue to slip through the cracks.

Skills Gap

Traditional staffing typically takes a reactive stance when it comes to bridging skills gaps. The burden of identifying and addressing skill deficiencies often falls on the client rather than the staffing provider.

Rapid Staff Turnover & Technical Debt

As technical debt mounts, it becomes increasingly challenging for both the augmented and core teams to maintain and extend the software effectively. The shortcuts taken during development may result in fragile code, increased bug counts, and longer-term development cycles. This can ultimately hinder the company’s ability to innovate and adapt to changing market demands.

Financial Leakage

It’s imperative to be conscious of indirect financial tolls and the invisible costs primarily associated with learning and development, and potential talent turnover. These factors can impact overall project costs and timelines, necessitating a comprehensive evaluation of staffing strategies.

Next-Generation Solutions

Managed Solution

Powered by ASSET©️, addressing the technical debt limitation.

Offers a faster, more adaptive approach to software development, reducing administrative effort, enabling fast provisioning and horizontal scaling, and mitigating delivery disruption risks. With seamless integration into existing workflows, Managed Solutions empowers companies to respond to market demands with agility and precision.

Managed Staffing

Powered by ASSET©️, addressing the skills gap limitation.

Revolutionizes staff augmentation by providing a managed ecosystem to augment engineering teams, with minimal disruption of services, supported by a core team of highly skilled engineers. This innovative approach reduces risk control in delivery, cost overruns, and the impact of talent attrition.