Engagement models

Engagement Models

Engagement models

Gadgeon offers three distinct engagement models, each suitable for different outsourcing scenarios.

Staff Augmentation Model is suitable when :

  • You have in-house IT staff that can handle project management
  • It is a long-term project with original goals and needs are unclear
  • You require more capacity for the in-house development team

Pros

  • You have full control over the resources engaged in the contract
  • The service provider is responsible for the administrative support, infrastructure, hiring and performance of the resources
  • It is easy to change the task and priorities
  • It helps the developers get a deeper knowledge about the project requirements and goals

Cons

  • It requires vast managerial experience and a technology background

Time and Material Model is suitable when :

  • You want a flexible and agile project execution
  • The project requirements are not well defined
  • Your project is large, complex and need numerous iterations

Pros

  • It gives flexibility to change the requirements, without modify the agreement
  • You only pay for what you want to use
  • You can prioritize the tasks freely
  • It gives you full access to reports on the development process
  • There is transparency in the customer-vendor relationships

Cons

  • The price varies based on the time and effort used

Fixed Price Model is suitable when :

  • The project is a short-term with well-defined scope, workflow, and results
  • The requirements are fixed and stable and do not foresee a change once the project is started
  • You want try out a new contractor, before you hire them as a permanent vendor

Pros

  • It is a predefined and pre-negotiated model with clear specifications
  • At the project assessment stage itself, the product is divided into the individual tasks. So you can see the workflow before it starts

Cons

  • There are scope-related risks, as any amendments in the scope will result in a change in the price and schedule
  • Disputes over what the agreement includes and what calls for a change at a later stage are possible

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