Tap into our technical expertise with IT resourcing, Team Augmentation Service. We can help you attain your business objectives by working alongside you as a seamless extension of your own in-house team, on-demand.
SOME OF OUR Team Augmentation – IT Resourcing ENGAGEMENTS
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Short or long-term resources are a vital staffing supplement for new or established enterprises. Use our technical experts for as little as three months to a few years, to cover the peaks and troughs of demand.
The demand for talented IT contract staff is higher than ever and the IT skills marketplace in the UK is extremely competitive. With a company only as good as its team members, finding the right fit is imperative. No matter how exceptional your in-house team, it can be a struggle to scale to deliver on tight deadlines, sudden high demands or to cover knowledge gaps when they arise.
Team augmentation skips recruitment agencies or the time-intensive effort of sourcing candidates in-house. It provides you with a service to expedite you through the traditional contract hiring process so you directly get the experts you need.
With our team augmentation service we back up your in-house IT team with software developers and experts on-site, and working remotely, based at our own offices.
From three months to several years, our team members are working for clients across the UK helping to deliver enterprise projects, particularly in .NET & Azure custom software development, SQL Server database development and administration, and BizTalk systems implementation and development.
Our team augmentation uses a tried and tested model which allows clients to supplement their existing in-house teams with skilled, reliable and flexible resources.
The development of the Oyster card system, with contactless payments and other features, was a massive .NET development, involving enormous data volumes and requiring the best development team…Ballard Chalmers contributed to the success of this project by supplying critical resources.
Fares & Ticketing Project Manager – TFL
CapitalTracker now controls every aspect of our business. That’s why the partnership with Ballard Chalmers has been so important. The programmers work for me, but are supported by their full technical team – it’s the best of both worlds.
Director of Development – Ipes
The most striking thing about working with Ballard Chalmers is that the resources they sent were already pre-screened: they didn’t propose people whose CVs didn’t quite match, they had quality people who we could see were just the right fit.
Fares & Ticketing Project Manager – TFL
I knew from the outset that Mike was the perfect fit. He undoubtedly had the knowledge, skills and experience that we needed but equally importantly, he would be able to work alongside our internal development team, effectively becoming part of the unit.
Project Manager – TFL
We had limited time to find an onsite SharePoint resource but they quickly responded to our request. They understood our needs and the project we were trying to achieve, providing us with an excellent and qualified contractor despite very short notice. We were highly impressed with their efficiency and professionalism in customer service.
Knowledge Manager (Systems) Lawyer – Norton Rose Fulbright
We run morning standups and scrum meetings and their staff are included. They have their internal project manager who ensures they’re delivering the resources and deliverables that we assigned on time. I’ve never had any complaints about their performance. They’re always very versatile when we have an issue and are quick to address it.
Head of IT – Ipes
Ballard Chalmers was able to provide a qualified resource onsite within our very tight timeframe and were instrumental in mitigating the risk associated with our project.
Programme and Infrastructure Manager – Mencap
Sunil, Just another word of thanks before you leave us. Your time and effort here have been most excellent. Your work is impressive, you have been thoroughly reliable and it has been a pleasure to have you as part of the team.
Manager – Canterbury Christ Church University
Your skillset has been massively appreciated and I know the team has learnt a lot from you. You have a very patient and calm nature which really has helped us in this frantic period.
Senior Scrum Master – Virgin Atlantic Airways
If I need new people now I go to Ballard Chalmers first and request a resource assignment from our non-permanent labour department. Their resources have proven to be a highly successful addition to our team.
Project Manager – TFL
Team Augmentation – IT Resourcing Case Studies
Why Team Augmentation?
Whether you are struggling to bring in the right contract tech talent on time, have a key knowledge gap to fill, or a project with an aggressive timeline to meet, we can provide you with the experts you need to solve the problem.
One of the main observable benefits of staff augmentation is the ability to scale up and scale down on demand. Any IT Manager knows the burden on the in-house IT team of tight deadlines, sudden urgent priorities or unexpected emergencies.
When your team are already busy full-time with day-to-day support, application management or in-progress development, how can they cope suddenly with more? That is where you need scalable, on-demand resources to seamlessly join your team.
THE BENEFITS OF TEAM AUGMENTATION
- Reduced operational, hiring or recruitment costs
- An in-house team that can rapidly scale up or down as needed
- Get urgent tasks completed quickly
- Skip the distracting and time-consuming process of hiring developers
- Bring in technical expertise just when you need it
- Let your in-house developers continue with day-to-day tasks during times of high demand
- Give your organisation more time to strengthen its core business processes
- Staffing services keep IT costs down
- Avoid time on ‘people management’
- Give your IT management time to better plan and innovate
- Remove overwork and constant burden on your valuable IT resources
- Introduce new skills into the team
HOW TEAM AUGMENTATION IS DONE BY BALLARD CHALMERS
Tell us what you need! Our Team Augmentation service begins with a minimum three-month contract and ends when you decide.
Our placement service can provide you with individuals or a whole team of Microsoft Certified Professionals who have specialist expertise across the Microsoft Enterprise Platform stack, including .NET & Azure, SQL Server, SharePoint Server, BizTalk Server and Xamarin.
When we provide contract staff for you, we skip no details, going through a rigorous recruitment process, the same full hiring process as we use to hire internally. This always ensures the engineer has suitable skills, lives locally and is capable of working and integrating with your team. Technically all our engineers must pass coding tests as well as a face to face interview.
PART OF YOUR IN-HOUSE TEAM
We recognise that it is extremely important that our resources become a part of your in-house team, rather than feeling like a third-party intrusion. By focusing on integrating into your team, many barriers are removed which often plague distributed agile teams.
All our resources are UK based, meaning they speak the same language, work the same hours and can be present in your offices. No surprises!
Whether the resource has worked for us for years or has recently joined the team, we always ensure they are fully oriented in our offices, with their line manager and the rest of the team. Ensuring the engineer operates off our policies is vital. Working for you, they are a member of our team too and expected to uphold the policies and standards we hold dear.
OUR RESOURCES ARE YOUR RESOURCES
Collaboration between us and your management team is vital as the experience should be as one team. Once the engineer or developer starts working with you in-house, you will be able to incorporate them into your team and run them as you would the rest of your staff. But as an additional resource, our Service Delivery Manager maintains regular communication to ensure they are delivering to your expectations and you are contented with their work.
Our approach has been refined over many years of working with clients and you can be certain that our resources will be an integral part of your team, hard-working, competent and delivering the level of quality you expect.
Why Ballard Chalmers
Ballard Chalmers engineers can work within your team to design, deploy, debug or adopt Microsoft technologies both efficiently and cost-effectively. A vital requirement for a flexible and scalable IT department.