DGR: New solution for your IT resource requirements during COVID19 pandemic
As we all know, COVID-19 has inflicted a heavy blow on our global economy and has disrupted virtually every business operations across the globe. The unprecedented rise of this global pandemic is stopping businesses to function at their normal pace. If you are a CTO or HR head of a business, you need to re-evaluate how you can address your resource requirements, deliver your current projects and how you can leverage offshore software development to ensure your business continuity. Shortage, absence or unavailability of resources are some of the short-term impacts that you encounter during this pandemic situation. In this post, we will introduce some new solutions that will help you to solve your IT resource requirements during this pandemic.
The two key areas in your organization that are mostly affected by this pandemic include Hiring and Project Delivery. The COVID19 pandemic has resulted in an exponential shortage of resources. An aggressive hiring process can only be a daydream if more than half of your actual workforce is unavailable for work. Since hiring needs lots of face to face sessions and social interactions, it is one of the key areas that are prone to COVID-19 disruption. Because of this reason, the majority of businesses worldwide have frozen their hiring process.
Freezing your hiring process for an extended time frame could bring serious consequences to your business. Lack of resources to run your critical projects can lead to slow delivery, more bugs, and glitches. Organizations that are having a clear picture of the online hiring strategy can easily evade this crisis and speed up the hiring process. Online hiring strategies mainly involve talent acquisition campaigns via social media, LinkedIn, recruiting platforms, and online communities. These strategies can work fine in most cases but it has its own limitations. Hiring resources by following these strategies can consume a lot of time. The more it takes to hire a resource, the slower will be the progress of your critical projects. This will significantly impact your profits and revenue.
Apart from the glitches in hiring, most businesses are likely to experience significant disruption to their project delivery throughout the duration of this pandemic. Resource unavailability and lack of proper hiring strategy are the main factors that fuel this operational disruption. The negative impact that this pandemic inflicts on your project management may seem inevitable. However, you can alleviate most of its effects on your project by implementing a business continuity plan or by implementing a solid delivery model. DGRS (Dedicated Global Resource Solution) is one such delivery model that we provide to ensures business continuity. Let’s take a look at what it has to offer:
DGR (Dedicated Global Resource) Model
As we mentioned above, resource availability and project delivery are the two main areas that are worst hit by this pandemic. So there is a need for all businesses to come up with a cost-effective project completion strategy that will ensure resource availability and uninterrupted delivery even in the wake of a sustained crisis. You need a solution that complies with all these. Let’s see it in action.
DGR: How it works?
Dedicated Global Resource is a resource requirement fulfillment strategy that will allow you to manage urgent resource requirements during a pandemic. DGR allows you to handpick resources from our DGR pool via interviews and online skill testing which will help you find the right resource in a matter of days.
For maximum ROI we recommend a 1:7 delivery model, which is nothing but a combination of both onshore contract and offshore contract resources. The onsite resource will work along with your development team just like an in-house employee. He will assign tasks and objectives given by you to the offshore team and monitor the project progress of the offshore team and report it directly back to you.
DGR also addresses challenges around similar hybrid and other offshore delivery models. The biggest concern around any solution involving offshore are quality and productivity, DGR addresses all these issues at multiple levels. In DGR every output an offshore team produces is put through free and rigorous manual testing to ensure quality. The quality management team will ensure you deliver a bug-free product by running multiple levels of quality confirmation and in effect, we will also assign team leads and project managers who will be monitoring the developers round the clock for the highest productivity. On top of that, you will have access to communicate with these developers through emails, calls, and chats such as Slack, zoom, etc.
Rapid project completion is the greatest benefit that you get by incorporating this delivery model in your business. DGR allows your inhouse and offshore resources to work in tandem. This will help you to achieve 24X7 production and ultimately a faster project completion.
Advantages of this hiring model:
Easy monitoring: This model can be highly beneficial for businesses those wish to keep the design and development phases of their project closer to their headquarters.
Time Zone Advantage: This model will give you a time zone advantage that no other model can provide. This allows you to keep your core functions within the proximity of your onsite facility and other functions such as testing in our offshore facility. By doing so, you can arrange face to face or real-time meetings, with your team members without any time zone difficulties. Apart from that, you will get round the clock support and quick resolution of bugs.
24X7: Since DGR provides a development team that works from both timezones. You can enjoy uninterrupted and around the clock development. This will ensure rapid project delivery.
Agile and Scalable: DGR is a highly agile and scalable model. You can scale your onshore and offshore team up or down within a matter of weeks, based on your resource requirements.
Legal Protection: Having an onsite resource dedicatedly working in your jurisdiction means fewer legal issues than any other delivery models.
Cost-Effective: DGR is one of a kind model that ensures cost-efficient and rapid development with the convenience of onshore development. By using this delivery model, you only need to shell out one-third of the actual cost that you need to complete your project with an in-house team. Apart from that, it gives you a high return on investment, transparency and better turnaround time.