What is Variable Staffing?
Triple-I has developed a Variable Staffing Approach where our clients can utilize a consistent consultant base trained in their technologies and processes, while paying for the hours worked, not holding them for a “project duration”. By leveraging our trained consultants across multiple client projects, our clients can take advantage of reduced budgets, just-in-time resourcing, and local resources to complete their projects and their client’s initiatives; deriving the most value, including flexibility and skill access.
Why is this Important?
In order to maintain competitive advantage in today’s complex and uncertain business market, companies are increasingly being required to look beyond controlling cost. Increases in agility, economies of scale through partnering, access to highly qualified and skilled people, and focusing on core capabilities are examples of value creation.
Variable Staffing strives to achieve the benefits of a Managed Services (Outsourcing) Model while offsetting the limitations of a pure Staff Augmentation (Out-tasking) Model. The essential difference between the two models being that the former is committed to achieving business outcomes versus simple task inputs.
Triple-I’s approach to Variable Staffing is a three-step process focused on fulfilling our client’s individual needs. We understand that a “one size fits all” approach will not work in today’s fast-paced, client driven environment.
Step 1: Knowledge and Planning
Step 2: Sourcing
Step 3: Execution
Once we understand the types of resources needed to complete your projects, we will also gain a better understanding of the frequency of your resource, systems, and technology needs. Addressing the expected resource time commitments allows us to understand your expectations, turn-around times, and conduct capacity planning of our resource and project pipeline.
What are the Benefits to You?
Our Variable Staffing Approach can be structured to meet your specific organizational needs. Additionally, our approach will allow you the option of minimum commitment with the ability to scale and access consultants when needed. The following list identifies some of the benefits provided by Variable Staffing:
- Committed scope and term versus a limited commitment
- Pricing tied to deliverables and volumes where appropriate versus hours worked
- Knowledge documented and transferable versus vested in the individual
- Commitment to an outcome versus an input
- Focus is on requirements and execution versus “showing up”
- Strategic management of a resource versus managing daily tasks
We understand that the typical development model using consultant and offshore resources lacks the flexibility, and ability, to support the needs of today’s client project and resource needs. In addition, when IT budgets need to be reduced, there are other options to cut costs besides headcount reduction and sacrificing quality.
Triple-I’s Variable Staffing Approach is a way for you to access resources familiar and trained in your systems and technologies when you need them; investing in productive work versus time spent waiting on meetings or specifications.