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POD - Primed Onshore Development

COST EFFECTIVE AS OFFSHORE + ONSITE ENGINEERS + CREATION OF CLIENT SPECIFIC TALENT FOR FTE HIRE + NO CONVERSION COST + SUPPORTING OUR VETERAN COMMUNITY

Problem

Most enterprise IT organizations today face several daunting challenges in executing their overall business charters due to increasing cost compression. These challenges make it difficult to attract and retain full-time talent and often drive the outsourcing of development efforts, especially to offshore teams where the challenges can be very impactful:

 

  • Marginal quality requiring extra effort/cost to re-check and often rewrite code

  • Lack of true “systems level” design patterns that causes cumbersome integration of outsourced code into main branches (production)

  • Lack of nuanced understanding of the enterprise’s security/governance perspectives and how they impact software development

 

When calculating the true Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of most organizations that rely on outsourced/ offshore development teams, they often spend as much or more on engineering than they would have by keeping it in house due to increased internal support and quality overhead. This also doesn’t solve the problem of hiring/retaining FTE talent in any meaningful way and continues to persist risk in having intellectual property and/or undocumented knowledge disappear when outsourced staffing individuals shuffle around, which is more often the case with contractors than FTEs.

Solution

Sirrus7 has teamed up with Operation Code to create a unique program which provides onsite, experienced (average 12+ years) enterprise software engineers coupled with hand picked junior software engineers from the veteran community.  The POD works in concert to execute against our clients’ backlogs utilizing their processes, frameworks, tools, infrastructure, security protocols and governance overlays. Extremely well seasoned, senior engineers guarantee the work gets done in the most time/cost/quality effective means possible while simultaneously “training up” the junior engineers in the environment that is native to the client.

 

The POD model provides these key advantages:

 

  • Blended rates across the team are market equivalent to lower skilled offshore development teams

  • PODs are onsite at the client location for much tighter coupling and an extraordinarily higher degree of efficiency and quality

  • Senior engineers in the POD work directly with both the client stakeholders and the rest of the POD to ensure the most effective execution of requirements and the installation of key customer tenets (processes for execution/security/governance, team culture, tools/infrastructure, etc) into the work of the other POD engineers

  • Any member of the POD is available for FTE hire by the client with NO buyout requirement

  • Utilization and hiring with the POD model provides opportunities to those who have served our country while leveraging their wealth of skills and experiences gained in the military.

 

The net effect of the POD is the execution of work in a model that is AS cost effective as offshore with with ALL the benefits of an in-house team PLUS the training up of talent within the POD for eventual hire into the customer’s engineering team.