Today’s technology leaders need to have access to the right people with the right skills they can deploy when and where they are needed. Epochal represents an incredible resource for quickly bringing additional technical expertise to your team. Our unique augmentation program allows you to respond rapidly to any demand and maintain your competitive advantage without being burdened with an on-going recruiting effort and then the potential need to downsize later.
A dedicated resource (or team) is assembled based on the specific needs of your organization. The team members work only for you, report to your management, and adapt to changing projects and priorities as a regular member your existing team or as a complete team within the company. We allow you to specify the necessary skills of the resources required and the option to personally interview and approve the resources before they are assigned to your team.
Alternatively, it may just be a specific project that you need done. Whether you need to extend your in-house team, build a successful team from scratch, or execute a specific project that needs to be completed, you can do it faster and more effectively through our engagement models.
The Team Extension model is an efficient way to quickly scale up a team, without the need to go through the time-consuming and expensive process of hiring new employees. Your extended team, which you interview and select, works as part of your in-house team, attending your regular daily meetings and reporting directly to your managers. The service is available for every type of skill set: Frontend Developers, Backend Developers, UI/UX Designers, QA & Test Automation Engineers, DevOps Engineers, AI/ML Engineers, etc. The model also provides greater flexibility, as you can easily add or reduce the number of engineers on the team as needed, depending on the requirements. And, among all the benefits, most businesses like the key one - cost effectiveness.
Whereas an Extended team is a part of your in-house team, a Dedicated team functions as an individual entity and contains all the skills required to get the job done! Our Dedicated team model is primarily designed for startups, clients that do not have a lot of experience with application development or data analytics, and complex on-going work where requirements often rapidly change in response to market forces. It provides the same benefits as the Team Extension model, but rather than integrating into an existing team, it usually IS the entire team. Together we determine the team composition and management structure based on your individual needs, then the team works to quickly and efficiently deliver your end-to-end technology solutions.
The main difference between the project model and the team extension/dedicated team models is that with the team models, you are engaging engineering resources while maintaining direct control over the team. They work on whatever you need them to work on each day. With a project, you are engaging for a specific, predetermined outcome, and any changes must be mutually agreed upon in terms of cost, schedule and scope. You don’t need to worry about hiring employees, managing a team, infrastructure, or anything else. You hand over all your headaches to Epochal and focus on your core business tasks.