Tailored Engagement Models: Custom Software Development & Staff Augmentation Solutions

Welcome to QAT Global, your trusted partner in custom software development and staff augmentation services. We offer a diverse range of engagement models to meet the specific needs of your enterprise. Our nearshore and onshore models provide flexible solutions for IT staffing and software development projects.

We are committed to helping you harness the power of custom software development and staff augmentation to drive your organization’s success. Our diverse engagement models, expertise, and best practices ensure seamless collaboration, exceptional results, and maximum value for your investments. Partner with us to achieve your software development and staffing goals efficiently and effectively.

Our Engagement Models

How QAT Global Can Help You

At QAT Global, we are committed to helping you harness the power of custom software development and staff augmentation to drive your organization’s success. Our diverse engagement models, expertise, and best practices ensure seamless collaboration, exceptional results, and maximum value for your investments. Partner with us to achieve your software development and staffing goals efficiently and effectively.

What Type of Engagement is Right for You?

Every project starts with a menu of options when it comes to engagement models. How to engage and where staff is to be located are top considerations.

We designed our engagement models to optimize resources, increase development speed, ensure quality, and provide high-value results. Whether you want to incorporate a few development resources into your in-house team, have us manage the development of your product from concept to production to enhancement, or take advantage of a blended onshore-nearshore model, we have the expertise and resources you need to accelerate business growth and deliver world-class solutions.

Every project is a little unique and requires just the right mix of resources, oversight, and communication for success. At QAT Global, we offer three types of engagement models to deliver the best solution for your project.

Teams vs Individual Performers

IT Staff Augmentation – Client Managed Individual Performers

Benefits of IT Staff Augmentation

Client-Managed Nearshore Software Development Teams

Client-Managed Nearshore Software Development Teams empower you to take direct control of your software development projects. With this model, you become the manager of the nearshore team, allowing you to maintain flexibility and concentrate on your core business functions. Here’s a closer look at the advantages of this approach:

Benefits of Client-Managed Nearshore Software Development Teams

QAT Global Managed Software Development Teams

Benefits of Managed Software Development Teams

Distributed Development Engagement Model

The Distributed Development Engagement Model leverages the optimal combination of talented resources for the project, rather than forming a location-based team, to deliver cost-effective, secure development, maintenance, and management of projects for our clients. QAT Global offers clients the option of leveraging talented resources from the US, Brazil, and Costa Rica. Our nearshore development centers in Costa Rica and Brazil offer minimal time differences to the US, enabling a high level of communication between development team members and clients.

Our unique, repeatable development methodology, Agility RPM℠, combined with a Distributed Development Engagement Model, enables us to develop solutions for virtually any kind of business. QAT Global transformed traditional Agile development and Scrum project management processes designed for single-location teams into Agility RPM℠, a repeatable process methodology for distributed development teams. The Agile and Scrum aspects of Agility RPM provide these distributed development teams with strong communications flow, collaboration, and stakeholder alignment basis required for optimal results. Agility RPM enables our distributed development teams to start producing quality results immediately since we work from standards that provide a common technology language that allows everyone to communicate effectively. It also makes it possible to bring additional new project staff up to speed very quickly if needed.

QAT Global Best Practices

Selecting an IT consulting company is about transparency, repeatability, communication, and governance. At QAT Global, we have instituted living best practices for our engagement models that deliver on each of these critical factors, helping clients reduce time to market, deliver quality software, and improve communications between business and IT stakeholders.

We follow industry best practices to ensure success in each engagement model:

Client-Managed Teams Best Practices: Clear roles and responsibilities, streamlined communication, efficient resource allocation, dedicated project management, and regular performance evaluation.

Nearshore IT Staffing Best Practices: Cultural affinity, language proficiency, overlapping time zones, agile development methodologies, robust communication infrastructure, and dedicated project management.

Nearshore Managed Software Development Teams Best Practices: Agile and iterative development processes, continuous integration and delivery, frequent communication and progress reporting, robust quality assurance practices, and dedicated project management.

Distributed Development Best Practices: Effective communication channels, robust collaboration tools, agile methodologies, transparent reporting, frequent communication and progress updates.

Engagement Models

In all cases, we create and promise these benefits:

  • Ownership and Responsibility
  • Cost Savings
  • Guaranteed Service Levels
  • Business Value

Our best practices methodology and proven project management techniques assure our clients that the outsourced operations are properly managed to focus on more strategic efforts. As a result, our clients realize tangible and intangible values such as reduced costs, improved employee morale, and decreased people dependency without compromising quality or function.

Distribution of Responsibility Between QAT Global and Our Clients

IT Staff Aug – Client Managed Individual Performers

QAT Global Responsibility Client Responsibility
Provide candidates as individual performers Provide candidate requirements, participate in interviews, and approve team members
Assist in motivating team members and provide career personal development plans Provide daily management and direction of the team member
Develop required technical expertise on demand Supply the software development life cycle (SDLC) and corporate values for us to follow
Follow your corporate values and processes Onboard our team member to your specific communication processes and tools
Continuously improve service based on feedback Motivate team members and provide personal development plans
Ensure data security and compliance with GDPR, HIPPA, and other regulations, laws, and standards Supply timely feedback on team member performance
Follow a well-established retention policy Supply office environment and equipment
Transfer technical expertise to your team Supply feedback on our development outcomes
Supply office environment and equipment Initiate adjustments and improvements to the collaboration process

Client Managed Development Teams

QAT Global Responsibility Client Responsibility
Plan resources and form a dedicated project team Provide candidate requirements, participate in interviews, and approve team members
Assist in motivating team members and provide career personal development plans Motivate team members and provide personal development plans
Supply office environment and equipment Supply the software development life cycle (SDLC) and corporate values for us to follow
Develop required technical expertise on demand Manage and track team activities and deliverables for the project
Follow your corporate values and processes Provide daily management and direction of the team member
Continuously improve service based on feedback Onboard our team to your specific communication processes and tools
Ensure data security and compliance with GDPR, HIPPA, and other regulations, laws, and standards Supply timely feedback on team member performance
Follow a well-established retention policy Supply feedback on our development outcomes
Transfer technical expertise to your team Initiate adjustments and improvements to the collaboration process

QAT Global Managed Development Teams

QAT Global Responsibility Client Responsibility
Plan resources and form a dedicated project team Provide project requirements and an ongoing backlog of user stories
Motivate team members and provide personal career development plans Supply the corporate values for us to follow
Supply office environment and equipment Supply feedback on our development outcomes
Develop required technical expertise as needed Initiate adjustments and improvements to the collaboration process
Ensure development visibility and transparency
Manage and track team activities and deliverables for the project
Provide daily management and direction of the team member
Follow your corporate values and processes
Continuously improve service based on feedback
Provide continuous feedback of the status of the team on deliverables
Ensure data security and compliance with GDPR, HIPPA, and other regulations, laws, and standards
Follow a well-established staff retention policy

Our Approach to Building Your Dream Team of Technical Resources

In developing a unique solution for your company, we consider cost, complexity, infrastructure, resource requirements, testing, and maintenance and then suggest the most optimal team. Selecting the best engagement model often depends on the availability of resources with the right skills and experience. Distributed development, also known as cross-sourcing, enables us to build project teams with individuals who bring the best skills and experience for the project rather than being limited to individuals who are available in a certain location. It also enables us to optimize your budget by selecting resources that offer the best value for their rate.

When a project requires the team to have a single location, we offer the options of using our offshore development center in Brazil, offshore development center in Costa Rica, or US rural sourcing development center in Omaha, NE, in addition to onsite.

Resources can be located in any of these five places, depending on requirements and budget.

Engagement models

Onsite
Client Location

Offsite
US Development Center

Offsite
Costa Rica Development Center

Offsite
Brazil Development Center

Remote Staff