14/11/2016
OCSL Editor

IT Resourcing. New technology needs new skills. Legacy technology needs increasingly hard to find skills. Headcount costs money. Recruitment costs money. Contractors are expensive and arguably have a vested interest in generating more work. 

Driving IT projects forward and getting to market quicker than your competitors is becoming vital for business survival.  Here we reflect on some project success stories and the magic ingredients for IT resourcing and Flexible Resourcing.

Flexible Resourcing: the right skills at the right time

 

When a North American based client needed some trusted network engineers in Asia, to work as an extension of their team, we quickly met the brief. We mobilised 18 engineers a day with less than a week's notice.

When a multinational retail organisation needed end user training for Windows 10 and desktop engineers in the UK and Europe, we were able to quickly source the skills they needed.

When one of our large clients needed a SAP ABAP resource to develop a new Exec dashboard, we provided exactly the right skills and expertise, at the right time. 

A global professional services organisation wanted to invest in a new Drupal based citizen engagement platform. Straight away, we were able to put together a fully formed Scrum team to get stuck in with development.

In each case we provided part of the whole.  This meant the client stayed in control. And it avoided a long drawn-out discovery and requirements gathering phase. In-house processes and plans were leveraged and scaled rather than discarded. In other words, we helped maximise the investment already made. 

And each client got exactly what they needed.  A low risk, low hassle way to secure the skills they needed.  It bypassed the need  to spend on either permanent or contractor recruitment costs.

IT Resourcing: A different perspective on operational briefing

Simply getting a new person through the front door on day 1 isn’t good enough.  It’s important to work with a flexible resourcing partner who makes sure experts are ready to go. They need to have the right access, the right kit, and most importantly, know what the end goal is. 

At OCSL, we work in close partnership with our clients.  For us, it’s important to get to know how they work and to get to know what they want to achieve. Cascading this information down to the individual who is on site or working on the project is part of our business philosophy and is vital for project success.

Thought piece