Team Extension

You retain total team control while taking advantage of the scalability and reduced administration. Focus on the core business activities while we take care of the rest.

Grow your team and expand your software development capabilities with a reliable tech partner by your side. Let us assemble a dream team of software engineers, Scrum Masters, and QA specialists just for you. Our model allows you to maximize the efficiency of your team. We offer not only resources but the expertise of the strongest tech nations in the world. Whether your development is open ended or fixed term, we can build the team you need. As well as adhering to your processes and policies, your team can operate in a branded room to ensure an immersive experience.

Relationships drive business success: 

Ultimately, your relationship with your outsourcing provider is the key to whether your outsourcing engagements are successful. In turn, the success of those engagements helps drive your business’ big-picture success.

It all comes back to the relationship: 

Relationship-based engagements can be defined independent of location. Location-based engagements cannot be defined without describing the relationship.

Distance isn’t everything: 

Not all outsourcing relationships are created equal, be they onsite, onshore, nearshore, offshore, or multisource. The quality of your relationship with your outsourcing provider likely outweighs the distance between you.

Different clients and projects fit with different outsourcing models: 

Not all projects and outsourcing providers are created equal. For example, your product development engagement may not be a fit for a provider specializing in staff augmentation. But for someone else, that staff augmentation specialist may be exactly right.

Our outsourcing models describe the balance of ownership and responsibility held by the client and the outsourcer. The three-primary relationship-based outsourcing models include:

Staff Augmentation Model

which place most of the responsibility on the client. In this model, you’re leasing workers from the outsourcing provider to assist with your internal development projects. You still own your projects from start to finish.

Staff augmentation, also known as an extended development team or team augmentation, is an outsourcing model that allows you to maximize the efficiency of your in-house team while retaining total control over your project.

How it works:

In a staff augmentation engagement, you are effectively “borrowing” our engineering talent for however long you need it. You can seamlessly integrate top-tier engineers into your in-house team.

Management and responsibility:

Since your project is shared between your in-house team and us, you oversee managing the process and workflows on a day-to-day basis. You retain overall responsibility for achieving results.

This is the outsourcing engagement model in which you maintain the highest level of control.

What Are the Advantages of Staff Augmentation?

Increased development capacity and output: With a staff augmentation model, you can add extra engineers to your team when you need them, for exactly if you need them. No recruiting or HR help is required. Your outsourced workers give you the added bandwidth you need to develop products more efficiently. You get to market faster and iterate faster.

Significant cost efficiencies: Staff augmentation is particularly attractive for businesses in which cost-efficiency and quality are high priority.

Lower staffing and HR costs: You gain access to great talent without having to pay full-time salaries or wasting your budget.

Lower operational costs: You’re not paying for outsourced workers’ office space, hardware, software, taxes, benefits, ongoing training, or downtime.

Lower development costs: Given all these savings, you also reduce overall product development costs.

Flexibility and scalability: Staff augmentation outsourcing afford you the highest level of flexibility. Scaling your team up or down is as simple as putting in a request us. If you’re seeking more staff, we’ll deliver new resumes in little to no time.

Access to top talent: You have ongoing access to some of the best engineers and IT experts in the Ukraine. But you don’t have to put up the hefty full-time salaries and benefits packages needed to keep them. Access to top talent has become especially important in recent years, as businesses struggle to attract and retain the right talent.

Fewer recruiting headaches: We do all the footwork to match you with high-quality candidates who have the right expertise.

Zero recruitment risk: There’s no recruitment risk. We supply the right talent, and you have recourse to ask for staffing changes at any time.

Speed to innovation: More bandwidth + the right expertise + fresh ideas and perspectives from your outsourced workers = increased speed to innovation.

When Staff Augmentation is the Best?

When you have in-house development talent: The staff augmentation outsourcing model works best for businesses of any size that have existing in-house development teams

When you have in-house technical leadership: Staff augmentation arrangements require that you have an in-house technical lead with enough experience and knowledge to manage the project.

When you need expertise, you don’t have in-house: Staff augmentation outsourcing is a great option for companies that need top-tier talent with specific expertise — but can’t necessarily afford to recruit, train, and retain that talent themselves

When you want speed to execution on in-house projects: Staff augmentation outsourcing is also a great option when you need an extra boost of talent for a specific project but want to remain fully in control of the development process.

When you need to add talent to your team quickly: Given the tech talent shortage, recruiting the right in-house talent can take months. With us, you can quickly source the talent you need to get your work done.

Managed Team Model

which the client and outsourcing provider share responsibility for and ownership of development projects, agreeing on which responsibilities belong to whom.

Managed team model , also known as dedicated software development team, is an outsourcing model that grants you access to a team of highly skilled talent and software development experts. In this model, you and we share ownership of, and responsibility for, project direction and deliverables.

A managed team is the intermediate outsourcing solution. It falls somewhere between staff augmentation and a fully outsourced approach.

How it works:

Much like the staff augmentation model, your managed team is 100% allocated to you and your project. Your managed team works independently of your in-house team, and an outsourced Project Manager manages the team’s day-to-day process and workflows.

Management and responsibility:

The managed team model is unique in that we share the risks and responsibility for the final deliverables.


You and the managed team agree upon scope, responsibilities, outcomes, timelines, and service-level agreements from day one. Your in-house responsible stays involved throughout the process, helping to guide the product’s direction and make decisions. This includes staying in close, regular contact with our Project Manager.

What Are the Advantages of Managed Team Model?

Dedicated software development teams provide many of the benefits: Including access to top talent, significant cost efficiencies, increased flexibility and scalability, speed to innovation, and no recruitment risk.

Increased control over development: Given your shared ownership of the deliverables, a managed team model allows you to retain more control over the development process than a more traditional project-based outsourcing model.

Guaranteed results and deliverable quality: If you’re working with a seasoned development outsourcing company like Emotion, you’ll get the added benefit of comprehensive service-level agreements and statements of work which specify in detail the scope, deliverables, and quality you are entitled to.

Reduced time commitment for you and your in-house team: Managed team outsourcing frees you of the responsibility of managing your project on a day-to-day basis.

Reduced ramp-up efforts and costs: There’s no ramp-up time for your managed team. They’re likely already familiar with each other’s working styles, having worked together successfully on similar engagements.
Improved communication: Communication and coordination are core skills for any outsourced managed team.

When Managed Team Model is the Best?

When you have an in-house Project Manager with relevant experience:
Since responsibility is shared with us, it’s best that you have an experienced in-house Project Manager or Product Owner with a solid background in the area covered by the engagement.

When you need technical expertise in a specific area:
A managed team can come in handy for businesses that lack technical expertise in a desired area. We can provide the technical expertise and insights you seek, adding value to your existing knowledge and working with you to arrive at the best possible solution.

When you want to remain central to the decision making and development of your product:
Often, clients have product visions that aren’t fully fleshed out. They want to remain centrally involved in making decisions about the product (e.g., features, functionality, prioritization), but they don’t want to manage a team on a day-to-day basis. In these situations, managed team outsourcing is perfect. You stay involved and retain decision-making control, but much of the day-to-day execution happens without your involvement.

Project-based Model

which place most of the responsibility on the outsourcing provider. Your outsourcing provider completes your development projects based on your requirements, owning the projects from start to finish.

Project-based outsourcing, also known as software outsourcing or outsourced product development, is an outsourcing model in which we oversee and manage the entire process according to specifications you provide prior to the start of the engagement.

How it works:

A project-based outsourcing model is the most traditional and most hands-off of the three types of outsourcing engagements. In this type of engagement, you hand off the requirements to us.

Management and responsibility:

We will fully manage the development process, responsible for delivering the final product according to the specifications you provided and the agreed-upon timeline.


Although you retain the least amount of control with a project-based outsourcing model.

What Are the Advantages of Project-based Model?

Project-based outsourcing provides many of the benefits: Including access to top talent, significant cost efficiencies, increased flexibility and scalability, speed to innovation, and no recruitment risk.

Increased clarity on timeline and outcomes: In a project-based outsourcing engagement, you’ll clearly define timelines and deliverables before the engagement begins, leaving you with a clear understanding of the result and timelines.

Minimal time commitment for you and your in-house team: Though this type of outsourcing affords the least amount of control over the development process, it can be a huge advantage for some businesses. By choosing the latter, your team’s time and attention stay focused on your high-priority projects. You get the results you seek with minimum effort beyond documenting your requirements.

Responsibility for project success lies outside your company: Although you are responsible for documenting the initial requirements and specifications, we are responsible for ensuring the execution and delivery are successful.

When Project-based Model is the Best?

When you have a project that is not your core product: While project-based outsourcing can be a fit for businesses of all sizes, it tends to work best for larger businesses and for projects which are not your core product.

When you have limited in-house development capabilities: A project-based model can be a good fit for businesses with limited in-house engineering capabilities By outsourcing development to an experienced software outsourcing company like Emotion, even the least tech-savvy businesses can develop a custom software product.

When you have a simple, straightforward project with pre-determined requirements that are unlikely to change: A project-based outsourcing team can execute these requirements without your guidance or input.

When you want a specific product developed without the burden of management: Project-based outsourcing works best for clients who have a clear vision of the product they want developed. Since you know what you want, you can effectively hand off your project, freeing yourself of the burden of management.