How and when should I be using project professionals?
In today’s environment of significantly reduced employee head counts, it is increasingly difficult for senior management to allocate the resources necessary to ensure the successful and timely completion of critical internal projects. We all understand the cost of an unsuccessful project or a project that misses deadline after deadline is incredibly expensive. It is at times like this when IFG Project Resourcing can provide your organization with experienced, cost effective resources to assist you with the timely and successful completion of your internal projects or initiatives.
Below are a few questions and points that companies should consider when determining their possible need for outside project professionals and how they should be utilized:
Does my internal team have the time resources necessary to successfully complete this project?
Many projects and initiatives within companies drag on forever because the resources allocated to them are already being 110% consumed by day-to-day activities.
Can you define or carve out specific tasks for the outside project professional?
In order to make the experience of utilizing an external project professional successful it is extremely important to identify what the person’s initial responsibilities will be. It is obviously understood that during the engagement this will be a fluid situation as things evolve.
Do we have the necessary skills internally to facilitate a successful situation?
Companies often look to us for specific skill sets that can come in and complement the existing team’s skills and experience.
Our Director of Financial Reporting has just resigned. What should we do while we are recruiting a replacement?
The use of an interim solution in this situation is highly recommended. In actual fact we recommend that you bring in the interim professional before the incumbent leaves in order to facilitate knowledge transfer. Our professional will have the experience required to successfully manage the role while you are recruiting for the long-term solution. This solution allows a transfer of knowledge, reduces stress on you and the rest of your financial team. It also allows you to take the necessary time to recruit the appropriate long-term solution so that you are not in the same situation a year from now.
How quickly will an outside project professional get up to speed within our environment?
Our project professionals are tenured and will have performed in similar environments in the past. Therefore they are able to make a positive impact on your project very quickly.
What if I want my people to do the project work and have somebody backfill them?
No problem. This is an excellent solution that allows you to motivate your staff by having them involved in work other than the day to day while their current role is being maintain by an experienced professional.