Solution of problems related to projects:
Frequently a project at risk causes the manager to recognize that a better project management approach is required. Often, consultants like Mike Beattie are hired to solve various problems related to projects, such as: poor performance on time (key dates are not met), unsatisfactory financial results (unnecessary expenses to meet deadlines), dysfunctional team dynamics (poor communication, internal fights and distraction) and complicated composition of teams.
By providing the right combination of methodology, training in project management, resources and technology, project management consulting can help executives determine how to more effectively focus on the resources they have available. It can also help to preserve the integrity of project deliverables by ensuring that problems are identified in a timely manner and key dates are reached consistently. These tools and support solutions help improve the metrics of the entire project, while allowing teams to work more efficiently and effectively in high stress environments.
Coverage of a gap:
Sometimes projects are launched without taking into account the experience of the team that works on them. In addition, the complexity, magnitude and uniqueness of a project can be a major concern even for the most experienced teams. Finally, the domain required in project management to better lead a project initiative may not exist or be insufficient. In these cases, the project management consultancy can provide the necessary expertise to lead the project towards a successful outcome.
Contribution of advanced management analysis:
In many cases, senior management has difficulty evaluating project performance and making better decisions because it does not access key project information. A specialized consultancy can provide the necessary reports and analyzes to equip managers with key information about future obstacles, potential project difficulties, and potential resource constraints. When this type of information is incorporated as part of a more inclusive project management approach, the consultant can convert the standard information of the project, a reactive panorama of historical information, into a predictive analysis tool.
Establish a proactive approach:
This style of project management creates an environment where “putting out fires” is the norm and the most recent emergency demands attention. A proactive project management approach allows teams to identify obstacles in advance, allows teams to make better decisions and provides more cost-effective solutions. By implementing the right mix of project management training, consulting and advanced tools, a project management consultant can establish an early warning system that provides managers with a future projection to ensure that the project is executed as agreed.