As you might imagine, we've screened dozens upon dozens of Project Management (PM) candidates to augment our team. Fortunately, our vetting process has resulted in identifying a number of highly qualified resources who are available to engage with our clients. When sourcing PM's there are many factors we are looking for in a candidate's profile, including, but not … Continue reading On Considering PMP Certified Project Managers
Let's face it. If we want a high performing team we must strive to hire the best possible people. But, how does one do that? While I’d never advertise myself as the ultimate expert on the subject, I have hired dozens upon dozens of people in my career. And, after doing so I can honestly … Continue reading On Hiring & Listening To One’s Gut
I was recently speaking with one of my clients as we considered the remaining project timeline, compared to the period of performance for the current contract. In a nutshell, when the initial contract was established it was anticipated that a Project Management resource would be needed on average 3 days per week through "at least" the end … Continue reading Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars – Is The Meter Always Running?
Engaging a contract / consulting resource is often the result of the need to fill a crucial void in an organization, until a highly qualified, permanent resource can be identified, hired and on-boarded. As related to the above, how often have you observed the following scenario play out? You've managed to engage a high performing contract / consulting … Continue reading Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars – Can You Try Before You Buy?
In this series on Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars we have covered a number of topics related to ensuring cost effectiveness while obtaining the particular skill set(s) needed for a temporary engagement. Building on this, how often have you determined that you needed a seasoned consultant, but only on a part-time basis. That … Continue reading Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars – Need Only Part Time Help?
In the prior post on Getting the Most From Your Consulting Dollars we began discussing the importance of ensuring that consulting / contract resources are only engaged by your organization on a temporary basis. Especially, given the fact that when many consulting firms get in the door they simply do not want to leave (ever). And, the reality … Continue reading Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars – Will They Fire Themselves?
When introducing this series of posts on Getting the Most From Your Consulting Dollars we mentioned that the primary reason to engage a consultant / contract resource (or team of resources) is to cost effectively obtain access to a particular set of skills that are only needed on a temporary basis to complete a project and/or fill … Continue reading Getting The Most From Your Consulting Dollars – Will They Put Themselves Out of a Job?