Have you found yourself to be the key stakeholder (or sponsor) of a mission critical project that seems to be languishing or is heading in an unanticipated direction? This situation is not uncommon and is one of the primary reasons we, at Customer Centricity, are engaged. This two-part series shares the approach taken by one … Continue reading Project Reinvigoration thru Steady State Execution
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?