If you operate a small- to mid-size company, you may have yet to invest in IT project management. But as your business grows, you may find it beneficial to have a designated person or team in charge of planning and executing your IT objectives.
Project management can cover technology projects such as software development, cloud migration, data management, or major upgrades. The IT project manager will oversee all stages of the process, introducing some specific benefits:
A project manager is experienced in developing objectives, planning the appropriate budget and timeline, and delegating tasks to achieve progress. As your team works under a project management model, your project becomes more efficient. Furthermore, your team can focus on the anticipated benefits and features when implementing new technology as the project manager handles everything else.
Accurate Risk Assessment
A project manager’s role is to anticipate challenges and alternate plans so that risks are accounted for and addressed before they can materialize. Risk assessment also allows the project management team to set expectations, adjust objectives based on changing technology or requirements and make informed predictions about the project’s viability.
One important benefit a project manager brings to your company is the ability to set measurable objectives and assess their effectiveness after completing the project. IT project management requires an understanding of the applicable analytics to determine the success of a project and the ability to match those well to specific tasks.
Why Your Business Should Outsource IT Project Management
You gain the above benefits when you outsource project management to an IT professional and allow your in-house teams to focus on their primary jobs without adding the pressure of an unfamiliar cloud migration process or a major upgrade with challenges not encountered before.
An IT project management professional has worked with many different projects and will know how companies of your size and scope can best approach an IT initiative. In addition, they will have extensive experience with the challenges that can derail a technology project and have expertise in navigating potential problems.
Outsourcing IT project management also allows your business to gain scalability. For example, you can bring in a project manager to handle your implementation of a new cloud solution or bring in a whole team when it’s time to expand your Wi-Fi or upgrade your network infrastructure.
When seeking an outsourcing solution for your project management needs, turn to Proper Connections. Contact us to learn more about having an IT project management professional join your team to ensure your next technology project meets your objectives, timeline, and budget.