It’s rare to find a company that isn’t planning a major digital transformation project. With remote and hybrid work, cloud investments, and mobility all putting demands on IT staff, you may determine that outsourcing IT project management can help you meet your goals without sacrificing your timeline or budget.
While you always have the option of using an in-house employee to conduct your project management, you may find that the added responsibilities are only increasing the load on an already-stressed team member. There are other reasons it may be a good idea to outsource, including the following advantages:
This is the core motivator behind any IT project, and it is driving all digital transformation. If you can complete your project faster than a competitor, offer customers a better experience, or improve productivity and reduce costs, you’ll quickly gain a return on your investment in IT project management.
Timeline and Budget
It’s hard to separate these two factors because they always impact one another. An experienced project manager will have worked with similar timelines and budgets and understand the many ways both are affected by various circumstances. With a focused project management team, your project priorities can be aligned well with your timeline and budget so that your team advances to your goals without sacrificing either one.
An IT project management specialist will optimize your project and workflows to match the objectives of your team. They will understand how to navigate the project and guide the required tasks for success. The project manager will also have extensive experience in keeping teams focused on celebrating small victories while pursuing the overall goal, keeping quality standards high throughout.
Many IT projects develop a “too many cooks in the kitchen” problem, with IT staff, vendors, and line-of-business managers all vying for control. With a designated project manager, you have someone focused on understanding the viewpoints of various stakeholders and encouraging positive communication across the team. A project manager can offer their perspective from working with other similar circumstances and suggest the best path forward between your team’s multiple strategies.
This is one of the clearest advantages of IT project management outsourcing. When you use an in-house employee to manage your project, they may not have the broad experience of a specialist that has guided many projects to completion. In the area of risk, a project manager will identify risks associated with the schedule or costs so they can be addressed before they cause delays or added expenses.
The advantages of IT project management are numerous, but you may be curious to know if there are additional benefits you might experience in your specific situation. Contact us at Proper Connections to learn more about what a dedicated project manager can bring to your digital transformation plans.