We get a lot of requests from organizations to assist with software selection projects. In many cases, the organization is often needing to make a decision quickly due to year-end budgeting or pressure from senior leadership to demonstrate progress. In our experience, a go-slow-to-go-fast approach is often the best plan in situations where the technology […]
A strategic plan should deliver more than just a document that sits on a desk collecting dust – it should deliver a strategy that drives real action and real change. It’s about bringing stakeholders – management, staff, vendors and customers – together in more efficient and effective ways.
Darby Consulting has identified top reporting challenges faced by project teams and senior leadership based on an array of measurement and project management projects completed by the firm and its consultants. The same top challenges were identified across multiple industries and project types.
Projects Need Better Measures Today’s climate of corporate downsizing, restructuring and transformation are requiring project managers everywhere to streamline reporting processes and improve efficiency. Teams are frequently overwhelmed by requests for status updates and executive reports that take too much time to create and result in little to no change in project performance.
Just as we would never use the same wrench for every type of job, we don’t recommend the same methodology or approach to every project. When thinking about how to plan a project approach, there are lots of methodologies that provide a great framework. Some of the familiar names include Prince2, CCPM, Agile and BRM.
If you’re in the market to find project consultants on a temporary basis, the good news is you’ve got lots of options. You can work with any one of the well-known global consultancies, or you can consider a boutique consulting firm. We’ve worked for both types and know both their strengths and weaknesses. As with any trusting relationship, the key to finding a good partner is finding the right fit for your needs.
Project management can be challenging when you have to fight to keep your project budget. Project funding is the lifeblood of a project. Without continuous funding, projects either stop immediately or slowly lose necessary resources over time to continue. Sometimes projects should stop or hold because they are no longer relevant to the business climate.