What Did You Expect? It’s that time of year again. While you are developing plans and budgets for next year’s portfolio of IT projects, most consulting firms are scrambling to update their statements of work to on ensure their consultants continue to be staffed for another year. Before you sign away a hefty percentage of […]
Measure What Matters When a growing percentage of your budget is spent on IT consultants, it might be a good time to take a closer look at how your consultants are performing. Most consulting and staffing firms simply track chargeable hours or burn rate because these are performance metrics that affect their bottom line – […]
If you’re thinking about hiring a technical consultant, how will you know if your consultant has the right technical skills? How do you know if your consultant can complete your project on-time, on-budget and within scope? How do you know if your consultant will represent your department and uphold your reputation to stakeholders? If you’re […]
When you read all the latest research about what project success factors lead to successful outcomes, the one variable that everyone agrees on is the skill of the project team. When you have an IT Project Manager with effective team management skills, the project is delivered on-time and within budget. When you have a Business […]
We often get asked which roles are better suited for IT staff augmentation than others, so we’re publishing our Top 5 roles for 2019 based on our experience this year and market research. Role Selection Criteria Criteria we suggest for determining when IT staff augmentation makes the most sense for specific project roles: Emerging Tech […]
Building Agile Project Teams IT organizations have significantly changed over the past several years as project teams move away from traditional waterfall methods to more Agile ways of delivery. While changes to standard project methodologies and workflows are morphing into more feature-focused sprints, the composition of the traditional project team is changing as well. The […]
Leadership positions such as IT consultants, IT project managers, directors of IT organizations, or CIOs, should establish a standard way in which your IT organization engages with stakeholders as a key to success.
“Trust, but verify.”
Using assessments to verify the skills of every individual that you’re looking to include in your IT project team is as important as the due diligence you’d conduct when selecting new hardware or software. In this video, we’ll look at three categories of assessments that we use to evaluate talent.
When working with IT Project Managers and portfolio leaders and our clients, we oftentimes get requests for additional IT staff and resources. So we took a page out of an HR playbook and developed a requisition form based on HR best practices. A requisition form is a great tool to use in selecting the right talent for your IT Project.
A project charter is a great tool to use that allows you to bring in your project sponsor and/or other key stakeholders to find the business case for the IT project. This tool excels at moving the IT project ball down the field by defining the project and the resources that you require.
Darby Consulting is proud to be a recognized IT Management Consultancy by the Project Management Institute (PMI) – the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession.