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.
When considering a new IT project, it’s critical to the project’s success to select the right team to execute the strategy, design, and implementation. Many of our clients, before finding us, discover that they’ve either selected a team that is not specialized enough for their needs, or they are not focused on what’s best for the project and the organization on the whole. At Darby Consulting, we help you select the team that is not too hot, not too cold, but just right for your technology project’s needs.
Darby Consulting helped plan and implement a large portfolio of software and hardware over the scope of the client’s IT project, leading to a savings of over a million dollars.
More than 70% of IT projects fail to deliver on time, within budget and to specification due to poor sponsorship, lack of defined requirements, and miscommunication between the project team and stakeholders. With such a dramatic failure rate, how can you hope to not only meet your IT project goals, but also surpass them?
If you’re looking to hire outside information technology consultants, you may be wondering where to start. There are a lot of options for hiring an IT consulting firm, but knowing which is the right fit for you and your company’s needs is a little harder to determine.
Contracting with a traditional IT staffing agency is often not enough to meet the customized demands of most IT projects. If you’ve had a lackluster experience with an IT staffing agency – you’re not alone. Dealing with inexperienced temporary hires creates frustration, project delays, and ultimately adds to the project’s bottom line. These frustrations are one of the reasons why our clients come to Darby Consulting. They’ve had to learn the hard way about the difference between staffing an IT department with temporary hires and providing highly-trained, often highly-specialized consultants to take charge and lead IT projects to success.