IT Consultants are professional project managers, hired to deliver IT projects on-time and within budget, as well as offer specialized expertise that fits a client’s exact needs.
Darby’s IT Consultants in Houston are PMI-certified project managers and are experts at delivering successful IT projects. Here are 5 ways our IT Consultants deliver your projects on time and within budget:
IT Consultants Evaluate the Project
It may seem like a no-brainer, but many IT consultants will accept a client’s project scope as is and act as an enforcer, rather than taking ownership of the project.
Darby IT Consultants take the time to evaluate the project scope, making sure they understand the end goals, the stakeholders involved, the timeline, and the budget restrictions. After reviewing all key components, our IT Consultants may make recommendations to the scope to align the project better with the client’s overall goals.
For one of our clients, these suggestions to the project scope led to a savings of over $1.8 million by the end of the project.
IT Consultants Act as a Project Partner
When you hire a Darby IT Consultant, you don’t just get an expert in the field with 10+ years of experience to manage your IT project, you also get a partner. It’s the difference in hiring an employee who is focused on punching the clock versus hiring an employee who takes on your company’s mission and goals as their own.
Our consultants take ownership in the projects they manage. What does this mean to you? It means that your success is ours, and we aren’t happy unless your project is delivered above your expectations. It means that we will implement every tool, training, and skill available to us to make sure your project is completed to the best of anyone’s standards.
It’s the reason we’ve worked with so many Fortune 500 companies.
IT Consultants Employ Best Practices
A successful IT Consultant will also employ industry best practices to the projects they manage. Darby Consulting has built the project management industry’s best practices, as set by the Project Management Institute (PMI), into every building block of our company. As such, our IT Project Managers have access to our top-of-the-line project management methodology and are provided with key supporting tools to better serve our clients.
IT Consultants Hold Stakeholder Meetings
One of the keys to project success is scheduled meetings with key stakeholders at the onset of the project and at regular intervals throughout the project. Darby’s IT Consultants gather project goals from the stakeholders and create a holistic objective for the project that satisfies the organization’s needs, as well as meet with stakeholders throughout the project to check in with purchasing, scheduling deliveries to keep the project on-time, managing man-hours, and more. Before the project’s go-live date, our IT Consultants meet with end-users to make sure all employees affected by the project have received the proper training and understand any outages or disruptions to daily tasks.
In addition, Darby offers Quick Start Workshops that will help train your employees on new software or help IT project stakeholders work through different aspects of the project process.
Darby IT Consulting’s Proprietary On-Boarding Methodology
When looking into hiring an IT Consultant, make sure to check if they have a good support system from their home office. IT Consultants and Project Managers should have access to a project management system to better serve you and your project.
Our IT Consultants based in Houston, Austin, Midland/Odessa, and around the country all have access to our online proprietary Project Management Methodology system. Through this onboarding system, IT Consultants have access to a wide variety of tools and structured processes that help our consultants initiate, plan, execute, and close successful projects.
ABOUT DARBY CONSULTING
IT project delivery is what we do. For over 10 years, we’ve helped growing organizations consistently deliver successful IT projects – both software and hardware. We’ve pioneered innovative methods and tools tailored specifically for your success. And we’re affordable; we’ve built a cost-effective operating model so we can offer exceptional IT project services at prices that will surprise you. This means more projects completed on-time, higher end-user satisfaction, and increased growth for your organization.
Let us help you successfully plan and deliver your next IT project. Schedule a meeting today!