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 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 IT projects on time and within budget.
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.
If you’re considering a large IT project, you’ve likely considered the extra burden that will be placed on your existing IT staff and if it makes more sense to temporarily outsource additional staff for the duration of the project. For some projects, outsourcing IT staff is not only smart, but can save your company millions.
When taking on a new informational technology project, an IT project management company is planning ahead for the eventual “go live” event. Depending on the project, that event can be a series of of days or weeks leading to 100 percent implementation of the new software or hardware, or it can all culminate on one day, set at a particular hour. The complexity of these IT projects can vary, but a few elements should always be given importance to guarantee “go live” success.
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.