No doubt about it, tackling IT projects can be challenging and successful implementation typically involves several steps. From identifying the solution and key stakeholders to developing project requirements and timeline, IT projects are often time-consuming and quite complex. One way to simplify the process and speed project delivery, is to outsource all or part of an IT project to a trusted partner. Here are five benefits to consider.
Leverage Strategic and Operational Expertise
Often, projects require complex skillsets or knowledge that your internal team may not have. Consultants typically bring in-depth experience as the result of working on a variety of projects across a wide range of clients/industries. In addition, it provides an opportunity for your employees to pick up a few new skills along the way.
Keep Pace with Technology
It’s no secret, technology is constantly changing. However, what’s different today is the exponential rate of change that is forcing businesses to adapt quickly or get left behind. A consultant can help you maximize your technology investment and provide business value in a timely manner.
Boost Delivery Bandwidth
To properly manage and ensure a successful outcome, most IT projects require a significant investment of time and resources. Redirecting internal resources, whose focus is divided among several projects and/or day-to-day operations, to short-term projects will inevitably create delays across the board. An outside consultant increases capacity and allows your in-house team to focus on core activities.
Reduce Costs and Increase Flexibility
It may seem that relying on internal resources or hiring full-time employees is a cost-effective choice to complete IT projects. However, sourcing, screening, acquiring and training new team members is a time-consuming and costly process. Since many IT projects last approximately six months, it is more cost-effective for organizations to utilize a consultant for short-term projects. Simply put, you only pay for talent and expertise you need—when you need it.
Achieve a Higher Level of Objectivity
An outside consultant brings an objective view to the project and can offer solutions that are best for the organization without the pressure or influence of the organization’s politics, culture or bias. As a result, decisions are made with the sole purpose of advancing the project forward in the most effective and efficient way possible.
Ready to simplify you IT projects? Wondering if outsourcing is right for your company? Contact us to discover how partnering with PSI can help!