Companies are focusing more on their core business and outsourcing the rest to companies that handle them better. The reason for this is not only to save cost and increase profitability but also to pay more attention to what they do best.
So, is hiring a project manager that crucial for a business? We believe it is a necessary cost that will take the project of the mind of management so that they can focus on other things. Here is why we prefer to have a project manager.
Dedication to Project
The customer is king and so the project manager will dedicate their energy to the project as it is their sole responsibility. They provide management with a timeline within which certain things will be done as well as a proper budget for the entire project.
A project manager is also mandated to put together their own team, taking this off the hands of an organization’s management.
Without proper delegation, the cost of a project is likely to skyrocket and the timelines messed completely. A manager ensures that the project is in the right track and also ensure that changes are communicated and acted on early. With a PM in charge, timelines are met as he or she is accountable to management.
Delegation and responsibility
The PM is responsible for delegation of duties so that the project takes the right direction. Naturally, one person cannot handle everything and so they are better off assigning duties and then overseeing their expedition. Delegation not only frees the PM’s time so they can focus on other things, but it also allows the other members of the team to participate and gain experience.
Ensuring the Best Results
An outsourced PM is an expert at their job and so you will be getting value for your money. If for instance, you have a web development process that needs to be completed timely, then having a developer communicate every step of the way helps to get it completed in time. Being an expert in the field, they communicate properly to ensure that you know what is happening at all times until the project is done.
Hiring a PM is much better than recruiting a team and especially if the project is not recurring. Once the website is live, then the organization will only engage the developer on a maintenance basis, without having to retain them.
So, is it worth having a person oversee a project?
We think it is necessary and especially when the organization wants to ensure quality is maintained. Where the project needs constant supervision even after it has been completed, then it would be prudent to hire a team that will run it and it would be even better if the team was made up of those involved in seeing the project come to life.
If you already have experts in-house, then the PM could be part of your staff. They will oversee the project alongside their other duties with the help of an able team.