Why You Need a Project Manager

According to the Project Management Institute, a project is “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.” This can mean anything from building a building, developing and implementing efficiency programs within an existing process, or providing the desired solution to a specific problem. 

Many organizations treat Project Managers (PM) as a part-time position, something to “/” behind some other professional title. For example, “CTO/ Project manager” or “Facility Manager/ Project Manager.” This is completely acceptable if their PM duties are limited to a few hours a year, perhaps even a small office furniture upgrade that does not require much more than hiring a single vendor or subcontractor and ensuring that they perform the work on time. However, if you are like most organizations, many of these “project managers” have other, more pressing responsibilities that leave the PM side of their title significantly lacking, which could result in poor results from the aforementioned vendors.

Before taking on or assigning PM responsibilities to one of your team members, you should ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do we have time? 
  • Do we have the capacity in our existing responsibilities?
  • Do we have the experience and tools required to ensure your project is successful on your own?

If you have ever been part of a team trying to reach a goal or “result,” and found yourself or your team constantly moving the completion date or having a difficult time organizing and prioritizing the efforts needed to reach this goal, then you know exactly what we are talking about. The reason usually lies in not having one (or more) of the questions mentioned above covered. 

Last but not least, a dedicated PM can drive your project with a focus on the project constraints of Cost, Scope, Schedule, Quality, Benefits, and risks without having detracted from their standard day to day activities.

Contact us to see what our PM team can do for you.