IT project consultants are a vital first step in a large IT project. Whether your organisation is implementing something new as a necessary step to growth, or as a step towards increasing growth, it can be one of the largest initiatives your business will face and impacts many if not all members of a company. Gaining from the insights of an experienced IT project consultant not associated with any one particular vendor will prove incredibly valuable.
Even with great project management software and a great team and vendor, IT projects often take longer than planned and cost more than an organisation budgeted for. When CIO.com surveyed numerous IT executives and project managers about failings in IT projects, the number one mistake listed was not assigning the right person to manage the project. An experienced consultant can guide you through what to look out for and prepare for before making major, costly decisions or assist you through the entire project.
At Torque Management, we developed Rapid System™ to aid our clients in these ventures. Rapid System™ is a process-led methodology that greatly accelerates the delivery Large IT and ERP Projects. It allows our consultants to turn a 3-4 year project, into an 18 month project with higher rates of user adoption and costs reduced by 35-40%.
Our consultants have a combination of quality, business process management, engineering, project management and information technology skills that are unusual and difficult to replicate, and assist organisations from concept to realisation and continuous improvement. In addition, consultants have a wide range of experience in their chosen area of expertise, ensuring that our clients receive the correct level of support when they need it.
Contact us to discuss your organisation's goals and needs in choosing, implementing, accelerating or improving an IT Project either for a once-off advice session or to work with your organisation throughout a project.
Other roles that may be important to consider for your project:
IT Programme Advisor: An IT programme Advisor provides the Project Board/Executive Team with independent strategic advice throughout the life of the programme, covering topics such as Business Case, Requirements, Governance, Resource Management, Project Planning, Selecting the new system and Implementation strategy, Risk Management, Communication and Change management and Benefits Realisation.
IT Programme Manager: An IT Programme Manager assists in delivering the technology component of the business change roadmap of an IT Project, working with pre-defined time, costs, and quality and risk management standards. They will work to optimise the project management resources and develop capability of an IT delivery team.