In reality, most VMS programs commoditize a company’s most important asset - its people. Not only are they required to fulfill crucial business-centric IT roles, they’re responsible for everything from admins to executives. The system restricts direct communication between hiring managers and the vendors that can deliver precisely what they need. Pay rates are often based upon factors incongruent to market conditions and skill specifics, resulting in poor fits.
This all results in the submittal of mediocre talent requiring IT hiring managers to choose between the right fit and temporary cost savings. In many cases, they're forced to either accept the risk of a project failure and it's associated costs or turn to a system integrator...
Language and communication barriers can create miscommunication. That could lead to misunderstandings which introduces loss of control and, ultimately, the risk of project failure.
Then there are quality control issues. Even if you provide quality guidelines, the differences in working culture, language and management style may affect the quality of the deliverable.
You'll need to make time zone adjustments to work schedules. Gaps in communication times can affect the decision-making process where the time it takes to wait and get a decision can affect tasks that are time-sensitive and deadline driven. And you just can't beat the connection face to face relationships give you.
It's not about the rates, it's about how productive that contractor is going to be.
In reality, the question that should be asked is "What is the best way to reduce risk, manage cost and gain control"...
Projects succeed because of the people behind them, not the technology. Our consultants have the real world experience and unbiased insight to help you avoid common pitfalls. That's how we reduce risk. "A" players. Only "A" players, from mid-level to SMEs.
Unclear project expectations and an unending series of change orders. Everyone's dealt with them. We deliver consultants that help you identify pitfalls before they arise by aligning your project expectations with reality. When you know what to expect, you gain control.
Ever get the nagging feeling that your project is taking on a life of its own and your control is slipping away? It doesn't have to be that way. Seriously. Talk to us and we'll show you how.
Unbiased, independent and experienced. Our SME's aren't beholden to any particular technology or company. That frees them up to provide honest, actionable insight with your best interest at heart.
Enterprise technology projects can be a complex mosaic of shifting needs requiring deft management skills. Whether you need help running your PMO or a seasoned project manager to work with your internal team, our PM's fit the bill.
Sometimes you need a full, out-of-the-box team. A team led by a seasoned PM, supported by experienced technical and functional experts. Lean, focused and efficient.
Envisioning an ERP project, but lack the internal talent to make it a reality? Reinforce your team and get superior outcomes from top talent without the long-term commitment.
An expedited hiring process, budget flexibility and the ability to trial-run a candidate. These are substantial benefits that also extend to the candidate. It's a win-win for everyone.
When you're ready to supplement your team with the very best talent in the market, look no further. With a candidate pool tens of thousands deep, we'll find the right match, the first time.
We'll help set you up for success with checks and balances built our by our Project Safeguard process. Bring an unbiased expert onto your team to ensure success between you and your systems integrator.