Have you ever been part of a project that seems doomed to fail because of a lack of clear organization and planning? That feeling is why professional project management is so important when implementing a new process or software.
Here are four reasons why professional project management matters:
Leadership. Having a dedicated project manager gives your project the best chance to succeed. A project manager will be committed to success, keeping track of all parts of the project and delegating roles as necessary. Team members have one point of contact for questions, which leads to quick and efficient solutions should problems arise.
Communication. A project manager will set objectives and a timeline so that everyone understands their part in the process. A project manager will keep clear lines of communication open throughout the implementation process. Status meetings and check-in points are smooth with a professional project manager.
Efficiency. At Premier Computing, we estimate that just one hour of project management saves four hours of implementation time. That saved time keeps the project on time, which also saves money and keeps your team from undergoing unnecessary delays.
Planning. Maybe the most important aspect of implementing a new system is setting a realistic timeline and expectations for when the work will be completed. An outside perspective is crucial to a successful launch. You might have an emotional attachment to getting things done as quick as possible, but a project manager will be able to take a critical look at all aspects of the project and set a realistic goal.
At Premier Computing, we offer professional project management for ERP implementation. To find out more, visit our website: http://premiercomputing.com.