There’s a service out there that could make all the difference in the world to your business so if you don’t know about it yet, now is the time.
It occurred to me that there may be several of you, especially among my entrepreneurial colleagues, who are unclear about what a Professional Project Manager does and the value they bring. So, I decided, in this season of giving, to provide you with the intel you need by creating:
5 Steps to Successful Project Management -- The newest free video series designed to help small business owners move more effectively through the changes that will make your business grow and thrive. [Coming Soon!]
As a savvy business owner, you undoubtedly know by now that it just isn’t feasible to perform all the jobs required to keep your business up, running and moving forward on a daily basis.
From time to time, we all need to reach out to those who excel at the functions we’re not so good at doing. That’s just smart business sense.
Project Management is one of those resources you want to keep handy when you’re anticipating any kind of change to the business itself, the tools you use in your business or the environment in which you conduct your business. Here are some examples:
- you have ideas for new programs, products or services that your clients want and need but you don’t have time to create them
- you’ve been wanting to write a book that will further position you as an expert in your field, but you can’t stay on track with the writing
- it’s time to open a new physical location
- you want to expand into a new market
- your business has grown to the extent that it’s time to upgrade your software
- you need to systematize all of the bits and pieces of your business process to become more efficient and organized
- you want to scale (or sell) your business, but your procedures are out of date
One of the primary objectives of a project manager is to bring clarity to any situation by breaking things down into manageable pieces so that everyone involved understands what is going to be done. It’s the Project Manager’s job to answer the who, what, when, where, why and how questions as thoroughly as possible.
Interestingly, I’ve seen many people try to figure it out themselves, hire an intern or have their Administrative Assistant do the work. If you go that route, you do have a slim chance of getting lucky, but it’s more likely that:
- you won’t end up with what you want
- it will take much more time than you anticipated
- it will cost a lot more money than you allocated
- you will have spent much more of your valuable time working out the problems along the way
It’s not because the people you assigned to do the job are terrible workers. Not at all. It’s because they don’t have the training and experience to do the job correctly.
A common misconception is that it’s expensive to hire a Project Manager. Not necessarily so. Look for Project Manager with a good, solid corporate background who is easy to work with, and I think you’ll be able to work out a solution that fits your needs.
Another way to look at it is to balance the life-time value of what you’re creating for your clients against the PM’s fee, and you’ll see the value very quickly.
I almost forgot to mention the 3 things you’ll get when you use a Professional Project Manager:
- project delivery according to your specifications,
- by your deadline, and
- within your budget.
Who doesn’t want that?
Keep your eye on this space because we’re going to announce the release of the 5 Steps to Successful Project Management free video series, very soon. Each video is short but packed with great information and, you’ll find a bonus gift at the end that will help you be totally prepared for your first meeting when you engage with your own Professional Project Manager.
To your success!!