When you start a project, it often seems like everyone is running in different directions. It can be difficult to establish what needs to be done at the beginning of a project or to consolidate the right team or to establish when and how activities need to be tackled. You may end up wasting time and resources trying to figure out a clear direction for your team.
Adding an A4PM® project manager will help eliminate the initial confusion and get you on the right track in less time. Like a good coach, our PMs are trained to help your team deal with any situation. As Project Planning and Control Experts, distributing the work to the various resources of the team will help you establish a transparent roadmap for your project from the beginning.
Equally important, A4PM® project managers will keep the team focused on the results to be achieved, limiting distractions and fostering an awareness of responsibility for all team members. They immediately become the point of reference for the project team.
One of the biggest benefits of PMAAS is that you'll only use it when you need to without wasting time and with zero hidden costs.
INVESTMENT IN AN INTERNAL RESOURCE: if you aspire to create a Project Manager from within the organization, you end up paying not only his salary and related benefits (PC, smartphone, company car), but also all the costs in training, time and software, without any real guarantee of success.
HIRING A NEW EMPLOYEE: If you make the attempt of hiring an experienced Project Manager from a similar company in your industry, you are never certain that their performance will measure up to the brilliant job interviews, you’ll never be certain of why he gave up working in the previous company or if he was fired for inefficiency.
Innovative approach of the PMAAS:
Using PMAAS, the cost of the Project Manager is paid for by the project itself, in fact you only have to pay the cost when there is an active project, which results in extremely high utilization rates.
A Certified Project Manager Consultant is a PM who has gained unrivalled experience having managed projects across multiple industries, with multiple project teams, across multiple contexts and work environments.
International certifications in Project Management confirm experience and skills. The A4PM® project manager is by choice a professional who puts reputation first and wants to be appreciated for the results achieved and for the competence demonstrated in the field. A certified project manager consultant can help keep the organization's team organized and focused to prevent mistakes from happening.
A4PM® project managers are all internationally certified, they help set up working solutions with tailor-made control arrangements to ensure errors are caught and corrected long before they reach your client. A4PM® project managers free up your organization's time, because they are the single point of contact between customer and supplier, communicating with your customers, answering any questions or doubts they may have, managing any critical issues that may arise.
When using PMAAS, the A4PM® project manager will work for your organization through several important steps
First, it will start by meeting with Top Management to determine the size of your project, the budget that will be committed and the timeline. This will raise awareness of how multidisciplinary and complex a project is and what the level of support is to increase the project's chances of success.o.
Thus, reducing the initial uncertainty of project initiation, the objectives will be better understood, the "Project Charter" will be drafted, the main project document that outlines the high-level details of the project and what strategies the project manager will use to coordinate/guide the project.
The PM will start working on the Project Plan, and simultaneously work with your team to learn more about individual team members, evaluate their skills, determining specific milestones, task assignments and deadlines for each phase of the project. This project plan will be used as a baseline to periodically determine if the project is on track or if there are any issues that need to be addressed.
During the project, the frequency of periodic meetings is determined on the basis of the specific work to be addressed and the total duration of the project to monitor its progress and the resolution of emerging problems. The Project Manager will manage Scope, Time, Cost, Risk, Quality, Procurement, Resources, Stakeholders and project Communications so that they are all consistent with each other and in compliance with the objectives.
The project reaches its conclusion, the project manager receives the approval of the deliverables to be delivered, the outcomes agreed with the final customer are delivered and accepted according to the Project Plan.
The project is closed and the Lessons Learned are archived, the Team is released, the engagement with the client company ends and the A4PM® Consultant Project Manager returns to the operational base.
A4PM® project managers are trained in project plan execution so this means you can rely on planned completion dates. As a result, by consistently delivering successful projects, you build trust with your customers and employees, fostering a results-oriented culture throughout your organization.
Even when a project has an unexpected problem or delay, the A4PM® project manager will guide your team to identify the causes and work in parallel with the project sponsor to identify possible solutions.
In highly innovative projects, no matter how well you manage projects, there will always be new "requirements" that arise in the middle of a project. If the new requirements (change of scope) are not managed diligently, the team can quickly become overwhelmed and the feeling of confusion and panic will inevitably begin to spread. The A4PM® project manager will isolate the project with a new perimeter and will work with key stakeholders to establish the new project timeline and reorder, where necessary, the assignments of activities to resources.
Providing accurate project estimates is one of the most important parts of creating a positive customer experience.
A4PM® project managers have worked on several projects before this one and have gone through project planning hundreds of times. To keep your customers happy from start to finish, they know how to plan for the lowest cost and shortest timeline.
Furthermore, the A4PM® project manager knows perfectly how to develop the project team. Leadership and motivational techniques will certainly improve the way they will collaborate and work together, with the advantage that a cohesive and collaborative team will complete the project in shorter times.
By distributing precise tasks to each member of the team, it helps to avoid frustration and confusion, keeping the whole team in a harmonious atmosphere of collaboration and result orientation.