Why do small companies need Project Management?

According to API, Project management is the application of processes, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to achieve the project objectives.  

In large organisations project managers are seen as a vital point of control and management in the process of delivering a project or program of work to the business or to their clients, however this attitude is not always prevalent in the small business sector, why is this?

In my experience in delivering projects into the small business sector this attitude is borne out of a financial reality that leads to all available revenue being committed to the purchase or provisioning of the project deliverables, Project Management tasks are normally given to a member of staff who is not experienced in managing projects.  This lack of experience can lead to a project that takes longer to deliver than intended, has an increased risk profile to the business, and business impacts are not correctly identified.

Employing a skilled Project Management resource can lead to a project being delivered on time, on budget and with a decreased risk to the business.

If you have a business critical project to be delivered, a project that is failing or you require advice on setting up some basic project management processes to allow your team to deliver projects internally, then get in touch with the team at Thunderhead.

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