Created by Journyx on January 16, 2006
The purpose of a consulting firm is to provide your business with valuable strategies for success and with services to implement those strategies. That is why you hire them. Why, then, do certain projects fail despite seemingly the best efforts?
In order to be a more informed purchaser of consulting services, you and your company need to be aware of some of the common issues that many management consultants may not tell you or – incredible as it may seem – simply may not know but which are absolutely critical to the success of your project. Project management is as much about recognizing and reacting to failure as it is about building off of success.
It is not uncommon in the project world to have a consultant tell you, “We missed one or more of our milestones, but the project is still ‘green’.” Translation: “Several of our goals critical to the success of the project have not been met, but my advice is to go ahead with the project.” I liken this to a wall built with several dozen bricks missing; sooner or later it’s going to come crashing down.
Read more at: http://www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=13006