A project is a temporary venture within a business that focuses on creating a product or service which is additional to routine activities. Project planning and execution can vary in length of time from just a couple of weeks to upwards of a year or more depending on the nature of the business and project.
There are a few key reasons that you should consider hiring an external project manager and with company purse strings being tightened at every turn, a freelance project manager is often the best option.
Why should you consider hiring a freelance project manager?
A project manager is the sole point of contact for your project. They are up to date with all developments within the project and able to direct and field enquiries accurately and efficiently to ensure effective communication between key stakeholders and project personnel.
Project scope is the key part of project planning that encompasses the list of goals, tasks, budget and deadlines involved in meeting the requirements of the project. A skilled project manager will ensure that the criteria set in the initial stages are adhered to strictly to ensure that the project is delivered at the time and budget initially agreed to.
A project manager will have experience of setting and sticking to a budget and will have a realistic idea of the cost to implement your project and will ensure that this budget isn't exceeded throughout the projects course.
A project manager will set deadlines at the project management stage and will ensure that these are adhered to throughout the duration of the project. Recruiting a freelance project manager to focus solely on the project will mean that your employees aren't side-tracked with their day to day tasks, and the project manager will remain focussed on the successful implementation of the project only.
Among other project management tools are the ability to identify and eliminating risks to the project. The project manager will be able to identify potential risks at the project scope phase and if these cannot be prevented once the project is underway then being able to deal with them is part of their role.
Conclude the project
Once the project has been planned and implemented the project manager will be able to review the project to analyse its successes and opportunities for the next project.
If you have a project to implement within your business, no matter how big or small, Freelancer.com gives you access to thousands of project managers with a wealth of experience and knowledge in project planning and project implementation. You can choose from freelancers with experience in your industry and particular project which will ensure that your existing employees can focus on their current tasks.
Freelance project managers are paid based on the output so you can be guaranteed that their results will speak for themselves. At Freelancer.com, you can choose from project managers who will use all of their management tools at their disposal to ensure that your project is successful and achieves your desired results while not impacting the current output of your existing staff.