We know what you’re thinking – “Why hire a project manager consultant when I can manage the project myself?”
However, have you considered that hiring a qualified project management firm takes the stress and complexity of a project off your shoulders while giving you better results. You’ll reap the benefit of a project with reduced risk, cost, and schedule. Plus, you’ll gain a trusted partner whose only interest in the project is your interest.
If you want assurance your next relocation, renovation, or construction project will have better results, consider the following 10 benefits of hiring a project manager (PM) consultant.
1. Capability. A qualified project management consultant firm will have the direct experience your project needs.
2. Knowledge. Experienced PMs take lessons learned from their years working on similar projects and apply them to your project. They will also find experienced vendors who can complete projects at competitive prices, avoid typical project mistakes, and recommend cost-saving methods.
3. No conflicts. A PM consultant has no other interest at stake except for your best interest. Landlords, architects, and contractors all have their own interest at stake which can influence project decisions. You’ll benefit by having a PM who represents you and puts you first.
4. Avoid mistakes. Minimize costly mistakes and change orders that frequently occur when a company tries to manage a project on its own without a PM’s recent and relevant experience.
5. Minimize risk. Project management firms work with you to define and implement project strategies based on their experience that provide project ownership with protection and clearly define project expectations.
6. Quality. Projects can involve the participation of up to 20 different consultants, contractors and vendors – ranging from architects and engineers to general contractors and specialty vendors – often operating under the tightest of time constraints. PMs assure that all consultants are coordinated and working toward the project goals.
7. Time- and cost-savings. Good PMs take on the pressure and difficulties of a project while finding time- and cost-saving solutions so that you can continue to focus on running your business.
8. Partnership. Without a PM, your firm may take on additional responsibilities that are outside your expertise. A PM will take on those additional responsibilities and act as an extension to your organization and work alongside you as a partner. This way you can leverage the PM’s experience, understanding, and knowledge for a successful project.
9. Communication. A qualified PM will act as your business partner who will assist, guide, and keep you informed through the duration of your project. The PM will free up your time to focus on your core business while the PM focuses on the project.
10. Start to finish. From project management planning into development services, to preconstruction services through construction, a PM will oversee your entire project as a trusted partner.
Unless your firm has professionals with relevant construction management experience and the time to dedicate to your project, hire a PM consultant firm whose business is construction management. This will allow you to focus on your business, lower your risk and achieve better results.