The role of external consultancy in project management
In the role of external advisors, internationally certified FBE consultants provide support to clients during the implementation of strategic projects. The collaboration takes place through training, workshops, consultations, coaching, audits, and at the highest level, also through methods of designing organizational transformation such as PMO (Project Management Office).
The process of collaboration
During the initial phases of collaboration, it is standard practice to review the project’s mission and business case, define critical success factors, conduct a stakeholder analysis and gather their requirements, and establish indicators and methods for measuring their achievement. Decompose goals into work packages, identify project tasks, estimate timeframes, determine the sequence of tasks and the project’s critical path, allocate resources preliminarily, and perform a risk analysis.
Focusing on the next stages of the project
In the follow-up phases, we focus on implementing the right communication strategy, developing the skills of the project team, supporting horizontal and vertical escalation mechanisms, creating buffers, and ensuring the critical chain. Monitoring performance, analyzing deviations, implementing corrective actions, project controlling, demand and procurement planning, supplier selection, and management. Risk monitoring and control, optimizing resource utilization in a multi-project environment, knowledge management, project auditing, and quantifying measurable benefits.
In addition to supporting the ongoing strategic project, the organization is also creating conditions for standardizing project management in accordance with the best practices of IPMA® – International Project Management Association and PMI® – Project Management Institute.