As a specialist provider of skilled project resources, we have a very unique perspective of the market. We have a complete view of market trends, specific to certain industries and sectors and are often proactively consulted by our clients on the transformational agenda, strategy and execution plan. This has given us some insight into the reason behind increased engagement and the demand for these types of resources. We also have first-hand experience in seeing what typically makes an engagement successful, what types of candidates operate well within the project landscape and how different organisations deliver projects with a successful outcome.
We are seeing an increased trend of enterprise wide project delivery as opposed to it being solely IT centric. We are also increasingly being engaged to source project resources with a specific disciplinary background such as Finance or Marketing, Lean Six Sigma for operational projects, Change Managers to restructure for example in addition to a broader project skill set.
Clients partner with us in different ways;
Often when they have experienced considerably more growth than anticipated and require additional resources
To work proactively with them to provide resource planning insight based on peak work periods
To consult and strategise with them to provide direction, clarity and definition of what they need.
It is clear however, those clients who have a clear understanding of their internal limitations, and capability, typically see the greatest results and get the most out of their project resources by plugging the gaps and specifically hiring resources to complement their team. We are increasingly working with more clients with stronger visibility of their capability and when reaching out to us they are clearer in what skill set and type of person they require.
We are usually engaged by clients in these scenarios;
They don’t have the capability to deliver the project with their internal permanent staff
When they bring permanent staff onto projects, they tend to get caught up in BAU work and the project just doesn’t get the attention it requires
They only need people with these skills for a limited amount of time, and therefore no point in hiring on a permanent basis
We offer a cost effective alternative to traditional Management Consulting solutions
To be effective in this market, we have had to ensure our level of knowledge and questioning to the client is detailed in order to understand the project, deliverables, stakeholders and ideal outcomes. They are always very different and complex!
In addition to providing a skill set, Project Resource Partners add value by understanding personal motivations and attitude which plays into cultural fit. We also place significant importance in understanding Project methodology and the level of project maturity of our clients to ensure the candidate can operate effectively within this environment.
Contract resourcing within the project landscape is a developing market that is constantly evolving in maturity. We are committed to partnering with our clients to provide clarity and education about the benefits of hiring for a specific purpose. The benefits of doing so include cost and process efficiency, the successful delivery of projects on time, access to external market intelligence and IP and an increase in project maturity and uplift in capability.
For further information, please don't hestitate to contact Evan Xeres on +61 3 9949 0906 or firstname.lastname@example.org