Consultants and contractors are important members of many project teams. Projects leaders need to consider the benefits and costs of contractors and consultants to determine whether they should be included in the project team. An attorney should help you develop agreements to manage project consultant and contractor relationships.
- One of the options that often requires investigation…is whether to bring individuals from outside…your organization to join your project team.…In this video, we'll look at why that can make sense…and some of the most important issues you should consider…when engaging contractors and consultants.…There are some excellent reasons why you might decide…to bring contractors or consultants onto the team.…For example, a consultant can bring skills,…experiences, and insights to your team that will help you…make better decisions and work more effectively.…
Contract employees can help you…scale up our team's capacity.…Many hands make for light work.…And when the project is done, the contractors…and consultants can move onto another project naturally…without you having to re-deploy them or lay anyone off.…But there are also challenges and risks…that come with bringing consultants…and contractors onto the team,…and the best way to manage this is by setting clear goals…and expectations at the very beginning.…
What are you expecting them to do?…
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- Defining the vision
- Documenting the project scope
- Investigating potential options
- Conducting a SWOT analysis
- Selecting a course of action
- Resolving issues
- Building trust with transparency
- Managing project plans
- Identifying risks
- Changing processes
- Helping people transition
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