Often a company might have a short-term need based on staffing difficulties, whether because of a reduction in force or a temporary contract. Consultants can help by bringing their experience from multiple companies and disciplines in order to address your problem in a unique and unbiased way.
A Consultant offers a fresh set of eyes without any of the incumbent bias. They are unmoved by internal politics being only focused on the client's ultimate goal. Unlike an established employee, the tenure of a Consultant is short and can be reestablished at any time.
This will depend on what you need is. Most Consultants will propose an hourly rate based on the service required. Certain objectives can be met with a $75/hour whereas more complex goals require specialty training and expertise warranting as much as $250/hour. While this might sound like a large investment at first, it is becoming more common to use Consultants because they end up saving their client money in the long run. These are short-term relationships that do not incur all of the normal employee costs (insurance, workers comp, vacation, etc.) or headaches.
First and foremost a Consultant should be a good listener. A Consultant is there solely for the clients benefit not to boast about a resume. Every project is different and you need to be sure that the Consultant you hire will be responsive to what YOU need. A good relationship with your Consultant is essential! In addition, they should carry certifications from the appropriate groups in their field, (ex.PMI) and be willing to share previous client references with you. Their educational and professional background also play an important role. Keep in mind size does matter. Frequently large consulting firms are not only more expensive but tend to have set "consulting techniques" or processes whereas a smaller firm is more likely to be flexible and look at your project holistically. It is also important to remember that a Consultant is there in an advisory position. You, as the client, have the final say in key decisions.
PMP certification is a globally recognized industry certification for project/program managers. It is increasingly in demand and almost a requirement for leading both commercial and government projects. The certification demonstrates a level of experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects. CAPM is a similar certification for people with less hands on project experience.
The first step is to create an account on the PMI website www.pmi.com and check the qualifications: A four-year degree (bachelor's or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent)
At least 1,500 hours experience OR 23 hours of project management education
Many times activities that we take for granted in our job and daily life qualify. Have you planned a wedding? Built a house? These are all projects that required management of resources, time, risk and budget. Even if those activities aren't specifically labeled project management. BreitIdeas will be happy to talk with you about your personal and professional experiences that may qualify.
BreitIdeas offers a 3-day PMP/CAPM Bootcamp using The Velociteach PMP® Exam book, The PMP® Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try for $2000.00. This includes three full days of instruction as well as the Velociteach PMP® package including, instructional book, course workbook, training cd, and flashcards; as well as access to the e-learning tool InSite, which provides the 35 pdus required to take the test.
The BreitIdeas' class is only 3 days because multiple studies have shown that anything longer is ineffective for adult learners. The 3-day training is intensive and backed by our 100% money back guarantee. In addition, it can be very difficult to be away from work for 5 days!
BreitIdeas is here to help you, from the time you create an account on PMI until you pass your exam. Our instructors exchange texts and phone calls with our clients until they pass the test!
Our pass rate is over 98% On the first Try!!