Why does it seem to take so long to complete an IT project? Projects that are expected to be completed in a matter of weeks can end up taking months to finish. This is because of two challenges that internal teams face:
Day-to-day Support Distractions:
While IT projects can be important for a company’s future success, day-to-day issues can seem more pressing. When a user needs immediate attention to fix a problem, it distracts from the project. It helps to have a dedicated resource to for the project and have other resources available to work on the day-to-day issues.
Specific Skillset Lacking:
Most IT projects require different IT skills than day-to-day support. The team has to research it and apply some trial and error to get things working. For example, a network design specialist can typically design an effective network in a fraction of the time that it would take an IT generalist. Another option to keep your IT projects on time, is to bring in an outsourced IT team. This allows your internal team to stay focused on keeping the day-to-day business running well. Outsourcing to an IT team also adds a new skillset to the project as engineers who are well versed in the technology will be performing the work.
Getting your projects done on time:
If you would like help getting your IT projects done on time, let’s talk. We ensure that the right specialist is on the project and allow your internal team to continue focusing on what they do best. To schedule a time to talk, contact us.