Project Management skills are an important skill to manage various ongoing projects in any company. As companies look to improve their competitive advantage and progress on their digitalization journey, from time to time they need implement new software tools, production systems, customer facing tools to reduce manpower efforts, or any other automation tools to drive efficiencies, cost reductions, productivity enhancement or revenue growth.
Each distinct effort ends up being a project that needs to be managed. Often internal resources are too overloaded with day to day activities that leaves little time to spend on delivering a successful project to completion. Having a dedicated Project Manager in place with the right skillsets, experience and knowledge can go a long way towards ensuring that the project lands successfully, on time and within budget.
Ezee consultants have many years of delivering successful projects including
- ERP and cloud accounting systems (Workday, Netsuite, Sun Accounting, Oracle)
- Payroll – global payroll software vendor projects
- Business Intelligence – Tableau
- Banking – consolidation, reporting
- Shared Services setup
- 3rd party outsourced service provider implementations.
Ezee consultants have a few other competencies as CFOs and Controllers including knowledge of accounting standards, audit requirement, compliance rules and regulations, management and statutory reporting, internal controls, accounting systems, budgeting, planning, cost and cash flow management among others that provides a holistic approach to project management from a deep finance domain knowledge. This provides additional value to our clients as the project management approach goes beyond a quick and dirty implementation or go live to try any address any long term considerations with a diverse multi focal lens to anticipate and address problem areas upfront.
Successful project management requires a combination of planning, people management, process, technology, reporting and time-tracking. Issues need to be escalated in time to ensure corrective actions can be triggered and the project brought back into balance. Technology tools like Gantt charts and collaboration platforms like Asana, Smartsheet or Clarizen help to keep the entire team aligned and updated on project status, action items and track open issues to resolve.
External consultants are independent, focused, dedicated and free from internal company politics or influences. This allows the consultants to be laser focused on executing the project. As a neutral party, consultants can help to clear roadblocks and ensure the right internal resources are freed up from competing priorities to focus on a shared goal or objective.