Realization of the project by the consulting agency: main stages and mechanism of implementation
Currently, there are consultingagencies that provide consulting services, one of which is the implementation of the project, its provision and evaluation of the result. Let's consider this aspect in more detail.
The stages of the project implementation are as follows:
The first step is diagnostics, which can be carried out in several ways.
First, the remote option, when thisthe process is carried out by the customer himself. To do this, he is given special detailed forms, which he fills. This option is optimal in the event that the project implementation has clearly formulated objectives.
Secondly, a consulting company is conducteda full survey, as a result of which a detailed report is prepared with a description of the highlighted problems, "weak points" and a description of practical recommendations.
The second step is the development of an optimal program.It is formed by a consulting company that relies on the data obtained. It should contain a detailed description of the proposed work required, a timetable for the plan, a step-by-step breakdown with terms and results for all stages. This document is always agreed with the customer.
The third stage is the implementation of the project. A working group is usually formed, which should include:
- The project coordinator from the enterprise-customer,which is responsible for its successful implementation. He must provide timely information in order to carry out work on the project, and the organization of joint actions between the organization and the consulting company. In addition, his functions include coordinating the activities of the members of the working group. He is obliged to ensure the interaction of his management with a consulting company.
- Members of the group who must take action to implement the adopted operational decisions in the project implementation process.
- Experts from the company-customer.
But the implementation of the project will depend on its characteristics. As in some cases it is carried out by means of attraction of experts of the consulting company.
The implementation can only be carried out with the help offorces of the organization, if the proposed technology implies no more than twenty five percent of innovation. But in this case it is necessary to train the members of the working group by invited specialists.
In this case, the project implementation mechanismimplies that the consulting company has developed an implementation methodology. According to it, the working group will be able to implement this process. But it must necessarily be monitored.
The implementation can also be carried out with the full involvement of employees of a consulting company that will fully implement the management process.
The fourth stage is the final monitoringproject implementation. This stage is necessary in order to identify inconsistencies, make changes and propose adjustments to the developed management system. Qualified and reliable consulting companies must necessarily include it in the overall program, as they must bear responsibility and fulfill obligations under the contract.
In addition to these services, most organizationscan offer a number of additional. The most common of these is subscription service, implying the implementation of regulatory and supervisory functions after the project is implemented. These works must be of a permanent nature, and the cost is negotiated separately.