I have managed projects from a few people for a few months up to 50 people/enterprise-wide, in multi-year, multi-million-dollar projects successfully. I’ve been doing this for 2 decades – I get it at the very core of true project management!
A good Senior Project Manager (PM), like me, will keep the team moving forward, be open and honest to prevent conflicts, and stay on track. But the truth is – we get that in place within the first few months. Then, our jobs turn to busy work. That’s very expensive for small companies and growing companies. This is why I had to stay in large recruiting companies and in Project Management Offices in large organizations – they are the ones who can afford the expertise.
But what about the small company, the startup? They could use Senior Project Management skills and knowledge a lot more than a large organization. These organizations need every chosen project done and done well – despite any crisis. What about medium sized firms that need that fork-life upgrade to become big?
In my virtual, consulting framework – it’s all possible! I get the team moving forward – get everyone on the Same Road, Same Time in the Same Direction. I get the tools in place, the habits started, the trust building, and the teams working smoothly. As a Senior Project Manager, I do that the fastest. It’s like giving your work effort a big jump forward!
Then, I turn it over to a mid-level or junior Project Manager to finish the project or work effort. I would always be available to help in crisis – there are always some – but only as needed.
You get the expertise you need; you keep you costs down with a junior or mid-level project manager and most importantly – the work gets done!