The GFC and recent softening of the economy means less projects and tighter budgets, yet BRM is busier than ever. Why is that?
Whilst we would like to think growing word of mouth and repeat business are factors, there might be another reason: it makes sense to seek quality advice, and especially so when you don’t have a large budget.
Here are ten reasons why engaging a good project manager will be your best decision, even when there isn’t enough to go around:
1. Save money – the tighter the budget, the smarter it is to bring someone in who knows what they’re doing. Quality project managers earn their fee when projects are challenging. Delivering a project on a expansive budget can be more like baby-sitting. Maximising a project on a tight budget takes experience, skill and market knowledge.
2. Save time – juggling the old and new premises; long design meetings; assembling budgets, dealing with trades; searching for space; handing over the old space; liaising with staff; legals and leases; tendering; site inspections; weekend moves – project managers will handle every stage efficiently and represent you professionally.
3. Help you to run tight - with less in-house resources than ever, it makes perfect sense for companies to outsource the responsibilities of a temporary project, leaving you to focus on your core business.
4. No false starts – a project manager will match key consultants and providers to the project scope. Which means no headache meetings with high end designers unable to work with tight budgets, or fitouts that underwhelm or miss the mark.
5. Flexible services – for five years BRM has tailored services to the project scope and budget – from a premium service right down to hourly top-up advice or workshops to plan and guide your project
6. Eliminate down time – a project manager will execute a quick, clean changeover without your company losing productivity or focus. A successful move is when our client’s clients don’t know anything is happening.
7. Reduce risk – some things can’t be measured in dollars – good project managers ensure the project is tight but still complies with code, runs safely and avoids pitfalls.
8. Value for money – a project manager will ensure all providers and deals are maximised at each stage of the search, fitout and relocation project.
9. Change management – with everyone focusing on the bottom line, it’s easy to forget about the importance of positive change management and staff morale. Most change management initiatives cost next to nothing but bring big returns in staff satisfaction, productivity and retention.
10. Stress-free – relocation projects are stressful. Project managers will happily shoulder your burden whilst your project takes shape.