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To outsource all or part of the IT services from a specific company. Once a business owner defined the needs to take a business to the next level, a decision maker will define a scope, cost and a time-frame of the project. The usual problem is that a business owner doesn’t know the detail of what the project is going to deliver until it starts the process. In many cases, the incremental effort in some projects can lead to significant financial loss. The scope of a project is linked intimately to the proposed business processes and systems that the project is going to deliver. Regardless of whether the project is to launch a new product range or discontinue unprofitable parts of the business, the change will have some impact on business processes and systems.
The most successful business projects are always those that are driven by an employee who has the authority, vision and influence to drive the required changes in a business. Under normal circumstances a fee for IT consulting is measured on a per day, per consultant basis. Generally, fixed fee IT consulting is for a specific amount of work, within a defined timeframe. Many companies are now moving towards a fixed priced IT consulting model. This trend is expected to continue as more companies now require delivery of IT Consulting services within a defined time and price structure. Open ended consultancy models generally favour the consulting firm, as the consultancy firm is rewarded on a per day basis, there is no incentive to complete assignments within a fixed time. The result often being risk of project and cost overrun.
There is a relatively unclear line between management consulting and IT consulting. Development, IT consultants’ revenues come predominantly from design and planning based consulting with a mixture of IT and business consulting. This is different from a systems integrator in that you do not normally take title to product. Their value comes from their ability to integrate and support technologies as well as determining product and brands. This page was last edited on 5 February 2018, at 12:17. Please forward this error screen to 108.