Currently many organizations have problems to define how to start their projects, they do not have a clear vision of what they want and how they want it, that is why it is important to carry out the consultancy in order to establish or determine the bases of the project.
The first thing that should be done in the consultancy is a preliminary evaluation, this evaluation is not more than the planning of the consultancy, where the consultant knows the company, what are its processes, needs and requirements, at this point it is important to know who is the figure of the consultant.
What is a consultant?
They are professionals who provide advisory services to different organizations, both public and private, on the best way to carry out a project, one of the main characteristics of an adviser is to provide a comprehensive service that covers all areas of the organization. However, there are specific advisors for areas such as: marketing, sales, finance, logistics and technology.
The main objective of the Consultant is to define all the tasks that will be carried out in the project, to deliver the project timelines and to watch over the faithful fulfillment of it, since this depends on the success or failure of the project.
Now entering the subject we define that it is a consultancy
It is a study prior to the realization of a project in which different people from both the organization and an external company called a consultant intervene in order to define, evaluate and organize what will be the basis of the project they wish to carry out. These consultancies are intended to capture in black and white the advantages and disadvantages of implementing a new way of carrying out processes in the organization or making total changes in processes such as implementing a new system or new process flows.
Steps in the realization of the Consultancy:
It is important to be clear that there is a very high possibility that at the time of implementing the solution new problems and obstacles may arise that could not be perceived in the preliminary study.
Importance of consultancies.
We can define that the importance of consultancies is to have an external view of how the organization is currently and how far it can go, if changes are implemented that contribute to the growth of the same, these consultancies are recommended to be carried out in organizations not only at the moment of wanting to implement a new project, they must also be done when management wants to visualize where the strengths and weaknesses of the project are.
Advantage and disadvantages.
We can say that the consultancies are the fundamental pillar when implementing a new project or making changes in the current processes of the organization, since they carry out a current study with all the personnel involved in each of the processes in order to to define the best way to make the changes that are necessary and to align each task to increase the production of the company, taking advantage of all its tools.
It should be noted that the success of the consultancy will depend on all the staff involved from the consultants to the staff of the organization as they are responsible for ensuring the processes and propose what will be improvements as well as defining the objectives to be met.