Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some common questions clients ask. As your trusted advisor, we ensure you have the right information to make an informed decision prior and during your engagement with Bicycle Consulting Group.
Why do I need an IT Project Manager?
There are many aspects to managing an IT project to ensure success. Even small projects need prioritization, resource management, risk management. Too often, projects go over budget or under deliver because poor project management. Too often, we see stakeholders "pay for a sports car and end up with a skateboard." BicycleCG ensures the right level of rigor is implemented in your project, not too heavy or binding to slow progress and flexible enough to accommodate business changes.
Are you industry specific?
In almost 20 years of managing projects, we have seen our successful project management principles are fundamentally executed the same way across various industries including Oil and Gas, Retail, Telecom, Healthcare, Entertainment and others. We leverage your resources as SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) or can bring in external resources for the Business Analysis.
Do you have offices outside of Houston, TX?
Our office is your office. We are flexible to meet your needs either onsite, offsite or a combination of both. Since many projects, especially larger ones, utilize offshore teams, we bring experience working in the global project team world. We can successfully execute your initiatives locally or remotely.
Is the cost of a Project Manager justified?
BicycleCG rates are competitive and our main goal is delivering a successful project, not billable hours to the client. We add rigor to your project to ensure you and your stakeholders are getting what you expect. We strive to get it right the first time and to provide you with the tools to "ride your own bike" once the project is over. Our focus is value driven, eliminating lost opportunity costs and minimizing misunderstanding of requirements from both the business and the project team. Some processes may seem unnecessary, and we work to tailor our methodology to your needs and within any constraints you may have.
What is the first step for me to determine if we really need a PM?
BicycleCG will schedule time to meet with your team either in person or over the phone to understand the scope of your initiative, any roadblocks you may have already run into and what your desired outcome is. BCG will then be able to let you know if/how our services can benefit your company and help you identify the potential value.
Please contact us to discuss your needs further and how Bicycle Consulting Group can be of service