If your business is planning a technology project, bringing in an expert increases the chances of success. Hiring an expert keeps projects on track and focused, without adding any internal bias toward systems and processes.
When it comes to modernization, cloud migration, digital transformation and other big business adjustments, it is always best to hire an expert. Even if that expert doesn’t execute the job you need, bringing in an outside pair of eyes to see things from an objective standpoint helps not only ensure the success of the project, but that nothing is missed in the process. Especially for non-technical business types and executives with little tech knowledge, bringing someone in is crucial to a successful transition.
It’s not that you can’t trust your IT team with these tasks, it’s likely that they are perfectly capable of executing the project. But they also have internal bias towards different processes and systems that they work with, which may or may not be accurate. That bias will cause a person to lean in one direction or another, depending on how they feel about what’s in front of them. They may not consider a different direction because they want to avoid a specific obstacle, without considering any benefits after working through that obstacle. They see a problem they don’t want to deal with, so they stop thinking about it.
When you start a business, your end goal is to have solved a problem for someone, made someone’s life a little bit easier or created something for enjoyment. You want to run your business efficiently, effectively and securely. But you don’t want to have to worry about the processes that make it that way. You talk with a lot of experts along the way to help develop effective processes that can scale with your business. Once those processes are in place, you need only review them at regular intervals to ensure they remain effective, otherwise it is an afterthought that just happens.
Hiring an expert for highly technical projects is always a good idea. As mentioned above, even if all you ask them to do is give an outsider’s opinion, it’s helpful. When you have coders and engineers looking at the same code, the same systems and completing the same processes on a regular basis, it becomes rote. Which means they might skim over and miss something that needs fixed. An outside resource who has not looked at these things before can typically see areas of opportunity that employees might otherwise miss.
Experts are highly specialized people who do nothing else except what you’ve hired them to do. They have methods of completing projects that ensure success. They will keep your internal team focused on the task at hand and give an objective point of view. Experts can envision the whole picture, rather than simply process by process. They can also act as mediators when departments have a conflict on how something should be done, again this is because they are outsiders and have no bias one way or the other.
When embarking on digital transformation and cloud migration, the first step has to be a full review of systems and modernization. Then you can work on automated tasks. A tech expert will tell you what parts of cloud migration are necessary to stay relevant and competitive. Trust your expert to know which cloud services you need and make sure they teach you how to maintain those services.
Digital transformation and cloud migration are on the agenda for almost every business today. While there are many projects that benefit from hiring an expert, these two projects are at the forefront of technology today. Don’t get caught unaware or accidentally forget to protect your data as you transition to new systems and processes. Hire an expert!