By Mike Kennedy, Technical Evangelist
Talent Analytics, Corp.
Many consulting organizations assemble high performance project teams without using quantitative talent data to maximize the performance of the team. There is an expensive difference. Personality conflicts and different “approaches” are often cited as reasons project teams stall, fail or waste significant time.
The time and money spent on re-allocating, solving conflicts, dealing with lost time on a project, and training new resources costs the organization and represents a major pain point for both the client and the consulting team. The fact is, many conflicts can be anticipated by using talent analytics data to more strategically assemble resources and generate the best possible project team combinations. This in turn saves both the consulting organization and clients a great deal of time, cost and headaches resulting in greater productivity and project success.
When creating project teams, project managers should use talent analytics solutions to assemble and understand their project teams beforehand and visualize potential conflicts. They can then use talent analytics data to align talent more efficiently for the roles required. This would likely minimize personality conflict saving project time, enhancing quality and adding value for the client. Talent analytics can enhance the likelihood of project success and result in more consulting business for the consultant.
An extra benefit is the historical information being automatically gathered about “what teams worked well together” and “what teams were in conflict”. This historical information resides in the talent analytics Platform and can be included in the decision-making process going forward i.e. what worked well before – and why.