Running a business has never been an easy task, and we’ll get straight to the point;
Hiring a product management consultant could be the right next move for you. The right consultant at the right time can add capacity, maturity, new processes and rigour to your product team.
Typical needs a Consultant can help solve
If you need to fine-tune your business strategy, planning, & problem-solving needs, then hiring a Product Management consultant should be on your priority list.
Consultancy services can be effective, but they can also be costly. Never hire consultants because of the name or brand and be sure to do your due diligence when selecting one. Consultants should offer information, advice, skills, strategies or techniques, as well as getting the job done.
This is particularly effective when the skill being hired for does not exist within your organisation.
Getting the timing right
I’ve had many discussions with Founders, CEO’s, CPO’s and Heads of Product all of which thought that they needed consultants, but not immediately.
Timing is everything – you may feel you don’t need additional help right away, that might actually be the best time to bring a consultant in and get ahead of the curve. In doing so, you could be avoiding future delays to projects or gaps that need to be filled reactively.
Today is definitely better than tomorrow – so don’t procrastinate!
Contract the right skill-set for your need
There are different types of Product Management consultants, varying and ranging by skill and in approach.
At Product Rocket, we only hire Product Managers at the top of their professional game who possess core values and skills in line with our own. Clients meet the consultants prior to starting an engagement, and we always endeavour to select the best-fit for your organisation.
Why a consultant may be right for you
Our Product Management consultants will guide you through the process of understanding your market and growing your footprint.
We can certainly help to expand your product offerings into new markets. Consultants have a vast knowledge of the product development process & how your business operates.
They will help to guide you in making the right decisions & implementing best practices for growth.
Reasons for hiring consultants:
Expertise: Although your company might have the perceived internal resources or skills, hiring a product management consultant to handle some of the more complex tasks ensures product focus remains intact. It is easy to lose focus as teams/projects grow etc. hiring a consultant to assist can help to save time (and cost!) in the long run.
Idea generation: Having worked across numerous projects within different industries/sectors, consultants bring new ideas to the table and a fresh pair of eyes on your product. You will gain new insights to help your teams solve future and current problems.