Pandanus Consulting bridges the gap between strategic and specialist consulting and reviews generally conducted by large global consulting firms, and contract project management services provided by in-house staff or through contract project managers (via recruitment agencies).
The three different types of roles and market elements illustrated above are very complementary and provide excellent value for money when used together in the right way. The following table provides some comparison of the attributes representing the majority of practitioners within the three key market elements. The assessments represent generalisations and it is acknowledged that there are variations in attributes across the key market sectors.
|Attributes Comparison||Large global consulting firms||Pandanus Consulting||Contract Project Managers|
|Global network of industry specialists and client reference sites providing valuable subject matter expertise for strategic recommendations||Yes||No||No|
Branded reports which are effectively quotable in the media and parliament
High quality, strategic reports and executive communication materials
|Extensive experience in leading complex and detailed change implementation programs and projects which are business critical and time critical||No||Yes||No|
|Highly experienced consultancy standard resources||Yes||Yes||No|
|Drive programs and projects to fast completion using experience (reducing overall program / project cost when factoring in the full program / project team daily ‘burn’ rate)||Yes||Yes||No|
|Develop, lead and continuously refine tailored approaches to implementing strategic change and provide associated advice||No||Yes||No|
Manage implementations in accordance with developed plans and approaches under leadership supervision
Directly lead and manage basic projects that are not transformational, business critical and/or time critical
|Directly lead and manage low risk ICT projects where the project manager comes from a technical background that provides valuable technical knowledge of relevance to managing a primarily technical project (with low business impact risks)||No||No||Yes|