CONSULTANCY VS TALENT SEARCH
We offer your organization two distinct services types, designed to help you streamline your organization and gain maximum value from your IT environment. Our agency offering, for the utmost control, and our consultancy offering for trusted and effective best practice.
The first choice available to our clients is our agency model, in this instance, you will be provided with the best SimCorp at varying costs. We leave you in charge of the project and the individuals involved. The particular method requires you do at least one of the following:
Provide a method and framework already used by your organization.
Task the hired consultant(s) to create a new method/framework.
Allow the consultant(s) to do approach the project as they wish.
Our alternative option is our consultancy offering. This provides a largely self-managed approach to solving the end problem, managing stakeholder expectations, and requesting input as required. This offering is at a fixed rate, allowing you to budget accordingly. We will also predetermine a delivery method with your team and a framework of assets that accelerate the delivery.
We provide a solution to the client's problem, which will include a talented team (or individual) employing a best-practice delivery method and framework (templates, accelerators, tools, etc.)
We implement practices that focus on developing products and services, including experts and best-practice assets, around areas of specialism.
We ensure a talent management team that supports and guides career development with the consultants.
OTHER KEY FACTORS
A team of agents may not have worked together before, whereas our Dimensional Community consultancy teams are more likely to have done so (and, in any case, will employ a common method). This means they will have a better grip of interpersonal skills and thus better create a more effective team.
Dimensional Community (as a professional services company) is only as good as our people. This is why we invest significant amounts of time and money ensuring that our consultants are kept up-to-speed with the state of the art. Agents are responsible for their own skills development, which must come at their own expense (both the cost of training and the lost opportunity cost of missed billing days during the training).
DELIVERY SUPPORT / BACKUP
Sole agents have only limited resources to fall back on, in a pinch. Dimensional Community, however, has near-immediate access to various other consultants and resources when needed.
You're on your own with solo agency staff; although you can fire them if they fail to perform, you cannot recover the time and money you've spent on the project team as a whole in the meantime. Our consultancy solution has an even greater need to protect our reputation and have greater resources to draw on, should the need arise.