Are there sufficient resources to hire an outside consultant?
These initial questions will help determine if a project needs an outside consultant. If there are questions about internal capabilities, a preliminary assessment from a consultant can provide an overall perspective about the project. Aside from a preliminary consultation, let’s return to the basic question: Can an organization’s staff implement the project successfully with minimal supervision? If the answer is no, or if there are significant doubts, hiring a consultant is likely to be in order.