Management and leadership – why?

Editorial, Søren Rode, Adm. direcktør.

Welcome to a new issue of ProData Consult's customer magazine Best Practices. This issue focuses on management advisory services and leadership. And why is that?

After all, ProData Consult is primarily known for delivering hardcore technical IT consultants.

But we are also known for delivering some of the most talented project managers and business consultants in the market at the 'body shopping' level – when our customer has clarified the nature of the assignment and can provide a clear skills profile, which we can deliver.

One of our long-standing ambitions has been to advise and assist the customer during the clarification phase. But our current business model has had its limitations in that context. Consequently, we spun off the company ProData Management, which is tailor-made to meet these challenges.

ProData Management is built around a core of dedicated partners, some of the true heavyweights in the business – partners who 'have been there, done that and have the scars to prove it' as they put it. These partners assure continuity in projects and the build-up of internal expertise. They have the experience and knowledge to ask the right questions in the clarification phase and provide a tailor-made team. The best people to perform the task – technically and in commercial terms – are carefully selected from ProData Consult's extensive consultant database.

In other words, these are not 'standard consultants' who deliver a 'standard report' according to a 'standard template' but an execution-oriented and tailored team aimed precisely at the task at hand while support and continuity are ensured through partner participation. Customers have responded enthusiastically to this business model, for which we also see an unfilled niche in the market.

In this issue of Best Practices, major league IT managers share their ideas about good management and how you can use management advisers to best advantage.
We are also inviting you to free seminars – both in the head office in Hvidovre and in our division in Århus – where the best of the best in their specialities will share their expertise. See the insert for details.

I look forward to seeing you at one of the seminars.

Søren Rode
Managing Director

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