How to Outsource Your Business Through Effective Project Planning

Before you decide to do any outsourcing at all, you need to identify which areas of your business might benefit from outsourcing. Then consider the benefits to your organization when outsourcing a particular task. If you already have excellent in-house skills in a particular field, you may decide that that role should remain at home. However, some financial aspects of the business, such as payroll operation, can be done just as effectively and often cheaper by an outside organization. Other common tasks that are outsourced are customer service, technical support and software development. Once you get started you can learn how to outsource almost anything.

An equally important thing to consider is how much training you would need to provide in order for the project to be a success. If the task requires intensive training, is it really worth the expense?

If I was asked how to outsource successfully, I would say that there are three vitally important things to take into consideration.

  • Project Planning
  • Project Management
  • Communication

Project Planning

You would not start a new in-house project without careful planning and the same applies when you think about outsourcing your work.

The project planning stage is where you set the goals and objectives for the project. You should also set time lines and consider all the different scenarios that could cause the project to be delayed. Project planning is basically the foundation around which the project will grow.

During this stage you also need to consider the human resources … Read More

Aqua House – Architecture That Integrates Water Technically and Aesthetically

Stephanie Madison of Habitus Living interviews the author about his book “Aqua House, Architecture that Integrates Water Technically and Aesthetically” Can you please elaborate on what inspired you to write Aqua Houses and the key ideas in the book?

Current concerns about global water usage and the increasing pollution of it’s environments is what inspired me to write Aqua House. The book focuses on the relationship of water and architecture. It re-examines the place that it occupies in architecture in order to determine how current practices in architecture contribute to the pollution of water environments and to what is believed to be an unsustainable usage of it. The book then seeks to investigate how some of these practices in architecture could be modified in the future in order to mitigate the water problem.

The key idea in the book is how can the design of a house integrate the technical and aesthetic functions of water?

I have attempted to answer this by designing a building (Aqua House) that works with both the aesthetic and technical functions of aqua. In addition, the design integrates water and architecture in a way that could contribute to reducing contamination of the water environment. While Aqua House is a small project, focused on the problem of residential architecture it can perhaps help raise awareness of wider water issues. The lessons learned can perhaps be extrapolated to a re-examination of other types of buildings and urban environments, where a wider set of water issues could be … Read More

A Home Painting Contractor and Planning the Project

Many homeowners struggle with all aspects of their home improvement projects, with no real idea of ​​how to best accomplish these tasks. With the help of a professional, many homeowners are finding that the professional approach to home improvement is often the best choice. They not only handle the physical task of performing the project, but they can assist in the planning of the project so that things run smoothly and the project is completed on time.

A home painting contractor is the best resource for professionalism when it comes to exterior painting. This particular project can be complicated and complex, so having professional help is always a good thing. When planning the project, a homeowner should draw on the experience and training that a home painting contractor will bring to the table. Listening to those that have been there and have been trained to perform this project will ensure that all the appropriate steps are taken to ensure things run smoothly. Homeowners hate to go back and repaint an already finished project, so making sure that the project is done right the first time is important.

With the training and skill of a home painting contractor, homeowners can be sure that their project will be planned to perfection. These contractors often have experience in dealing with any problems that may arise. They may also know how to avoid several problems often associated with exterior painting. This can be a major lift for a project that would otherwise stall when … Read More