I am hoping to find someone with some consulting background in implementing an information system to provide me with advise of scope (estimating a timeline) and fees for service.
My day job is in a Project Management Office where I am interning in the Project Manager position. Hopefully things lead to a permanent PM position but not holding my breath in this economy.
Anywho, on select evenings, I assist at a recording studio and offer some basic assistance with getting a business launched that they are working on outside of the studio they run(compensation to follow when revenue comes in). I mentioned my background in the business venture meeting I attended last night with entertainment business professionals.
This led to me being offered a position to implement Studio Suite 8 at the studio to streamline their operations. They're had it laying around for over a year with no action and they are COMPLETELY disorganized. The system will do wonders if implemented.
They are looking to input all their backed up paperwork, (a large filing cabinet) use it for invoicing, machine maintenance scheduling, studio scheduling; basically the works that the system offers. They would like training documentation to facilitate learning.
The job itself is not a problem. I've done work like this before but never as a consultant. They have about 2 years worth of documentation to go through but they are a small organization.
My question to anyone out there whose done this type of work before is (take a quick look at StudioSuite 8
) how long do you estimate such a project will take and how do you estimate the pay? Do you have a suggested rate I can tack onto this project?
Sorry for the length, I just wanted to explain the background a bit. Please feel free to ask me anything else that may help you help me! lol I'm meeting with them again tomorrow to take a physical look at the system but I doubt a price will be set.
PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!!!!!