Measuring the Value of a Control System Integrator

Let’s talk about medicine to build an analogy.  I imagine that all of us have had some exposure to that topic.  The nagging question seems to always be whether the help you need requires the Mayo Clinic, or if it is something that any local physician can handle.  I remember some counseling that I received years ago from an oncologist.  He said, “No matter who you talk to about treatment their specialty will be their preferred and recommended approach, but whatever you decide to do remember that the outcome is operator dependent.”   If you are the one who is going to live with the results of the work to be performed,  you may think about who you would select a little differently than someone who might be making the decision in your behalf.  When we think of ‘specialized’ medicine, we often think of top surgeons or solving medical mysteries. Within a control system project, there might be specialized expertise that is required as well.  Project size alone can have its own complexity, or schedules can introduce challenges that a limited number of project teams …