"Having experience with big programs and projects is essential when hiring or assigning a project manager to the largest projects within the program," Gomez writes. "However, it can be difficult to find an existing project manager with large project experience inhouse. One way to get this experienced big project manager is to employ a 'hired gun,' which comes with additional benefits. Hiring an outside big project manager will not only provide value
to the project in terms of big project experience, but the outsider will also know how to navigate politics and be able (most of the time) to stay above the political fray."