The Project Management Consultant

Arras People

What is a project management consultant? “ 65% of project management consultants do in fact carry out two things – they advise and they do, i.e., they also deliver the project or ‘solution’ too. These people are the modern-day project management consultants.

Project Management Consultant or Freelance/Contract Project Manager?

Arras People

What is the different between a project management consultant and a freelance/contract project manager? Typically, a consultant, in any business field, has been traditionally focused on advising organizations what to do in certain business areas that need initiating, changing or developing.

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The Project Management Consultant

Arras People

It’s #pmchat on Twitter tomorrow (Friday) at 5pm UK time and this week’s topic is being hosted by me on the subject of Project Management Consultants Vs Freelancers Vs Full Time permanent staff. Reading this after the event? Check out the Storify from the Twitter chat.

Working for Yourself – Project Management Contractor or Consultant?

Arras People

You can consider contracting or consulting. This tends to be based on your recent experiences and could be managing similar projects, setting up things like PMOs or if you’re thinking about consulting in project management, what business challenges you can solve.

Online Consulting – Is it profitable and how can you start?


What is an online consulting? Online consulting is a veeeery vast term. Honestly, everyone with a decent knowledge on a particular topic can become a consultant on it. The Oxford Dictionary provides a definition of a consultant: “A person […]. Productivity Project Management Real Cases business consultant consultant online freelancer freelancingIt covers a considerable amount of jobs. Jobs that usually appear due to the market demand.

Why should you integrate Knowledge Management into your Business Processes?


By Paul Whiffen, Hartfield KM Consulting Ltd. Why should you integrate Knowledge Management (KM) into your Business Processes? Knowledge Management

Ensure Excellent Implementation when Outsourcing a Project Manager


After many years as a project manager I was pleased to come across a project management methodology called “Delivering the 8” developed by a local consulting company called FGT. She worked for many years as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Co. Vera then decided to make a significant change in her career in order to juggle between work and family and after becoming an independent consultant, she envisioned Workhoppers as a solution for independent professionals.

The Project Sponsor Role: How a Great Project Sponsor Helps you Succeed

Project Bliss

If project-related decisions have broad reach or impact, consult your project sponsor for final decision-making authority. Kirk was brought on as an expert consultant to implement a solution for one of the divisions.

Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

As a consultant, I am comfortable there will never be an organization at scale which can avoid coordination and planning. Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Mark Phillips runs a consultancy focused on high performing projects. Soma Bhattacharya is the blogger behind Stepping into PM , and an Agile consultant. Brett Harned is a digital project management consultant and project manager, author and conference convenor.

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10 Questions: Rich Mironov

The Clever PM

For the second installment of my “10 Questions With…” I reached out to one of my mentors in the PM/Consulting space, Rich Mironov. I met Rich many years ago at ProductCamp Seattle, where he was giving a presentation about the struggles and challenges of the role that really spoke deeply to me and where I […]. Product Management Agile Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Learning Organization PM Problem Solving Roles

Getting the Work Done with Project Management

Gina Abudi PM

For the last three years, one of Abudi Consulting Group’s clients, a global pharmaceutical organization, has been working with us to provide training for their employees at all levels in how to use project management best practices to accomplish work. A Client Story.

Features do not a Product Roadmap Make

Tyner Blain

Roadmap – “ Yes, but ” is consultant speak for “I’m answering your question, but let me tell you the question you should have asked – and the answer to that question as well.”

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A Complete Guide to RACI/RASCI Charts

Girl's Guide to PM

Consulted: These people would like to know about the task and we would seek their opinions before a decision or action. Now add the Consulted, Informed and Supportive (if using). A larger group is consulted and provides input. Have as few people as possible Consulted or Informed.

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Agile Project Management Methodology Explained


According to Allan Kelly , a London-based software consultant, a good way to adapt Agile methodology to your next project is to look at the Agile tool box and choose which practices will be useful to your field.

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The Best Free Project Management Resources


Shim Marom : Shim is a project management professional consultant specializing in offering free thinking-style tips and advice. The numbers don’t lie: Managing complicated projects is a tough task.

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Project Management – Where to Find the Jobs

Arras People

lf the sole intention is to find a job, social networking sites tend to work better for consultants (or contractors) looking for short-term consultancy work. Everyday dozens of new project management jobs are created and filled.

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Podcast 80 – How to manage stakeholder expectations

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s talk about: How to manage stakeholder expectations In this podcast project management consultant, speaker on personal growth and leadership, author and PPM expert Naomi Caietti from The Glass Breakers speaks with Elise about how to manage stakeholder expectations.

Podcast 61 – Are You an Ethical Project Manager?

Fix my Project Chaos

On a typical project we can have responsibility for: Managing relationships with vendors, internal stakeholders, external stakeholders Leading cross functional teams Respecting sensitive information Hiring of external consultants and contractors These responsibilities can lead to ethical dilemmas and cause unease about situations […]. About This Podcast: As a Project Manager we make a lot of decisions.

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The Myth of the Scrum Master and Actual Life Experiences

Herding Cats

The consultant parent. It's the Consultant that serves as the best parenting style. Determine if the team is behaving as a team, and when they are not consulting with them to determine why not, what can be changed to get back to the team processes.


Brexit: The Implications for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

A lot of project management-related businesses are small firms: training companies, software start-ups, consultancies. This is a guest post by Merv Wyeth, Project Management Consultant at Chanctonbury Associates Ltd.

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3 Key Lessons on Stakeholder Engagement

Fix my Project Chaos

Naomi Caietti, PMP has recently launched her own consulting company to provide virtual services for clients that need a speaker, author, […].

When is the Right Time for Project Managers to Switch Jobs?

Arras People

In project management you have three choices; working permanently; contracting/freelancing or consultancy. Consultancy tends to be an option for the more experienced project professional.

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Risk Management Short Course

Musings on Project Management

Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! Need a quick introduction to risk management? Don't have much time for this? Try this very short course on risk management (no math required!). Risk management short course from John Goodpasture. Read my contribution to the Flashblog Risk Management

Podcast 81 – PMOs and how they can become trusted partners in business

Fix my Project Chaos

Trusted partners in business – Your PMO In this podcast, Elise speaks with Emma Arnaz-Pemberton from ERAP Consulting (PMO and P3O consultancy) to discuss PMO’s and how they can become trusted partners in business. Emma is a project, programme and portfolio specialist with extensive experience in the change management industry with a particular focus on […].

Podcast 90 – Innovative Project Delivery with Trish Sutter

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s explore innovation on projects In this podcast, Trish Sutter from Armada Consulting speaks to me about innovation on projects. The team at Armada focuses on maximising clients’ returns on enterprise project investments in performance and profitability improvement. They provide experts to assist in the design, development and delivery of results-focused enterprise performance management programs. […].

Kooks and Leaders

Musings on Project Management

Antonio Garcia Martinez Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! Have a mad vision and you’re a kook. Get a crowd to believe in it as well and you’re a leader. Read my contribution to the Flashblog leadership Quotations

The 3 Most Important Things that Define Your Project

Girl's Guide to PM

You may also need to consult key stakeholders. Then consult others. This is a guest article by Dr Mike Clayton from We all know that defining your project well is the foundation of good project management. Without it, you’re managing a mess.

Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

If you’re using consultants for any of your project work, managing contracts and vendor deliverables may be a part of your role. The job title of “project manager” is pretty common these days.

Life is a project. You are the manager.

PM for the Masses

Have you ever felt like you didn’t like your job, or like that promotion might never come, or that you’d like to start your own consultancy or business but didn’t know where to start? Dear Project Manager: Have you ever felt like you were stuck? Have you ever thought you’d be a great public speaker, […]. The post Life is a project. You are the manager. appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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Podcast 109 – How to become a trusted adviser

Fix my Project Chaos

How to become a trusted adviser – and not just an outsider As a project management consultant, John Alleyne knows how it feels to have to quickly establish working relationships and become a trusted business partner. In this podcast, he speaks to Elise Stevens about how to become a trusted adviser – and not just another project […]. The post Podcast 109 – How to become a trusted adviser appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts

What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

Project Bliss

Consulting. As a consultant, you’ll need to do marketing and customer acquisition to find your next clients, since you won’t be relying on a steady paycheck, but your income isn’t constrained to a set salary determined by a boss, and you’d have more flexibility in which projects you take on.

Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

From an online search and consulting with a group of Italian Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holders (>400), the research team built a list of around 90 emerging project management and collaborative tools. Digitalization and Collaboration.

Practical Insights for Project Managers Facing Redundancy

Arras People

At the time I was both shocked (what had I done wrong) and anxious (what will I do now) – after the initial feelings had subsided I was left with an outplacement consultant provided by my organisation and a cheque in my hand.

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Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

This includes product vendors, consulting firms, and internal providers. Other times, I on the consulting firm acting as an internal provider. In the project management world, everyone is selling something to solve some problem.

What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

I have been working with PRINCE2 before it became PRINCE2 and for the last 10 years I have been a PRINCE2 trainer and consultant so I am already sold on PRINCE2.

4 ways good project leaders create cultures of success

Moira Alexander

These factors have the potential to make people – employees, consultants and management alike – either the best assets or the biggest liabilities to any project. The simple answer is everyone (executives/sponsors, vendors, customers, consultants and especially employees). People are not machines. They can’t be programmed to simply do as they’re expected.

The Orange Revolution: How the best project managers build high performance teams

Guerrilla Project Management

New York Times bestselling author and renowned leadership consultant Chester Elton shares insights from his book “The Orange Revolution” on how to build high-performance teams.

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Podcast 92 – How to incorporate feedback into your leadership style

Fix my Project Chaos

Incorporating feedback into your leadership style In this podcast, change management consultant Gillian Klette talks to me about incorporating feedback into your leadership style. Gillian has more than 20 years experience in change management and project management, most recently with Queensland Urban Utilities and Oakton and previously with the Queensland Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small […].

New PMO – the Hub of Innovation?

Arras People

To achieve level three, carefully planned communication and consultation is needed from the start. Is your PMO the hub of innovation in your organisation? Getting used to a new PMO function is a significant cultural change for any project community.