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.

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.

Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

April’s theme at ProjectManagement.com where I write a monthly column was “Consulting,” and in this article, I examine the world of Agile Consulting and coaching. Getting Started Personally, I was hesitant to get into agile consulting and coaching.

How to buy Project Management Consulting Services: Service as a Product (SaaP)

Guerrilla Project Management

When you need to hire a project management consulting firm, knowing in advance exactly what services you are getting and how much they will cost you gives control and peace of mind.

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Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

By Betsy Kauffman, Organizational Coach, Agile Pi. What is an Agile Product Roadmap? A product roadmap is essentially an action plan for how a product will evolve to completion.

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Ensure Excellent Implementation when Outsourcing a Project Manager

Wrike

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.

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One generation back

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! It's been a whole generation? Read my contribution to the Flashblog Project Management

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Happy New Year!

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! Happy New Year! Read my contribution to the Flashblog Quotations

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How to use knowledge management to future-proof your organisation

Hydra

By Paul Whiffen , Hartfield KM Consulting. How to use knowledge management to future-proof your organisation. Knowledge Management

PMO Conference 2018: Video Diary

Girl's Guide to PM

My attendance at the conference was sponsored by Ten Six Consulting , so I want to thank them for making it possible for me to attend. On 13 June 2018 I went to the PMO Conference in London.

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Why should you integrate Knowledge Management into your Business Processes?

Hydra

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

The real problem?

Musings on Project Management

"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem" Richard Feynman, Theoretical physicist Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer!

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IR35 in the Private Sector Back on the Agenda

Arras People

Project management contractors and those looking to move into this rewarding space are hopefully aware that the Off-Payroll working (in the Private sector) consultation has finally commenced. You have an opportunity to respond and the consultation materials can be found on the web.

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Collingridge's dilemma

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! A simple but profound observation: When change is easy, the need for it cannot be foreseen; when the need for change is apparent, change has become expensive, difficult and time consuming. David Collingridge "The Control of Technology". Read my contribution to the. change Quotations

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Christmas math

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! You know, I wrote a book on quantitative methods in project management. But somehow I missed covering these equations! Read my contribution to the Flashblog Project Management

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The 3 Main Roles in an Agile Team

Redbooth

They accept assignments, work on them independently and collaboratively, consult each other and the Scrum Master when they have questions, and have to ward off distractions for the duration of the sprint.

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The Importance of Mentorship

Green Project Management

This approach to new hires was the practice at Anderson Consulting (now Accenture) when I […].

Visual language

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 to tell a story? Proposal Message ESL audience Then this Khan Academy series on visual language is a place to start. There's power in framing, stretching, shaping. not to mention color, contrast, shading. Read my contribution to the Flashblog Project Management

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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

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J.Q. Adams on leadership

Musings on Project Management

Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've leadership QuotationsAdams was the 6th president of the United States -- a one-term guy who lost to populist A. Jackson in the election of 1828. Apart from that distinction he had a pithy thought on leadership, which I pass along hither: If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

Do You Have a PM or Business Idea or Article You Want Noticed?

Brad Egeland

The right template, sugggestion, best practice or how to article can get you noticed too by hiring organizations, recruiters or companiesnin need of an expert consultant. Do you have something to say in a PM related or business strategy article but don't know how or where?

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

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Math at Christmas time

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! You know, I wrote a book on quantitative methods in project management. But somehow I missed covering these equations! Best Wishes for the Holidays! Read my contribution to the Flashblog christmas

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When it gets complicated

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! There is no problem so complicated that you can't make it worse - a common phrase in the astronaut business* * Credit to Glen Alleman Bookmark this on Delicious. Read my contribution to the Flashblog risk

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SCRUM is about people

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! Looking to hone your people skills and tie into SCRUM? Here's a seminar -- free even you are not a member -- that is more or less on the theme: "SCRUM is about people". Read my contribution to the Flashblog agile human factors

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How warm are your stakeholders about Information Radiators?

Kiron Bondale

As with any type of communication, if the content published cannot be trusted due to obvious inaccuracies or a lack of currency, stakeholders will cease to consult the radiators and will demand that traditional reporting methods are re-established.

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Fourth of July

Musings on Project Management

This office is closed on 4 July due to circumstances beyond our control Sign on British Consulate in the USA Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've writtenBuy them at any online book retailer! Read my contribution to the Flashblog Quotations

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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

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No plan. no worry!

Musings on Project Management

Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any. Planning is an unnatural process, it’s much more fun to get on with it. The real benefit of not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by months of worry. ‒ Sir John Harvey Jones My thanks to herdingcats for posting that bit of insight where I could find it. planning Strategic Plan

Do you understand pressure?

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! A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with the job Thomas Edison, Inventor Bookmark this on Delicious. Read my contribution to the Flashblog Project Management Quotations

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Math problems

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! Want some more keen insights like that one? Try this: Bookmark this on Delicious. Read my contribution to the Flashblog books

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More on technical debt

Musings on Project Management

Here's two postings worth the read on things you can do to deal with technical debt: Phillipe Krutchen Concrete things you can do about your technical debt Scott Adler 11 Strategies for Dealing With Technical Debt Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! I'm not shy about recommending the other guy's stuff.

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Musings on Project Management - Untitled Article

Musings on Project Management

Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them. To succeed with agile, management’s need for results must be greater than their need for control. Israel Gat, formerly of BMC Software This statement is so profound, I think I'll just let it stand on its own. Source: Originally quoted by Dean Leffingwell in "Agile Software Requirements", Chapter 22. agile Quotations

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The 7 best project management mobile apps

Moira Alexander

WorkflowMax is a feature-rich, scalable project management and job management solution used in multiple industries, including marketing, architecture, construction, engineering, consulting and tech. Project managers’ impressive capabilities can be significantly bolstered with top-notch project management tools. Within today’s realm of project management responsibilities and demands, mobility is no longer a “nice-to-have” option — it’s a necessity.

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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.

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Remembering on Memorial Day

Musings on Project Management

US cemetary at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France (Photo by author) Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! The last Monday in May is Memorial Day in the USA. A day we remember those who served, those who left it on the field, those who did not come back.

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Project Management for Entrepreneurs: Basic Tools for Successful Projects

Project Bliss

If you’re an entrepreneur or consultant who feels overwhelmed and wants to have more control over your work, project management can be a big help to your startup or consulting work. This is important whether you’re an entrepreneur, consultant, or small business owner.

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4 Critical Cyber Security Trends for Projects and Organizations in 2018

Brad Egeland

And new PM consulting services and resources and training organizations are formed. Project management doesn't really change that much. New project management software comes out from new or existing providers and the Project Management Institute (PMI) revises the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) every so often. But for the most part, project management as a profession stays rather static.

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