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.

Advice for Aspiring Project Management Consultants

What does it mean to be a project management consultant? In Review – So, You Want to Be a Project Management Consultant? What is a consultant? She continued to define the two types of consultants. What Knowledge and Skills Do Consultants Need?

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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

April’s theme at 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.

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.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

Review Flawless consulting

Henny Portman

Peter Block is the author of Flawless consulting – A guide to getting your expertise used. Starting point are the following three consulting goals. To download: QRC (Flawless consulting, 190628) v1.0. Several examples are given including two outside the consultancy world.

5 Ways the Consultant Can Add Value to the Engagement

Brad Egeland

As the experienced, jack of all trades consultant, you always want your client to see maximum value in what you're doing for them. You could also be part of the interviewing and hiring process for the staff that will be brought in permanently after your consulting engagement ends.

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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.

Avoiding Consulting Burnout

Brad Egeland

IT consultants can get worn out or burned out in their profession for a number of reasons. Most of these reasons help identify a next potential step that should likely be taken in order to keep the consulting career going for these technical gurus.

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.

Take the Leap: Become a Project Management Consultant in 7 Steps


To a project manager entrenched in corporate politics and organizational red tape, the idea of striking out on your own as an independent project management consultant might sound like a dream. And how do you go from wanting to be a consultant to actually being one?

Managing Risks as a Consulting Project Manager?

Brad Egeland

The upfront formal planning documents that we put together will differ from project to project, sometimes even the way we formalize and document requirements will differ if we are entering from the outside as a consulting project manager.

Professional Services Automation: What It Is, and How It Can Level Up Your Consultancy


There are legions of activities that need attention while meeting the needs of a consulting client, and managing them all manually is a nightmare, to put it bluntly. Professional services automation (PSA) is now a reality, and few industries stand to benefit from automation as much as services, and specifically, consulting. LightEdge is an enterprise-grade cloud services, colocation, and consulting company focused on business IT needs.

Professional Services Automation: What It Is, and How It Can Level Up Your Consultancy


There are legions of activities that need attention while meeting the needs of a consulting client, and managing them all manually is a nightmare, to put it bluntly. Professional services automation (PSA) is now a reality, and few industries stand to benefit from automation as much as services, and specifically, consulting. LightEdge is an enterprise-grade cloud services, colocation, and consulting company focused on business IT needs.

Virtual Project Consulting Receives Africa Excellence 2019 Award

Virtual Project Consulting

Virtual Project Consulting has been awarded in the 2019 African Excellence Awards as the Best Online-Only Project Management Consulting Services Provider. Home award management consulting services MEA markets virtual project consulting

7 Stakeholders To Consult Before Starting A New Project


Consulting the right stakeholders from the very beginning can make your project run more smoothly and result in better outcomes. Who could be more important to consult than the very people who will use the product of your project?

Are You Cut Out to be a Consultant?

Brad Egeland

Would you like to be an independent consultant? Consider these questions before launching your consultancy. ​Independent consulting is not for everyone. If that's the case, or if you think it may be an option for you, then start thinking about your next move now and consider whether or not independent consulting is for you. Do you have a marketable expertise? Do you have the other skills necessary for running a successful business?

Find an Online Outsourcing Consultant if You Need One!


We were browsing the internet, searching for online consultants experienced mostly in technical and marketing outsourcing. Project Management consultants IT list outsourcing outsourcing consultant project management

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.

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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Need Real World Project Management, Consulting or Business Strategy Assistance? Contact Me

Brad Egeland

Contact me to set up a one-on-one session of consulting or mentoring on any project management, consulting, business strategy, career or related. Are you a new project manager or just a PM in need of some advice career wise or on a current project? Possibly you are interested in how to handle remote project management or even going out on your own independently. I can assist you.

'The consultant’s facilitation skills were average'

Lynne Cazaly

reporting on a big consulting firm’s management consultant. The fee that consulting firm charged for their services DID NOT MEET the value or expectation of the calibre of facilitation skills that were required. And it was one of the BIG consulting firms. You’d think - or assume - that the facilitation capabilities of management consultants would be contemporary, collaborative, impactful. I heard this comment from a big company.

6 Tips for Becoming a Successful Freelance Project Manager


Ongoing learning ( and up-to-date certifications ) is what will set you apart as a forward-thinking, innovative professional — exactly what companies look for in a project management consultant. Project Management consultant freelancer project management project management consulting

KeyedIn� Projects Collaborates with Consulting Industry to Release New Benefits Management & Governance Capabilities


represents an extensive collaboration with leading consulting partners and industry practitioners. The introduction of benefits management capabilities was proposed by KeyedIn consulting partners who specialize in driving increased productivity within their customer base. KeyedIn® Projects 5.7 Provides Organizations with a System to Manage the Successful Delivery of Large Programs.

7 benefits of hiring a consultant for your IT project


7 benefits of hiring a consultant for your IT project. Picture the scene, you’re approaching a critical stage in your IT project for which you need a very specific skill set. Your existing expert is already engaged on another ‘Business critical’ project and cannot be transferred. Project Management

Project Management Q&A – Interviewers Looking for Free Advice

Arras People

Sometimes when I’m being interviewed for new freelance positions, I can’t help but think the interviewers are looking for free consulting advice based on some of the questions they ask. I work as a PMO Consultant.

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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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Selling What Is “Right”

Agile Advice

I recently had a scheduled call with a client that was aimed to level-set expectations around some upcoming Agile Consultation work that I’d booked. And we would be happy to use the consulting dollars to look at their teams, leverage the training they already had, help visualize their workflow and ultimately help them understand that Agility comes from developing the Agile mindset.


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.

Are You There? Hello…?

International Institute of Learning

In this blog, I will share engagement techniques that I have used for years when training or consulting with teams virtually. Keith Wilson is a Senior Consultant and Trainer with IIL. By Keith Wilson, MBA, B.Comm., PMP, MCP, MCT, CSM, CSPO, KMP, CDA.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

Mr. Cohn is the founder of Layfayette, Colorado-based agile software company Mountain Goat Software that consults with major enterprise clients including Adobe, LinkedIn, Southwest Airlines, Google, Intuit and Oakley on their agile and Scrum practices.

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Practical and Tactical Techniques for Managing Remote Teams

International Institute of Learning

Frank Saladis is an internationally renowned speaker, consultant and instructor in the project management profession with over 35 years of experience in the telecommunications and project management training environment. By Frank P.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute of Learning

Email , call +1-212-758-0177 or request a free consultation on our website. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning (IIL). The landscape for project management changes almost every year.

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The 5 “Don’ts” of Project Management

International Institute of Learning

Senior Consultant, IIL | Managing Director/President, Turlon & Associates. Liam Dillon is a Senior Consultant with IIL and the Managing Director and President of Turlon & Associates. By Liam Dillon, PMP, PMI-ACP, PgMP, PfMP.

Flogging a dead idea.

Lynne Cazaly

As a consultant or expert, are you still trying to sell the same thing? consulting creativity ideas thinking valuesSeth Godin says 'ideas that spread win'. If your ideas aren’t spreading as you’d like, well. maybe they’re dead. Are you flogging a dead idea?

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Outside, inside then outside again.

Lynne Cazaly

First it’s ‘we need consultants’, then it’s ‘we’re spending too much on consultants… we need to bring these services in-house’ and then it swings back to ‘we need consultants working on this’ Have you noticed how the pendulum or swing does indeed swing? ‘We can’t be spending THAT much on those consultants!’ consulting contractor employee engagement value

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Spotlight on Virtual Teams – What makes them work?

International Institute of Learning

When team members are in sales or consulting services and frequently meeting with clients, they will primarily communicate via phone or email. Susan Parente is a project engineer, consultant, speaker, author, and mentor who leads large complex IT software implementation projects and the establishment of Enterprise PMOs. By Susan Parente, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PSM I, CSM, CSPO, CISSP, CRISC, RESILIA, ITIL, GCLP, MSEM.

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Innovation Project Management

International Institute of Learning

Email , call +1-212-758-0177 or request a free consultation on our website. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning (IIL).

The PMP® Exam is Changing: Here’s What You Need to Know

International Institute of Learning

LeRoy Ward (PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, CSPO) is IIL’s Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions and a recognized thought leader, consultant and adviser in project, program and portfolio management. LeRoy Ward | Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, IIL .

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Are You Making the Most of Wrike?


Francesco Mangone, with 15 years of experience in the business consulting field, shares how he saves time and makes the most of our cloud-based solution. With his IT and business consulting experience, Francesco Mangone loves to teach just as much as he loves to learn.

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