The Project Management Consultant

Arras People

What is a project management consultant? It was called “ Why Project Management Needs a Modern Day Project Management Consultant ” My definition about a Modern Day PM Consultant was this: The widely accepted definition of a consultant or consultancy is: the science of providing objective relevant guidance and counsel to decision-makers without possessing an ownership stake in the decision” The Value Creating Consultant, Carucci and Tetenbaum, 2000.

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. I distinguish consulting as providing advice, solutions and information; whereas coaching is more asking (hopefully insightful) questions and leading clients to find their own answers and grow in capability. Getting Started Personally, I was hesitant to get into agile consulting and coaching.


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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. So what kind of areas do organizations need a project management consultant for? The consultant will fit the brief perfectly. Project Management Careers Advice consultant

5 Reasons You Need Enterprise Agility Consulting

Shami Ahuja

The existing situation with COVID-19 has jolted everyone into realizing that enterprises have to be nimble and have the agility to adjust to sudden changes.

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

CONTENTS Foreword by Jen Underwood, Principal Consultant, Impact Analytix.1 1| 2018 LOGI ANALYTICS STATE OF EMBEDDED ANALYTICS REPORT FOREWORD Jen Underwood, Principal Consultant, Impact Analytix Analytics is everywhere. 2018 STATE OF. EMBEDDED. ANALYTICS.

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. Result By definition, being a consultant – and not a manager – means you have direct control and responsibility only for your own time and your own support resources. To download: QRC (Flawless consulting, 190628) v1.0. It describes the important differences between internal and external consultants.

7 Project Management Tips for Consultants


Consultants face a unique business challenge. Unlike internal hires that are expected to have a transition period and slow productive build, consultants are expected to hit the ground running, delivering high-impact results on time and on budget, every time. Time is money, especially in consultancy. Tips for How Consultants Can Use Project Management to Improve Productivity and Profitability.

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.

YDS: How Should Organizations Treat Agile Consultants?

On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: How Should Organizations Treat Agile Consultants? Today's question is about how contractors and consultants are treated in Agile organizations. Long story short, treat agile consultants like people.

Starting a Consulting Business

Brad Egeland

Would you like to be an independent consultant? Consider these questions before launching your consultancy. Independent consulting is not for everyone. Do you have a marketable expertise? Do you have the other skills necessary for running a successful business?

Use Discovery and Delivery to Experiment Our Way to a New Normal

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Many of us are accustomed to planning for either discovery or delivery. We know how to plan for where we want to be for a product (delivery). And, we know how to plan to discover a market (discovery). Right now in 2020, those plans might not be worth anything. The world is still in upheaval—and no one has a crystal ball to know when we should plan more in-depth. Instead of planning for either discovery or delivery, we can use experiments—for all our work. When we focus on experimentation, small bets, and short feedback loops, we can create the kinds of products our customers will love.

How To Make Your Project Management Socially Intelligent (With Kim Wasson From IvyBay Consulting LLC)

The Digital Project Manager

The post How To Make Your Project Management Socially Intelligent (With Kim Wasson From IvyBay Consulting LLC) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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. We’ll be looking at the role of consultant in project management – uncovering what that role is, what it does, when it’s needed and what kind of skill sets are required. 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. It’s worth spending time really thinking about the method – should you contract or consult? It’s popular at the moment for a consultant role in project management to mean someone can advise and deliver.

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.

Ready to Take Your Expertise and Consult for Real $$ with Zero Startup Costs?

Brad Egeland

You have 5 or 10 or 25 years of experience in your field and you are frustrated having to work for a senior manager or organization that values you - and the customers you are serving for them - differently than you do. My motto is "You're only as successful as your last customer thinks you are."

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? Are you ready to be a Project Management Consultant? 7 Steps to Success as a PM Consultant: So you’ve got the skills necessary to be a great consultant.

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. Let's face it, you'll never completely remove risks from the project.that's like saying you will undoubtedly live till you are 100 years old. It may happen, but you can't guarantee it. We are all probably bad at managing risk.

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.

7 Common Consulting Firm Project Management Challenges


Every consulting business has its own unique challenges across the services industry. However, successfully managing projects is a common challenge faced by every consulting firm. The following project management challenges are experienced by many consulting firms.

Why Would I Hire a Project Management Consultant?

Bridge the Gap Consulting

“Why would I want to hire a project management consultant? Anyway, projects, by their very nature, are perfect for consultants or staff aug (whichever you like to call them; for our purposes today we’ll call them consultants). Consultants are a little easier.

Designing the Team Alliance: Storms Coaching and Consulting


Since the system is the client,… The post Designing the Team Alliance: Storms Coaching and Consulting appeared first on Agilemania. Blogs Coaching and Consulting Designing the Team Alliance

Client Success: RPI Consultants Decreases Admin Time by 20% With Mavenlink


RPI Consultants provides expert software consulting and project leadership for enterprise level implementations of products and solutions. Find out how RPI decreased their administrative time by 20% with Mavenlink. About RPI.

Ask a Consultant: QAs in Scrum

I thought this question from a recent Professional Scrum Master delegate highlighted some common issues facing Scrum teams. I've reproduced the question with their permission, and answered below. Hi Duncan, I took your Scrum Training class a couple of months back. You mentioned if we had any questions, we could email you and I have an interesting situation I found myself in regarding QA's in our Scrum teams.

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? When you decide on your objectives and project strategy, always consult with senior management to make sure your project is in alignment with overall business goals and objectives.

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.

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 managementThis is not our regular article but simply the outcome of today’s research. It turns out, it is not so easy to find many. Thus, we decided to share our discoveries with you and introduce some (we believe) great […].

Free Videos to Guide You Around the Tough Spots of PM and Consulting

Brad Egeland

Need some practical real world experienced advice or knowledge to help guide you on the tough spots of project management, team leadership and consulting?

Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

Agile and Scrum Project Management #AgileCon2018 agile Agile and scrum conference agile product roadmap agile project management agile roadmap alliance basics best practices career certification conference consulting deliverables development digital Global IIL institute ipm day jobs kanban lean Management methodologies office online plan PMP product Professional program project road map roadmap scrum scrum master skills testing tools training

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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. That being said, if you don’t have the work to back up your statements then you may not be taken seriously as 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

Using Troika Consulting to illustrate the difference between Coaching and Mentoring

In my training as well as in individual customer engagements I’ve used a Liberating Structure called “Troika Consulting” to do so. Troika Consulting roughly works as follows: You’ll need groups of three people. Consultants ask clarifying questions. Clients turn their back to the consultants and are encouraged to take notes. Consultants have a conversation and generate ideas, suggestions and whatever else they might come up with. .

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. If the interviewers keep pushing for more details, a good piece of advice from a friend of mine, a PMO Consultant herself, is to reveal a few of the killer questions you typically ask in this kind of scenario that drives the direction of solving the challenges.

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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.

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