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Consulting Communication Tips

Michelle bristled as she looked across the conference room table at Chris. The client presentation was going well. That wasn’t the issue. Chris sat across from Michelle staring into his phone, typing messages and smiling on occasion. Chris was in his first year of consulting. Michelle had spoken to him several times about using his … Continue reading Consulting Communication Tips

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Project Management Planning Considerations

My wife and friends ridiculed me a few years ago for using a Microsoft Project plan when we moved. But I got the last laugh. Every detail was covered and the move went smoothly. I’m also very organized. The hooks in my garage are labelled so that each garden tool is put in the appropriate … Continue reading Project Management Planning Considerations

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On Time – On Budget, and Completely Worthless

I’ve interviewed many people for the position of project manager. I’ll bet 90% of them had the term “On time – on budget” on their resume. I’ve had it on mine before too. It’s kind of a code word for project management success. But it doesn’t always translate to true success. The task master Most … Continue reading On Time – On Budget, and Completely Worthless

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How Checklist Project Management Can Make Your Project Fail

I managed a project once where we were implementing a system for several clients. We visited one of the clients where I met with their team, including my counterpart project manager. He seemed like a nice enough guy and we agreed that we would do our best to communicate and work together. Once the meetings … Continue reading How Checklist Project Management Can Make Your Project Fail

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Status Reporting to the Client

Reporting Status to the Client

One of the critical skills a consultant must have is the ability to communicate.  Those skills are put to the test frequently, but rarely as much as when the consultant reports project status to the client.  This week we will discuss some of the specific approaches a consultant should use when reporting status to the […]
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Mentoring in Consulting

Consulting and professional services firms thrive by hiring top level high performers.  But it doesn’t stop there.  Once a consultant becomes part of a high powered team, he or she needs to continue to develop and learn.  There are few better ways to do that than to work with a mentor within the firm to […]
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