Please login or join to subscribe to this thread
I would try to find out how these essential texts help them perform better and then decide whether to put weight on it... i.e. Is the consultant just paying lip service or are they able to provide effective practical usage of the content of these texts
Thanks for responding. The texts that are listed are essential to knowledge of federally funded rail transit domain and the project management profession. But the procession, knowledge or training on the cited texts is no guarantee of future performance. However, it may be a discriminator among competing consultants that may provide a client with a higher level of confidence in alignment with the rail transit project management. Any indication of lip service can be vetted by the client interviewing key members of the proposed team to determine if the texts are really part of the consultant’s management approach and training curriculum.
it is very easy to choose a consultant...first weigh him or her down with rocks and throw in water....if the consultant drowns then he/she is worthy of hiring!
What should be chemistry and morphology of these rocks? And what if he or she somehow attains Buoyancy and still is a consultant worth hiring....
The listing of literature refences basically means nothing. What counts is real experience and you only get a better feeling through an interview. Let the consultants talk about their way of working and their experience in
- conflict management
- team management
- communication management
Do they only talk about great success stories or do they talk also about difficult projects...
By doing this you get at least a better feeling and sense about the key candidates that are applicable.
I would be careful about giving one bidder additional points for something you did not specifically ask. If you do decide to give some weight to their library, you should invite other bidders to submit theirs as well.
As for the merit of a consultant's library, I can point to my own personal library which is filled with books I have not read yet.
Please login or join to reply