To be a more valuable partner for your sponsor, and be a more sophisticated project manager in general, start using a more consultative approach. The questioning mindset and constructive problem solving of this approach uses tactics that start at your earliest entry into the project.
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Organizations can tap into their internal project managers for readily available consulting. Learn how PMs have the intellectual capital, reputation, tools and relationships to solve even the toughest of corporate problems.
Environments containing multiple consultants can be challenging, with different perceptions and interpretations often coming to the fore. Managing that environment is a unique challenge.
Starting a consulting business is an exciting opportunity for accomplished project managers. Let’s consider three ways you can apply project skills to start a consulting business and develop your career…
Project management and consulting go hand in hand, but not all consultant PMs are created equal. So why do so many of them try to convince us otherwise?
There are roughly three options for pursuing a career as a PM consultant. Is this path right for you? Regardless of the path you choose to follow, there are some success factors you need to be aware of...
Consultants can help address many issues…but problems arise when consultants consult around the problem instead of directly overcoming and impacting the issue that needs to be addressed.
Connected vehicles are one area of emerging technologies projected to grow significantly over the next five years. Most organizations will not have this knowledge internally. They will go outside and look for consultants to fill the knowledge gap on projects and programs that are designed to develop the organization’s connected vehicle business abilities.
Some project managers like to be hands-on. They want to know every detail of every process to better understand the system on an intimate level. Other project managers like to hire experts to take care of the day-to-day maintenance. Which project manager are you?
Virtual project management and virtual teams have been around for some time. However, the intensity and frequency of their use is increasing dramatically. What is the next “big thing” in project management that specifically has something to do with consulting? Virtual project consulting.