A “blog bout” is a good-natured debate between two bloggers. This blog bout is between my friend, Jim Harris, and me. In our first battle, we debate which board game is the better metaphor for an Information Technology (IT) project: Risk or Monopoly.
On almost all projects, clients look for ways to minimize costs. They might question the need for a full-time consultant Project Manager. This is often a mistake. This short posts explores the pros and cons of having a dedicated PM on the consulting side.
Clients and consultants often have unique and different focuses during business hours. While consultants focus on new functionality and “future systems”, clients have to juggle daily (read: current) responsibilities with future ones. This tension often results in major problems during projects.
Read about the different types of arrangements for people like me.