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When Consultants Attack….Other Consultants

It’s unfortunate when consultants bicker. Read about why this still happens.

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Blog Bout I: Risk or Monopoly – Which is the Better IT Project Metaphor?

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.

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Five Reasons to Fire Your System Integrator

It’s tempting to blame the system integrator for all project hassles and differences of opinion. Don’t.

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Is a Consultant Project Manager Truly Necessary?

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.

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Speed Sourcing

Organizations that cling to antiquated processes are colliding with new technologies.

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The Different Focuses of Consultants and Clients

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.

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Traditional or Milestone Consulting: Which is Best?

Read about the different types of arrangements for people like me.

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