InfoWorld had a neat article a few days back called 7 dirty consultant tricks (and how to avoid them) Those of us who are consultants should know that these are being done and should be pretty angry about it. Most of the practices listed here are the reasons why the right consultants (that would be us) don't get the jobs we bid on. Those who run consulting firms should know about these and know that they are the best way to stay in business. I wrote an response to this on my own web site more but thought I would share some of the immediate takeaways here: 1. If you (as a client) aren't starting your project with a measurable result by a specific date, then you need to break your project INTO those results first. Otherwise, assemble an internal team and maybe ask for some guidance but keep the deliverables in mind at all times. If you don't, it becomes a money pit. 2. I often look at my work as a consultant as being similar to a good plumber: if you want me to f
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