Project Management Issues
The building and producing stage in the consulting cycle demands that consultants take care of a number of management tasks, using tried and tested methods to manage knowledge, project meetings, conflicts, and performance problems.
Building and Development Methods
Every consulting company has its own way of doing things, its own methods and protocols. Part of learning to be an effective professional consultant is learning those methods and processes. Certainly, clients expect their consultants to use tried and tested ways of working; they may also expect consultants to use the client’s own internal systems and procedures. Table 8.5 shows typical (high-level) steps used by firms in each type of consulting.