Sunday, May 28, 2006

Hiring Consultants

I like this list of tips to consider when hiring a consultant and would add a few more:

  • Be sensitive to possible pockets of resistance to the consultant. It is not unusual to find that the group that needs the consultant's help the most will be one of those pockets.
  • Be prepared to shield the consultant from office politics.
  • Watch out for "mission creep" in which additional work is unfairly packed into the scope of the original proposal.

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