Project Management for Consultants – Avoiding Common Traps
By Michael Wood
As a Project Management Consultant, you should always avoid the following:
- Giving unsolicited opinions
- Commenting on the client’s competencies
- Discussing other clients
- Discussing politics or religion
- Doing anything unprofessional
- Causing angst
- Making excuses
Staying away from the above will keep you from tarnishing your professional look and will have a positive effect on your business relationship with your client.
Michael Wood is the Subject Matter Expert on IT Strategy and Business Process Improvement for www.gantthead.com. His “Helix Factor” book series presents a comprehensive Business Process Improvement methodology that has been used successfully since the early 1980s to help organizations achieve breakthrough results. Michael is a CPA and has served as an adjunct professor for Pepperdine and Cal Lutheran universities in Southern California. In addition he has led workshops on Business Process Improvement, Strategic Planning and System Design on a national and international basis.