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Consultant talking to a software professional Wisdom from Consulting: Getting and Vetting Advice

When you hire a consultant, they may appear to have a wealth of experience and knowledge—and may actually have it. But accepting their advice without question is dangerous. Here are some good practices to keep in mind when you're receiving advice, including asking questions, exploring alternatives, and analyzing risks.

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Payson Hall
Project manager working with software clients Project Management in Any Industry

Software teams in niche industries may think they require a project manager with expertise in their domain. Good project managers can anticipate and address the primary considerations for any project, regardless of industry, but if you encounter a skeptic, here’s a generic template you can use to pitch any project.

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Payson Hall
Do You Need an Agile Coach or Consultant? What’s the Difference?

Agile coaches, consultants, ScrumMasters—there are loads of people out there using any number of these titles in hopes of gaining your business. But what do they really bring to the table? It depends on more than what certifications they have. Like excellent teachers, it has to come from within.

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Noel Wurst
Can You Trust Configuration Management Vendors and Consultants?

Many of us in the configuration management world will wonder at some point in our careers whether or not we can really trust vendors and consultants. Joe Townsend shares his tips on dealing with these parties who may harbor ulterior motives.

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Joe Townsend