Managing the Risks of Consulting Projects

Having owned and directed a consulting firm for the past twelve years, I’ve become a student of the art of managing risks associated with outsourced projects.

I find it interesting that while organizations tend to invest significantly in human resources processes to ensure that they are protected from costly hiring mistakes, they often leave themselves highly exposed to the much more frequently arising risks associated with working with consultants.

In this Risk Mitigation Guide, I outline the top ten risks involved in working with consultants or agencies, and how to protect yourself from each of these major pitfalls.

Having had an opportunity to hire consultants, and also to work as one, the one thing I know for sure is that successful client-agency relationships don’t happen by accident. They take a deliberate, sustained approach to collaborating in a productive, creative and efficient fashion. And when that happens, all the ingredients are in place to have truly breakthrough results.