So you’re hiring an external consultant…

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In my experience, carefully defining the nature of a project requirement before hiring an external consultant is often undertreated. This is a vital step in defining a project and establishing a collaborative relationship with a consultant.

Before hiring a consultant or launching a procurement process, it can be helpful to ask yourself whether your primary requirement is to hire a partner to provide:

  • Capacity: Extra hands on deck
  • Capability: Specialized expertise
  • An External Perspective: An objective outsider with a track record in a particular discipline

This clarification of the primary nature of the requirement will help you define your need and find a partner who is well suited to hit the mark.

See more on hiring an external consultant in “Why Outsource?“.

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