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Successful Consultant Fast Track


Successful Consultant This fast track helps you to quickly get started as a successful consultant. Set your goals, identify and maximize constraints, and mitigate your risks. Use the resources section to go deeper for each category and grow your skills and expertise.


Consultant’s goals:

  • Utilization
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Growth

Read more about consultant’s goals and how to set them in Consultant’s Goals, Risks, and Constraints – Part I.


Consultant’s constraints:

  • Manager
  • Time
  • Pipeline/Backlog
  • Influence
  • Knowledge

Read more about consultant’s constraints and how to maximize them in Consultant’s Goals, Risks, and Constraints – Part II.


  • Knowledge lag
  • Burn out
  • Failure to grow network
  • Sitting on the bench
  • Missing utilization goal
  • Loss of trust
  • Project failure
  • Unsatisfying job

Read more about consultant’s risks and how to mitigate them in Consultant’s Goals, Risks, and Constraints – Part III.


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3 February 2011


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  • J.D. Meier said:

    I think you teed this up to tackle a lot of common challenges for being a successful consultant. It seems like nothing teaches like experience, so it’s great you can share what you know from the trenches.

  • alik levin (author) said:

    Thank you. I learned all these the hard way with many failures along the way. Now that I look at it, I actually wish someone gave me this upfront when I started. It could save me time and frustrations.

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