What do Project Management Consultants do?
Responsibilities of a #projectmanagementconsultant can be very varied and the field is wide. A Consultant can be internal, hired for a set period of time with a clear scope or external, contracted for a set period of time with a clear scope.
There are also specialty niches for Project Management Consultants, below are a few listed:
Risk Analysis specialist
PMO Set-up specialist
Advisor to Senior Management
Provider / Outsource of PMO staff pr project staff
Project Compliance Office Specialist
However there are more niche markets. Before you decide to settle for a certain niche market, make sure you do your research. Just because there is no one in a certain niche, does not mean, that there is a need in your particular market.
At the same time, do not set yourself up for a certain niche without actual practical experience. Experience is what lends you credibility. Hence traditionally a Consultant was always a VERY experienced practitioner.
The main skills a Consultant needs for success are:
subject matter expertise in the chosen market & niche
a willingness and ability to develop customized solutions - not one-fits-all
solid people skills
solid management experience
a love fro working with people and nurturing them
experience in mentorship
experience in coaching
eloquent speaker with wide experience doing presentations
a willingness to sit down with individuals to nurture them
You can see a #consultant is not just a great #projectmanager or #subjectmatterexpert, but a true #leader who has #servantleadership at the heart and is willing to sit down and do the work. As a consultant you will spend a lot of time in one-on-one sessions.
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