Managing consultants properly influences an engagement’s success
It sometimes happens that consulting engagements are managed poorly. Deadlines are allowed to slip, deliverables are badly defined, etc. One of the most important lesson from this experience is: Don’t leave consultants to their own devices. The client organization or the client’s project team has to be in the driving seat. When clients manage the consultants and stay focused and determined to deliver a successful project, consultants will deliver real value.
Return on Consulting
Quality of outcomes and value of consulting projects (return on consulting) are dependent on various factors which can be influenced and managed by client organizations.
Management & controlling of consulting projects (project governance):
Client organizations which systematically manage and control consulting projects achieve higher project goal achievement rates and higher return on consulting projects.