Lightweight Project Planning for Consulting

For anything you do, there’s a tradeoff between staying organized (keeps you on track but takes time away from the actual work) and just focusing on the work itself (you make progress, but you might end up less sure of the schedule or whether you’re even working on the right thing).  This dilemma is especially true of most consulting projects, where you’re strapped for time from the get-go and you potentially have a lot of different balls in the air.

In general, I find that management consulting projects benefit from a moderate amount of project management overhead.  The same is not true of many information technology projects, where teams and scope are often much larger and the end deliverable may be much more complex. Continue reading Lightweight Project Planning for Consulting