Before you create a proposal for a potential client, you need to ask a lot of questions to find out what you’re getting into. Meredith Little’s “Questions you should ask your clients before you take on a project,” the fourth most popular IT Consultant article of 2000, can help you prepare for your next project.

TechRepublic member RajivN said the article was a “great help in training juniors.

“Teaching the finer points of pre-project client liaison to one’s juniors is always time-consuming and a hit-and-miss affair in the small setup that I have,” RajivN wrote. “This article will help me in such mentoring.”

The top five articles of 2000
The votes are in, and we’ll be sharing the results with you all this week as we revisit our top five most popular features from last year. The article that ranked fifth on our list gave advice on opening a small consulting shop.

Check back tomorrow for more of 2000’s best articles.
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