Tested project methodologies are one tool that IT consultants can use to lend organization and quality to their work. Microsoft’s IT Lifecycle Frameworks, which are available for free on Microsoft’s Web site, can offer consultants best practices and guidelines for IT-related projects.

TechRepublic contributor Bob Watkins, an IT instructor and “free agent in training,” has written three articles outlining the IT Lifecycle Frameworks. Here’s a closer look at each:

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