A reading list for IT consultants

IT consultants Rick Freedman and Erik Eckel recommend books that cover how to establish your brand, acquire clients, migrate to agile project management, and more.

In the TechRepublic gallery 19 books for an IT consultant's library, we feature reading recommendations from contributors Rick Freedman and Erik Eckel. The texts cover how to establish your brand, acquire clients, migrate to agile project management, and much more. Some of the titles on the list may surprise you because they are not specific to IT consultants; Rework and How Doctors Think are two examples.

Here is the list of the 19 titles featured in the gallery:

1. Managing the Professional Service Firm

2. The Intellect Industry

3. The Business of Consulting

4. The Consultant's Legal Guide

5. How to Establish a Unique Brand in the Consulting Profession

6. How to Acquire Clients

7. Get Clients Now!

8. Proposal Development

9. Facilitating with Ease!

10. Inspire Any Audience

11. Flawless Consulting

12. High-Impact Consulting

13. Rework

14. Unfolding the Napkin

15. How Doctors Think

16. Information Technology Project Management

17. Radical Project Management

18. Rapid Development

19. Software Project Survival Guide

For more reading recommendations (including some non IT-related material), check out the posts 10 books every IT pro should read and 10 security books for the future and the gallery 75 must-read geek books.

What IT consulting book do you recommend that isn't on the list? Post your book selection in the discussion.

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Mary Weilage is a Feature Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.

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