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Very, very, good

by toms45 In reply to DOWNLOAD: Five essential ...

Having done independent consulting for years ( since 1986),I have to agree with the 5 points for success you listed. I would add one more point - Keep paper records of all communications, changes, meetings, etc. I once worked on a program for a clinical psychologist. Had a deposit, and a contract, but did not have a solid definition of the deliverables. He was one of those "I'll know it when I see it." clients. I finally had enough, returned his deposit, deleted all the files, and walked out. I then sued him for breach of contract and won a modest settlement because I kept a paper trail of every conversation, meeting, change, postponement, etc.

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I think

by jck In reply to DOWNLOAD: Five essential ...

it is a solid basis.

I am going to use it for myself.

Thanks.

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Consulting? No way!

by Gabby22 In reply to DOWNLOAD: Five essential ...

As an experienced consultant, I strongly disagree with points 1-3. No successful consultant I know does this. The title is very misleading.

I know it's a growing trend to overblow titles, but this is not about consulting, but software development in various forms.

A real time waster for me, this one. (So I wasted a little more to tell you. The ironies of life!)

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