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By Minduke ·
Let me start upfront by saying that if my question has been asked a zillion times, my apologies.
I've been reading several Consulting books and articles on how to manage a consulting practice. However, I have not found anything that is truly specific to Project Management Consulting. Specifically, what I'm interested in discovering is how to transition from an in-the-trenches project manager who is responsible for seeing that project through to completion to a true consultant that provides such benefits as strategy recommendations, coaching/mentoring, training, etc. I've been a PM for several years and at this point in my game, I'd like to move more into that sort of consulting versus having to be the one always running a full blown project. Any advice or resource tips would be of great value. [note: this is my first posting so I'll hopefully overpay with 250 pts :-)

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by BR-549 In reply to Transition

The easiest way to make that transition would be to go to work for one of the large consulting houses. They are often engaged to do just what you are talking about and are not expected to stick around for the project because they are too expensive. This allows you to move on to another high level project.

Certification is also helpful. Try www.pmi.org

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