“…So you want to be an independent consultant…” Article Published

Alex S. Brown, PMP IPMA-C

A new article on independent consulting is now available on this site. The article is written jointly by Jennifer (Tharp) Russell and myself, and was published for the PMI Asia Pacific Congress in Sydney, Australia in March 2008. At the Congress, Jennifer, Jerry Ball, Frank Parth, Frank Walker, and myself all participated in a frank, open panel discussion about what it is like to be an independent consultant in the project management field.

I am thrilled to announce that this is the first joint paper to be published on this site, and to welcome Jennifer as co-author. She was wonderful to work with as co-author, co-presenter, and panelist. You can find out more about her on her blog (tharpo.com) and her company’s web site, Mastodon Consulting.

We also did a presentation on aligning strategy to projects in Sydney, but we will not be able to publish that material here until after the PMI North America Congress in October. We are making the same presentation at that event, and PMI does not allow publication of a paper before a Congress event.