Manage the consultant

Even an expert consultant needs to be managed well. Ensure the primary contact at your organization fully accepts this coordination role. Any issues or misunderstandings must be promptly resolved.

Keep management informed. Remind your organization to strive for self-sufficiency. You want to avoid a prolonged dependence on the consultant.

Give the consultant access to the appropriate people, documents, and records. Ensure the organization cooperates, but remember, the consultant makes suggestions, not business decisions. The project success depends primarily on management, not the consultant.