Title: Successful Business Analysis Consulting

Subtitle: Strategies and Tips for Going It Alone

Author: Karl Wiegers, PhD

Details: Softcover, 6×9, 328 pages, ISBN: 978-1-60427-168-3, May 2019

Retail Price: $32.95

JRP Direct Price: $29.95

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Reviews:

“Read it. Learn from it. Apply it. Getting a peek inside successful consulting like this reveals a true gold mine! Karl Wiegers outlines exactly what you need to do, and what decisions you need to make, to create a thriving consulting practice.”

Laura Brandenburg, CBAP, Founder and Creator, Bridging the Gap

Successful Business Analysis Consulting provides fantastic practical guidance and insights. You will find this book of high value, whether you are a seasoned consultant or just starting to think about taking the plunge into running your own consulting practice.”

Laura Paton, MBA, CBAP, IIBA-AAC, PMP, PMI-PBA, Founder of BA Academy, Inc.

Description

This volume in the Business Analysis Professional Development Series by renowned expert and best-selling author, Karl Wiegers, and a group of noteworthy contributors, provides experienced, advanced-level business analysis and project management practitioners with proven strategies and tips for making the successful transition from highly respected internal expert to a fulfilling and financially rewarding career in consulting.

Key Features

  • Addresses how to effectively lay the foundation and structure of your consulting business; how to deal with or avoid the many pitfalls of working outside the corporate world and working remotely from home; and how to balance life, family, and work
  • Presents a list of next steps at the end of each chapter with actions you can take immediately to begin applying the guidance and tips provided
  • Furnishes valuable strategies and tips for such essentials as setting rates for your services, invoicing, purchasing appropriate insurance, establishing important business rules or policies, managing your finances and taxes, and other administrative aspects of your consultancy
  • Articulates how to market your services, land both new and repeat business, negotiate deals, and craft written agreements with clients
  • Describes how to establish multiple revenue streams, ways to leverage your work to develop sources of passive income, and some important issues of copyright, fair use, and managing and protecting your valuable intellectual property
  • Provides sample checklists to help you keep all the activities you will be juggling as a consultant under control

 About the Author

Since 1997, Karl Wiegers has been Principal Consultant with Process Impact, a software development consulting and training company in Happy Valley, Oregon. As a consultant, he has worked with more than 130 companies and government organizations of all types, helping them improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their software development activities. He has also delivered more than 600 training classes, keynote speeches, and conference, webinar, and podcast presentations on business analysis, software development, project management, and other management topics.