Want to find a consultant that works for your situation? Here are some questions to ask:
- How much of my time can I devote to this problem? - What role can I play in solving this problem? - What resource internal and external options (including people, time and money) are available relative to this problem? - What role can a consultant play? - What past experience has the consultant had with this kind of problem? - Can I speak with the consultant's previous clients who had similar problems? - What are the consultant's pricing and contracting policies? - What other issues might impact this situation and what can I do about them?
By asking the right questions up front, you can avoid surprises later on.