On a large project with so many moving parts, people, stakeholders, and organizational history that I sometimes get lost in the activities, status reports and project management mess. Stop. I need to come back to the basics of consulting. This post is written to myself, for myself. Gotta get back to basics:

think write communicate revise

Think.  Clients pay us to think through their problems broadly and deeply.

Write.  If you can’t put it into words and visuals, you aren’t saying anything.

Communicate.  Share the storyline with the client and experts.  Vet the story.

Revise.  Consulting is about modeling your way to the answer.

These are simple lessons that I have not been applying to my project, and it shows. Back to basics. Have a great Friday all.

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