One of the most important principles of IT consultancy is the division between advice and decision-making. While IT consultants should certainly offer their very best advice and back up their recommendations with specific and compelling rationales, the ultimate responsibility for decision-making rests with enterprise management. IT consultants must be able to have their recommendations refused without it causing a disruption in the professional consultancy-enterprise relationship.
A final essential principle to effective IT consulting is for consultants to remain oriented toward results. This is in keeping with basic business principles. Enterprise employees are generally evaluated based on verifiable outcomes, not on how hard they tried to produce them. IT consultants should regard their work in the same way. If your company is looking to leverage IT consulting, or has any questions about the process, feel free to reach out to iCorps for a free consultation.