Posts filed under: Software Consulting

Software Consulting

Software consulting is really about getting your software development skills used.

When you try to get a friend of yours to take your advice about something, you are consulting.

When you try to convince a colleague to use a different tool or process for developing software, you are consulting.

And when you persuade leadership to take a new approach for budgeting or product planning – you are also consulting!

Not everyone will enjoy being a full-time consultant, but learning to persuade others through ethical means that your advice is important is invaluable to your career. In the second half of my career I spent a decade as a consultant, and it gave me superpowers.

If you have the courage and discipline to explore this aspect of your career, you’ll be able to convince even those people everyone may have told you “will never go along with it” to be a cheerleader for your ideas.


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How To Build Consensus For Software Decisions

Do you need to get people to agree and come to consensus so you can grow on your software project, or in your career?...

How To Win Trust For Your Software Development Ideas

Do you want to try something new that requires other people to support you? Let me help you understand how to win trust for your software development ideas....

Software Developer vs Consultant – What’s Better For YOU?

I hope this helps anyone evaluating the trade offs of a software developer vs consultant, and figuring out what's better for your career....
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