How to Track a Consultant's Performance Effectively

Aligning your team's goals and assessing the state of your organization is essential for tracking a consultant's performance effectively. To measure the financial success of your company, you need to calculate the annual revenue per billable consultant. This number should be compared to the total labor cost to determine the overall impact on your company's bottom line. Management consulting is an informal business when it comes to measuring and demonstrating its own impact.

In this week's Smart Consulting Sourcing podcast, I explain how to evaluate the quality of a consultant. Darby Consulting is proud to be an IT management consultancy recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading non-profit professional association dedicated to project, program and portfolio management. As the owner of a consulting company, you need to measure and control different aspects than most companies. The purpose of aligning your consulting spending with your strategy is to maximize the quality-price ratio you invest in consulting. By using a CRM and pipeline approach, along with a spreadsheet, you'll understand what's going on in your consulting business.

Implementing a systematic performance evaluation specific to consulting services is a cornerstone of consulting category management. To track a consultant's performance effectively, you should receive at least four graphs from your consulting or staffing firm that measure what matters: the consultant's productivity. These graphs should provide insight into how well the consultant is performing and whether they are meeting their goals. Additionally, you should also consider other factors such as customer feedback, customer satisfaction surveys, and employee engagement surveys. By taking into account all of these factors, you can get an accurate picture of how well your consultant is performing. This will help you make informed decisions about how to best manage your consultants and ensure that they are meeting their goals. To ensure that you are getting the most out of your consultants, it is important to track their performance regularly.

This will help you identify areas where they need improvement and areas where they are excelling. Additionally, tracking their performance will help you understand how much value they are providing to your organization and how much money they are saving you in labor costs. By tracking a consultant's performance regularly, you can ensure that they are meeting their goals and providing value to your organization. This will help you make informed decisions about how to best manage your consultants and ensure that they are meeting their goals.