What the Reviewers Say
"Read it. Learn from it. Apply it. Getting a peek inside successful consulting like this reveals a true gold mine!
Karl Wiegers outlines exactly what you need to do, and what decisions you need to make, to create a thriving consulting practice."
—Laura Brandenburg, CBAP, Founder and Creator, Bridging the Gap
"Successful Business Analysis Consulting is full of powerful advice. Even now, 20 years after first going independent,
I learned a few things from this valuable resource. If you are a newly independent consultant or are contemplating it, this book has the advice you need to succeed."
—Mike Cohn, Co-founder of the Scrum Alliance and the Agile Alliance
"I've looked to Karl Wiegers for business guidance for many years, and I'm thrilled to see him share these ideas in this interesting, practical,
and to-the-point book. I'm not an independent consultant, but this book's breadth of topics reaches well beyond that audience. Whether you are
a consultant, business owner, aspiring leader inside a professional services organization, or budding author, you will find value here."
—Joy Beatty, CBAP, PMI-PBA,Vice President of R&D at Seilevel
"Covers the broadest landscape of issues that you may encounter as a BA consultant with practical, down-to-earth advice to help navigate them.
The action-provoking Next Steps at the end of each chapter compel you to behave differently based on that sage advice. Even after consulting
for 15 years, I picked up a handful of valuable tips, and I have already applied a few!"
—Jim Brosseau, Principal at Clarrus Consulting Group
"Successful Business Analysis Consulting provides fantastic practical guidance and insights. You will find this book of high value,
whether you are a seasoned consultant or just starting to think about taking the plunge into running your own consulting practice."
—Laura Paton, CBAP, PMP, PMI-PBA, Founder of BA Academy, Inc.
"Simply put, this is the book I wish I'd had available to me when I started consulting. It provides valuable advice on pretty well
everything that touches on the consultant's life. It almost seems unfair! Karl Wiegers lets the reader in on the secrets that took the
rest of us a lot of pain to learn. If you're starting out on your own, you couldn't do yourself a better favor than reading this book."
—Howard Podeswa, CEO Noble Inc., author of The Business Analyst's Handbook
"The mark of a successful self-help book is that it prompts readers to immediately help themselves. I have put a number of the
author's suggestions into practice, some as soon as I read them in the book."
—Steve Blais, CEO Noble Inc., author of Business Analysis: Best Practices for Success
"Oh, how I wish I had the resources in this book when I struck out to form my own company. This book is a treasure.
But don't think you need to have your own consultancy to gain insights from this valuable work. Many chapters are beneficial even when one
is working inside an organization, especially at the senior levels. Whether you are an independent business analyst, project manager,
or other type of IT consultant, Karl's book is for you."
—Kathleen B. (Kitty) Hass, Principal Consultant and Founder, Kathleen Hass and Associates
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Episode #1: Getting Started
Episode #2: Making Yourself Visible
Episode #3: Out of One, Many
Episode #4: Dealing with Difficult Clients
Episode #5: Adopting Business Policies
Episode #6: Protecting Yourself with Insurance
Episode #7: Negotiating Agreements
Episode #8: Making Money While You Sleep
Episode #9: Modes of Consulting
Episode #10: Setting Prices
Episode #11: Getting Repeat Business
Episode #12: Partnering with Other Consultants