Consulting as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary “the action of seeking information or advice from someone with expertise in a particular area.”
In the Embedded Engineering industry, consulting extends beyond information to the actual delivery of customized solutions.
Best Practice Concepts
Five best practice concepts to consider:
Know the Gap: The first key to consulting is taking the time to identify and confirm the gap between your needs and our available services. Uncovering and documenting the gap reduces surprises and the value of the solution we provide is clearly stated and understood.
Clarifying Success: Clearly define the targeted outcome and process for achieving it.
Understanding YOUR Business: We insure we build the context for you as a customer, including your target industry. This extends to you as well as your customers culture/norms.
Focusing on Value and Results: Even if the you have an incomplete idea
of your project needs, we will always focus on where we can provide maximum value and never lose sight of the execution required for success.
Being Consistent but Flexible: Often, things change mid-engagement, so we insure through constant communication that we are maintaining focus but always insure work match your required changes in the scope when necessary