What should clients get from you at the end of the first consulting session (created 2010-08-14).
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There has been a lot of discussion about the nature and role of consulting on the message boards of the Statistical Consulting section of the American Statistical Association One particularly valuable question was what should you do when starting a new consulting job. Here is an adaptation of one particularly good response.
Let's assume that your client has already provided a reasonably good description of the scope of work that they need. In return, you should provide them with
If the consulting is of a commercial nature, you should also specify