Pre-consulting: Prior to beginning work, we set the terms, parameters, and agree on the “consulting agreement.”
Consulting period: The consulting period typically includes a discover, research, and final presentation of recommendations that completes the project.
Post-consulting: You and the consultant may choose to extend your agreement or move towards implementation on your own.
Contracts are typically for 3-6 months, with the option to renew the contract as necessary. Setting the optimal time period for your project is important to ensure your consultant has enough time to provide results, and it is also helps to ensure a timely progress.
A typical consulting contract includes consulting parameters, names of the responsible parties, payment schedules, and any relevant deliverables and deadlines.