Ask Me Anything - Federal Consulting at a Tier Two Firm
In light of the posts I've seen here and there regarding federal consulting, I figured I'd give a shot at a Q&A We all know that commercial consulting has all the glamour, but federal consulting *can* be just as glamorous. I say *can*, because it is very easy, in my experience, to get trapped in pretty drudgery federal consulting.
Background on me:
I've been a consultant in the federal space for 6 years, the first 4 years at a boutique firm and the last two years at a Big 4, all in the technology space. Prior to consulting, I was a financial analyst at a hospital for a couple of years. Consulting for the government, I've bounced all around across agencies and project roles. I have extensive experience in project/program management, risk management, IT strategy, organization strategy (can't really call it corporate strategy in this context...), business and systems analysis, business transformation, business process mapping/re-engineering/transformation, test management, and financial analysis.
I was a liberal arts major at a complete non target, then got a part time MBA at a likewise complete non target (both are state schools in the south) while I was at my first consulting firm.
I'm currently in the process of leaving my Big 4 and moving back to the boutique space, still in the federal sector.
Ask away! I will answer any and all general and specific questions, although questions that require too specific answers will result in a reply via PM.