RE: [SI-LIST] : Comments from your SI seminar (SendII)

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From: Chris Cheng (hycheng@3pardata.com)
Date: Fri Nov 05 1999 - 17:51:58 PST


in the land of the blind, the guy with one eye is king.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-si-list@silab.eng.sun.com
> [mailto:owner-si-list@silab.eng.sun.com]On Behalf Of MikonCons@aol.com
> Sent: Friday, November 05, 1999 3:27 PM
> To: si-list@silab.eng.sun.com
> Subject: Re: [SI-LIST] : Comments from your SI seminar (SendII)
>
>
> Adrian:
>
> Yes, the HR people are indeed driven (as many other departments are) by
> budget constraints.
>
> The irony here is that a competent consultant will solve a
> problem in one day
> that five staff engineers have not resolved in a week. The cost of
> "time-to-market" as well as the cost of the human resources
> (i.e., salaries)
> adds up quickly. If an Engineering manager pays a consultant for
> one or two
> days instead of a team that could be doing additional things AND
> could learn
> from the consultant how to attack similar FUTURE problems, the
> total project
> cost, building a more knowledgeable team, and better time-to-market all
> indicate a superior return on investment to the company.
>
> FYI, my record on "repeat" contracts is now >98% over a 15 year
> period. The
> only non-repeat client I have had is located in Florida (I'm, in
> Santa Clara,
> CA).
>
> Respectfully,
>
> Michael L. Conn
> Owner/Principal Consultant
> Mikon Consulting
>
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