Is the traditional consulting model broken?

Wednesday 4:05pm - 4:35pm, (Hamilton 1 Room)

The traditional fee-for-service consulting model has been in places for ever, but how well is this model working for the 21st century?

Despite consulting being an essential resourcing model for many important digital projects, the model is rarely questioned.

In this presentation, we challenge the existing assumptions about consulting, point out some of the common problems that are inherent within the traditional approach, and propose some solutions to those problems that could create win-win situations for both consultants and those that need to recruit them.

Speaker

Ray Delany

Principle Consultant, Discern NZ

Ray has worked as a consultant and run various consulting organisations for approximately half of his career which now spans several decades. His consulting company Designer Technology was acquired by Theta in 2019 and he has been enjoying being a solo consultant again while undertaking a number of interesting projects. In his corporate career Ray has held senior executive positions at Fisher & Paykel, Waitemata District Health Board and Ministry of Health. Ray is a Fellow and former President of ITP and was one of the first 100 holders of ITP's Certified IT Professional (CITPNZ). He is the author of a number of peer-reviewed papers including a chapter on the history of Health IT in NZ. Ray holds a Master of Management and Diploma in Business from Auckland University.