Episode 168: Being a Consultant

Filed in Episodes by on October 22, 2010 5 Comments
Host: Martin/Markus
This episode is a conversation between Martin and Markus about being a consultant (or coach) in the software business. They talk about what it takes to be a good consultant, as well as about some of the positive and negative aspects of the profession.

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  1. Barry Burton says:

    Good episode. Worked out well as a more impromptu discussion.

  2. Peter says:

    Hi Martin & Markus,

    that`s a very relaxed episode that’s fun to listen to! It’s like eavesdroping on a private (after work) discussion between two IT veterans.

    But, in my opinion, there are some topics missing in this episode that might have been interesting. For example:
    * How stressful is the life of an IT consultant in your experience (-> danger of “burn-out” / work-life balance)?

    * Is this a career option only for some time ( becoming tech evangelists, etc.)?

    @SW Engineering Radio Team: Many thanks for all those free episodes! It`s a great way of learning new IT-related stuff while cleaning the apartment, doing shopping… Keep up the good work!

    Best wishes
    Peter

    PS –
    Perhaps the “health aspect” in the IT industry would
    be an interesting subject for a whole podcast episode. It seems to me (still being an IT student) that “burnout prevention” is a hot topic in this line of work.

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