Mentoring

In addition to traditional consulting and design services, I offer a mentoring service.

A mentoring project is quite different in structure to a traditional consulting project (I consider a traditional consulting project one where the consultant estimates time up front, does most of the work and provides the client with a set of reports throughout or at the end of a project).

In a mentoring project, the mentor provides the client with guidance, assistance and feedback. The mentor and client undertake the work together, with the amount of time agreed up front and based on the needs of the project.

The benefits of a mentoring project are:

  • You know the domain and can apply that subject matter knowledge
  • Having been deeply involved in the project, you take away all the lessons from the project and continue to use them into the maintenance phase of the project
  • You use my skills in information architecture, website design, usability and accessibility – but do so flexibly and efficiently

Mentoring can range from a day together to a longer-term relationship.

Mentoring projects have one key challenge that traditional consulting projects don’t have – they are more flexible, which can cause uncertainty for budgeting and timeframes. This challenge can be easily overcome by good communication – something that is inherently important in a mentoring project anyway.

Every mentoring relationship is different, so get in touch if you’re interested and we’ll figure out a way to make it work for you.