A Typical Day in the Life of a Magnum Forge Consultant

I do not believe there is such a thing as a “typical day” as a Magnum Forge Consultant. When I am working on-site directly with a client and their employees, schedules and job priorities can change on short notice. Nevertheless, it is up to me to get the job done. Time management, efficient resource utilization, and overcoming obstacles are ongoing challenges.

I start my week knowing that each day back at the client site will be power-packed from start to finish. Most weeks I will work three to four days at a client’s office and no more than one to two days at the home office.

If working out of town, I travel on Monday morning. I spend idle time at the airport catching up on emails, reading over correspondence regarding a project’s status, and refreshing myself on milestones for the upcoming week, along with any outstanding concerns carried over from the prior week.

As a Consultant, I work with Project Managers, clients, and software vendors to identify business and systems issues, recommend solutions, and implement those solutions. Once I am staffed, many of the bigger decisions concerning the project have been made but determining how each task is accomplished falls squarely on my shoulders.

So, back to the topic at hand…if I had to describe a typical day, it might go something like this: