About Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.
Please contact me if you have questions.
I help you identify and solve the problems that prevent you from releasing systems, hiring the right people, deciding which project to work on next. I take a pragmatic approach: what will work best for you, now?
Some people call me a focuser. Some call me an accelerator. I’m big on action plans, short on theory, grounded in reality. If you can’t apply the theory, why bother?
When I work with people, first we define our goal together. Often, it’s to get a better product out the door faster.
I work with my clients to help managers figure out how to do the managing better, and how the technical contributors can contribute better, not to create a by-the-book system.
I work with you, your staff, and your current product development practices. Together, we learn what works well for you and what doesn’t. I believe in changing only what needs to be changed at the current time, to maximize your success. We work together to develop a blueprint for the future, and to build in capacity to recognize and implement change.
I’ve written these books:
- Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization
- Predicting the Unpredictable: Pragmatic Approaches to Estimating Cost or Schedule
- Manage Your Job Search
- Hiring Geeks That Fit
- Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects
- Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management
- Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management (with Esther Derby)
- Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds
- Corrective Action for the Software Industry, (with Denise Robitaille)
- I also have two essays in Amplifying Your Effectiveness.
I publish a close-to-monthly email newsletter, The Pragmatic Manager. I hope you decide to subscribe. I never sell my list. I’m lucky if I can manage one email a month.
Please visit the Services page for more details on the services I can provide to your organization.
I’m very proud of my testimonials. Some of my clients have been with me since I started my consulting business.
My brief resume has highlights from my experience and education.
Rothman Consulting Group, Inc. is a woman-owned small business. (Just in case that matters to you.)
I incorporated in 1994, and have a virtual team of other consultants. When a client needs more than what one of us can offer, we work together.
When I started my company, I originally envisioned a group of consultants working under one company name. After I incorporated, I realized that I could sell services for a group, or sell and deliver with a virtual team. I chose the virtual team. I didn’t change the company name, because you still receive the benefit of my virtual team, even if we don’t all work for the same-named company.