1) Take projects strategically ‎· (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
Cobol pitch; I don't buy the Cobol idea (just look around), but it's interesting: if you do plan to change focus one day, you've got to prepare, and preparation rarely happens on its own. ‎· (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
1/3 work, 1/3 training, 1/3 prospecting ‎· (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
start with an objective ‎· (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
2) Align objectives with the company's ‎· (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
...or at least appear that way ‎· (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
earning twice the salary of the other guy means you've got to work harder to be a "part of the team", hmmm... ‎· (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
let the other guy to take the credit: you're not going to have a career at this company, and you'll claim it on your CV, anyway. ‎· (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
3) Build your reputation ‎· (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
being a deep expert in something VS always trying new stuff. (Fuck being reasonable: you're not benefitting from others agreeing with you. OTOH, see #2) ‎· (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
a troubleshooter reputation makes it easier to take short expensive projects ‎· (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
specialisation in 6sigma or Scrum as a tool for getting a diverse experience ‎· (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
4) Be good (at what you're doing) ‎· (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
Maintaining relations is as important as performance, especially when budgets change ‎· (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
Contractor doesn't have the employee's excuse, "good managers need to let their people make mistakes for them to grow" — the company doesn't own you any "growth" ‎· (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)