First contract of a young person consulting in the firm



By Odilon Irakoze

SKEMA Business School

Paris, France




This study examined the different methods of conflict resolution, which constitute a major problem in the field of consulting. After a concise description of each alternative to dispute resolution, these solutions can be used to resolve a dispute between two parties. These six alternatives are compared with each other according to selected criteria. These 14 criteria are weighted according to their importance for the resolution of disputes. The purpose of this article is to discover what kind of alternative is the preferred solution for managing a conflict.

The paper is based on a multi-attribute decision analysis, an additive weighting calculation, the five whys and articles. These analyzes show that negotiation is the best form of alternative to solve a problem between a young consultant and his firm.

It does not matter that the type of contract between the two parties, the definition of the general terms of the contract must tarnish the arbitration and the clauses of negotiation.

Keywords:     Project management, consultants, consulting firms, clauses, misinformation, obligation, young graduates, company, recruitment, parties


Over the past decades, the project management consulting profession has undergone a great evolution[1]. Many companies around the world are actively seeking the expertise of project management consultants to help them overcome governance, cost, quality and project organization issues. Considering the definition of a project being “an investment that requires a set of logically linked and coordinated activities performed over a finite period of time in order to accomplish a unique result in support of a desired outcome” [2]; a project for consultant is all the assignments he undertakes on behalf of his consulting firm. Each mission is accomplished according to a specific time and the mission ends with outcomes.

Let’s now have a look at the definition of asset, program and portfolio, applied to the Consulting industry:


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Editor’s note: Student papers are authored by graduate or undergraduate students based on coursework at accredited universities or training programs.  This paper was prepared as a deliverable for the course “International Contract Management” facilitated by Dr Paul D. Giammalvo of PT Mitratata Citragraha, Jakarta, Indonesia as an Adjunct Professor under contract to SKEMA Business School for the program Master of Science in Project and Programme Management and Business Development.  http://www.skema.edu/programmes/masters-of-science. For more information on this global program (Lille and Paris in France; Belo Horizonte in Brazil), contact Dr Paul Gardiner, Global Programme Director paul.gardiner@skema.edu.

How to cite this paper: Irakoze, O. (2019). First contract of a young person consulting in the firm, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue IV (May).  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/pmwj81-May2019-Irakoze-first-contract-of-a-young-person.pdf



About the Author


Odilon Irakoze

Paris, France



ODILON Irakoze is an IT professional with more than 4 years of experience in project management in industrial IT and systems administration. Born in Burundi, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in biological science in 2011 in Cameroon. Then he went to Tunisia where he was major of his promotion in the degree course in industrial computer science. Following this success, he was able to integrate SUPINFO the first computer engineering school in France where he obtained his engineering degree in computer science with two certifications internationally recognized respectively in CMMI and computer security. He has just completed his last assignment in 2016 at Stratalis, a company specializing in cloud computing, and is currently pursuing his studies in the second year of master project management at SKEMA Business School.

ODILON lives in Paris, France and can be contacted at odilrak08@gmail.com


[1] The Top 5 Highest-Paying PMP Jobs. (2018, April 5). Retrieved from https://blog.capterra.com/top-5-highest-paying-pmp-jobs/

[2] Planning Planet (Nov-2015) – Guild of Project Controls Compendium and Reference (CaR) – 1 Controls. Retrieved from : http://www.planningplanet.com/guild/gpccar/introduction-to-managing-project-controls