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Anybody know the difference between management v. operations consulting in the fed-gov space? Which one is more project based as opposed to staff-aug?

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I would argue that operations consulting is a subset of management consulting, not a different type. Even so, the meaning of these terms in the federal consulting differs so much between firms as to render the distinction problematic at best. It also seems unrelated to whether work is “project-based” or staff aug. I’ve seen ping-term staff aug contracts that do strategy work exclusively (as bodies in a client strategy or planning team) and project-based work that was quite staff augmentation in its content (supporting a report requested by the Hill). If you’re looking to maximize your chance of doing more or less staff augmentation, I’d solve for the firm more than a practice. We do none, some larger firms do a mix, and many contractor firms around the beltway do staff wish almost exclusively.

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