1AMERICA RENEWED… IN 3 STEPS

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  1. Watch the detailed studies
  2. Use our consulting videos, toolkits and templates
  3. Help your clients Renew America

Real strategy studies
Led by ex-partners
Addressing America’s significant business issues

“America Renewed” is the new Firmsconsulting theme. Over the next 18 months we will publish five exhaustive strategy studies helping an iconic American institution solve a real and significant business challenge. We will live-blog each study as it occurs providing real-time coverage of an engagement team.

Each study is supported by detailed consulting videos, toolkits and templates explaining every step of the analyses and every skill used by the consulting team, including the all the material produced in the study. You will be able learn what we did, adapt it for your clients and deploy our tools.

Consultants, aspiring consultants, MBA students, executives and internal consultants can use these detailed guides and tools to become outstanding management consultants, and help revitalize the American economy.

We have the created the most sophisticated and elaborate management consulting training program – the material is more detailed and useful than even that available at McKinsey, BCG or Bain. After using the material, a client will be able to walk into any strategy assignment and complete the study accurately and with confidence.

ACORPORATE STRATEGY TO MERGE 3 COMPANIES AND LIST NEWCO TO CREATE A NEW TECHNOLOGY CHAMPION

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

STUDY / STREAM MANAGEMENT

  • Role of an engagement manager
  • Checklist for new managers
  • Setting up a study
  • Setting up the governance structure
  • Making teams effectives / efficient
  • How to select teams
  • Managing work streams
  • Building analyses plans and timelines from hypotheses
  • Managing the study senior partner
  • Preparing study charters
  • Preparing timelines
  • Preparing the project logic
  • Conducting a pre-study expectations exchange with a manager / associate
  • Managing client alignment meetings
  • Preparing CEO-ready updates
  • Delivering CEO presentations
  • Providing feedback to consultants
  • Coaching poorly performing consultants

PEOPLE / CHANGE MANAGEMENT

  • Culture difference assessment
  • Management skills assessments
  • Building a change-management program

PROCESS METHODOLOGIES

  • Culture Surveys
  • Economic product clustering
  • Capacity / capability gap identification
  • Migration Maps
  • Issue mapping

ANALYTIC METHODOLOGIES

  • Basic Activity Based Costing
  • Basic NPV Calculation
  • Strategy / Risk Assessment

ECONOMIC MODELLING

  • Options / scenario analyses
  • Role of the business case leader
  • Principles and assumptions
  • Benefits tracking
  • Top-down financial analyses
  • Model drivers and levers
  • Model architecture
  • Model descriptions
  • Top down / bottom up analyses

OPERATIONAL AUDITS

  • Product identification analyses
  • Technical compatibility auditing

CORE CONSULTING SKILLS

  • Communicating with CEOs
  • Conducting targeted strategy interventions
  • What makes a strategy consultant different
  • Setting the scope of the study
  • Handling CEO disagreements
  • From hypotheses to storyboards
  • Storyboarding
  • Creating perfect slides
  • Planning / conducting / presenting focus interviews
  • Presenting data
  • Developing hypotheses in studies
  • Applying MECE in studies
  • Building decision trees in studies
  • Using PASSAC to develop hypotheses
  • Effective meeting management
  • Communicating with clients
  • Managing clients
  • Pre-presenting to clients
  • Providing stream status updates
  • Importance of good design / formatting
  • Validating a study
  • Communicating within team
Staffing:1 Principal 20% time
1 Director 10% time
1 EM 100% time
3 Associates 100% time
Sector: Electricity Sector
Region: North America
Function: Corporate Strategy
Typical fees : ~$1.9MM Value-based fees which exceeds time and materials fees by ~ 30%

Newco Operational Efficiency. Option 1: immediate formation of Newco with commercialization proceeding. Option 2: Formation of Newco occurring in conjunction with application of commercialization principles. Option 3: Individual commercialization precedes formation od Newco.