What is Management Consulting?

What is Management Consulting?

What is Management Consulting? is an Umbrex e-book guide to understanding the roles of consulting, types of consultants, and the consulting process.

The book includes:

  • Introduction to Management Consulting
  • The History and Evolution of Management Consulting
  • The Role of a Management Consultant
  • Why Do Clients Hire Management Consultants?
  • The Consulting Process
  • Types of Management Consulting
  • Key Players in the Field
  • Engagement Models
  • Client-Consultant Dynamics
  • Additional Resources

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What is Management Consulting?

Table of Contents:

Introduction to Management Consulting

Chapter 1: The History and Evolution of Management Consulting

Chapter 2: The Role of a Management Consultant

  • 2.1 What Do Management Consultants Do?
  • 2.2 The Various Hats of a Consultant

Chapter 3: Why Do Clients Hire Management Consultants?

  • 3.1 Seeking Expertise and External Perspective
  • 3.2 Driving Change and Transformation
  • 3.3 Addressing Specific Challenges and Leveraging Opportunities

Chapter 4: The Consulting Process

  • 4.1 Problem Identification to Solution Implementation
  • 4.2 Case Studies: Successes and Failures

Chapter 5: Types of Management Consulting

  • 5.1 Strategy
    1. Competitive Intelligence
    2. Digital Strategy
    3. Growth Strategy
    4. Mergers & Acquisitions
    5. Sustainability
    6. Information Technology

 

  • 5.2 Finance
    1. Cost Optimization
    2. Finance Transformation
    3. Financial Planning & Analysis
    4. Interim/Fractional CFO
    5. Performance Management
    6. Risk Management

 

  • 5.3 Operations
    1. Data & Analytics
    2. Lean Operations
    3. Operations Transformation
    4. Procurement
    5. Project Management Office
    6. Supply Chain

 

  • 5.4 Organization
    1. Change Management
    2. Consulting Skills Training
    3. Diversity & Inclusion
    4. Interim Executives
    5. Organization Design
    6. Talent Management

 

  • 5.5 Marketing
    1. Branding
    2. Customer Experience
    3. Digital Marketing
    4. Market Research
    5. Pricing
    6. Product Management

 

  • 5.6 Sales
    1. Channel Management
    2. Sales Effectiveness
    3. Customer Relationship Management
    4. Optimization
    5. Sales Training and Enablement

 

  • 5.7 Non-profit
    1. Strategic Planning & Organizational Development
    2. Fundraising Strategy
    3. Program Evaluation & Impact Assessment
    4. Board Governance & Leadership Development

 

Chapter 6: Key Players in the Field

  • 6.1 The Big Three and Beyond
  • 6.2 Boutique Firms vs. Global Giants

Chapter 7: Engagement Models

  • 7.1 Project-based Consulting
  • 7.2 Retainer Consulting
  • 7.3 Advisory Services

Chapter 8: Client-Consultant Dynamics

  • 8.1 Building Trust and Credibility
  • 8.2 Navigating Challenges and Conflict

Appendix: Additional Resources