You will be using the Management Consulting Template.
Here is some helpful information:
The Management Consulting Template (MCT) is a tool used by consultants to track their thinking and analysis in order to come up with strong/best recommendations for the client based on the diagnostic tools/facts/critical analysis/logic. The goal in MCT is to pick one of three options for the client and work it through the MCT and to therefore have a persuasive argument in place. (Later when finished using the MCT the consultant would then use the information within the template to write up a professional report. However, for this assignment we only complete deliver the MCT template itself). Send Individual Assignment 2 to brent.ramsay @myucwest.ca
Note some of the important aspects/pointers I typically expect/review/explain for this assignment 1. What are the steps one should consider in Individual Assignment 2 of BUSI640- using the Management Consulting
Template (MCT)? a. review the Case Study documents to understand the situation b. select the diagnostic tools that will help you with diagnosis of the situation
c think through b. with the help of those tools come up with three options (Table 2) that you as the consultant decide are the best three options for the consultant to overcome improve the situation the client is facing
select only one of those three options as your preferred option 1. from that point on only answer the remaining tables in terms of the one preferred/selected option you chose.
Having done the above you would have now arrived now at Table 3
What about critical issues and WNTBA?
For each of 3.1, 3.2 etc you now need to think through the question “what are the critical issues (problems or barriers.
etc) that will need to be addressed in order to achieve the one option. I have selected/chosen? For each of the sections (3.1, 3.2 etc) answer the questions for each of the critical issues you find for that section.
a. Table 38
-Table 3b is closely connected to Table 3.1; 3.2; 3.3 etc -the box in Table 38 that states “What Needs to Be Addressed can be understood as a question “What needs to be
addressed in order to overcome/resolve the critical issue(s) that were found in Table 3.1; 3.2; 3.3 elc
b. Table 4
Table 4.1: 4.2: 4.3 etc are closely connected to Tables 38 WNTBA is What Needs to Be Addressed
the WNTBA Statements come from Table 3.1: 3.2; 3.3 etc
-having filled in the statements you now need to then find/decide on two solutions/ideas alternatives (LB. Alternative
#1; Alternative #2) for the client that beat address/help solve each WNTBA -having come up with two alternatives for each WNTBA, you now need to select one of the two alternatives as your
recommendation for each WNTBA and give the rationale as to why you chose that alternative (bottom box of 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 etc.)
c. The section of Table 5 is where the final recommendations and outcomes are written that result from the critical
analysis work you did in the earlier sections/tables leading up to Table 5
d. Only the reference page is APA: type directly into the boxes; no other paper/documents etc are necessary beyond the template other than the reference page and any appendices you decide to add; it is ok to use professional point form but preferably in Tables 2 (the three options) use full sentences/paragraphs and give good detail as Tables 2 will likely contain the most information and the other tables will be sentences and smaller sections/answers typically. This is a critical analysis assignment where you show you have tracked your thinking analysis, and recommendations AND that they fit together.