Online Assessment

Assess My Consulting

Lets get into it! Below are a series of 57 randomised questions.

Mark each on a scale of 1 to 9 where:

1 (Left) = "I need significant improvement in this area" to

9 (Right) = "I am very strong in this area"

Section One - Questions 1 - 20

1I formulate analysis for clients including the current political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors which may impact the assignment.
2I understand the nature of the management consultancy market, competitors and capabilities.
3I maintain responsibility to the client to remain within the scope of work. I identify, and where appropriate notify colleagues of, issues outside scope of work.
4I demonstrate how value was created for the client through use of knowledge, tools and expertise and show how this was tailored to meet the client's needs.
5I manage client, and consultancy stakeholder, expectations -
  • Comply with contractual terms
  • Conduct regular assignment reviews with client
  • Obtain client agreement if the scope of work changes.
6I share views with others, expressing my own ideas and thoughts clearly and openly while also being prepared to listen to other, differing, views before reaching conclusions.
Where appropriate, I use professional networks to seek contributions from others.
7I manage my own time effectively to meet deadlines.
8I demonstrate understanding of commercial aspects of projects including scoping, pricing, risk, and terms and conditions.
9I anticipate handover issues and address them during engagement. I agree handover process with client (e.g. skills transfer, implementation, sustainability, knowledge documentation).
If I withdraw because I cannot complete the assignment, I offer the client recommendations on other resources that can complete the project.
10I demonstrate flexibility, creativity and innovation in generating solutions and recommendations.
11Where appropriate, I demonstrate how personal knowledge and experience has been passed on to help client personnel make significant transitions in knowledge, work or thinking in order to aid their personal development.
12I research and understand the client's business, the sector in which it operates, and its stakeholders.
13Where appropriate, I apply risk management processes including planning and resourcing, monitoring and reporting. Where appropriate, I use risk and/or issue logs, reports, risk mitigation and/or recovery action and the use and control of contingencies. I demonstrate suitable responses to issues that arise during an assignment.
14I leverage networks effectively to research and define client issues, generate innovative solutions for clients and/or inform the delivery solution.
15I demonstrate skills in building consensus and managing conflict.
16I use a logical, coherent and consistent approach to problem-solving. I challenge assumptions and probe detail.
17I analyse business culture, structure, processes, management and performance criteria based on scope of work and at an appropriate level to be able to complete the assignment.
18I can demonstrate how functional expertise has been applied in at least one business sector.
19I apply professional and ethical criteria and withdraw from an engagement that discovers, or causes, illegal activity.
20Where appropriate, I demonstrate the ability to identify, develop, describe and allocate work streams for others to meet objectives, deadlines and budgets.

Section Two - Questions 21 - 40

21I use a variety of data gathering, problem solving and analytical techniques that take into account client and own values and objectives and the type of recommendations to be made.
22I can show evidence of at least one year's management consulting experience in the primary specialism PLUS:
  • A degree or professional qualification in the functional specialism, OR
  • At least four years year's specialized work experience in the functional specialism.
23I keep the 'big picture' in focus but address details and balance priorities.
24I operate competently in all areas of project delivery from initiation through to closure.
25I evaluate tools and techniques against validity criteria and use them to obtain best data, information or knowledge available, within budgetary or organisational constraints.
26I analyse risk in an engagement including, where appropriate, risk identification and evaluation (probability and impact assessment) and identify suitable responses to risk (prevent, reduce, transfer, accept, contingency).
27I gather, record and analyse data and information through ordered and logical processes and translate data into usable output.
28I understand and define client requirements as evidenced by client agreement.
29I demonstrate understanding of, and where appropriate use, systematic methods to promote consultancy services for external and internal clients, to maintain a pipeline of opportunities and to negotiate and win contracts.
30Where appropriate, I demonstrate the use of a process to enable client learning and development to occur and performance to improve. I demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the variety of styles, skills and techniques that are appropriate to the context in which the coaching takes place.
31I set high personal standards, act with integrity, respect confidentiality, and am courteous, reliable and responsive in dealing with others.
32I present ideas convincingly to the client to achieve specific outcomes.
33I demonstrate a logical process to seek out new tools and techniques and identify their relevance to current and future work.
34I use presentation tools and techniques effectively.
35I demonstrate, if in a management role, the management, development and appraisal of others and delegation of tasks.
36I understand the implications of different courses of action. I make recommendations based on risk analysis with facts and assesses the ability of the client to implement.
37I work effectively in complex environments containing value-conflicts and uncertainties, needing, at most, only indirect supervision.
38I ensure professional advice is sound and relevant to client's needs.
39Where appropriate, I present clear comprehensive written proposals.
40I convey information in a clear focused style using effective verbal, non-verbal, graphical, written and oral communication techniques in formal and informal situations.

Section Three - Questions 41 - 57

41I manage client assignments successfully, ensuring that objectives, deadlines and budgets are agreed and delivered on time.
42I identify opportunities and set personal objectives for a tailored Continuing Professional Development Programme.
43I pro-actively seek opportunities to further my own development. I seek and act on feedback from clients, superiors, peers and team members to further personal development. I learn from my own and others past assignments.
44I demonstrate behaviour that earns the respect of professional colleagues.
45I engage the client in selecting, and taking ownership of, options for the structure and execution of the assignment.
46I demonstrate competent use of planning tools and techniques, and set milestones appropriate for the size and scale of the assignment.
47I manage group processes to achieve desired outcomes, using facilitation tools and techniques to maximise the group's decision-making potential.
48I share acquired knowledge and experience with others in appropriate ways in order to build value for the client.
49I understand and engage the expertise of others alongside my own.
50I demonstrate appropriate ethical behaviour and adhere to an appropriate Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics.
51I work effectively in a team with others and seek support from others if appropriate.
52I understand and manage diversity in terms of culture, religion, race and gender.
53I produce clear client correspondence and reports selecting the most appropriate style to achieve the desired outcome.
54I identify success criteria to ensure required quality of deliverables are achieved.
55I monitor and measure client satisfaction.
56I assure quality compliance of own deliverables and, where appropriate, those of the consultancy team.
57I show flexibility and adaptability to changing demands and deadlines. I demonstrate the ability to manage ambiguity

Please select your current consulting profile.

Please select your main consulting industry. It is understood that your consulting activities possibly encompass several industries, but please select the main one that applies.

Please select your main area of consulting specialisation. It is understood that your consulting activities probably incorporate several areas, but please select the main one that applies.