Your Assessment Results

Assess My Consulting

Congratulations

You have successfully completed the online assessment of the your current level of consulting skills. The analysis below allows you to identify your relative strengths and weaknesses, and follow-up on potential areas for improvement.

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Assessment Date/Time:
PREMIUM
26 Apr 2016 UTC

Your Overall Assessment Score

Your Overall Score:

Average Consultant Score:


83 %


82 %

The average consultant score is based on practising management consultants only (i.e. no students or juniors). Your score is based on your responses received from the assessment.

Your Areas of Strength

Below are the "Top 3" competency areas that are the strongest.

Competence

Sub-Competence

Average Score

Technical Competence

Functional Specialisation

Recognised as an expert in own discipline.
8.5

Consulting Skills

Consulting Knowledge

Captures, shares and applies knowledge in a structured way relevant to the engagement needs.
8.0

Value and Behaviour Competence

Ethics and Professionalism

Operates with professionalism and integrity in all aspects of role including conduct, adhering to codes of practice and working in the best interests of the client.
8.0

Your Areas for Improvement

Below are the "Bottom 3" competency areas that are the weakest and potentially representing areas for future improvement.

Competence

Sub-Competence

Average Score

Business Competence

Consulting Business Insight

Understands the management consultancy environment and its commercial aspects.
6.7

Personal Development

Continued Learning and Development

Plans self-development and shows track record of personal growth.
6.7

Consulting Skills

Risk and Quality Management

Defines risk criteria, identifying, mitigating and managing risks and outcomes Defines quality standards, ensuring quality of delivery and client satisfaction.
6.8

Your Core-Competency Areas Assessment

The chart below shows the summary of the core-competency areas based on the assessment undertaken.

Your Sub-Competency Areas Assessment Chart

The chart below shows the summary of the sub-competency areas based on the assessment undertaken.

Your Sub-Competency Areas Assessment Table

The table below shows the summary of the sub-competency areas based on the assessment undertaken.

Competence

Sub-Competence

Average Score

Business Competence

Client Business Insight7.3
Consulting Business Insight6.7

Technical Competence

Functional Specialisation8.5

Consulting Skills

Engagement Management7.5
Assignment Management7.8
Consulting Knowledge8.0
Consulting Process Techniques7.5
Tools and methodologies7.5
Risk and Quality Management6.8

Value and Behaviour Competence

Ethics and Professionalism8.0
Analytical Skills7.3
Personal Interaction7.8

Personal Development

Continued Learning and Development6.7

Overall Average


7.5

Your Comparison to Other Consultants

Based on Practicing Management Consultants

The chart below shows the summary of the sub-competency areas based on the assessments undertaken compared with your results.

Sub-Competency Order of the Average Consultant

The following shows sub-competencies in order of scoring for practicing management consultants.

Summary of How Other Consultants Scored

Based on Practicing Management Consultants

The chart below shows the summary of the sub-competency areas based on the assessments undertaken. The chart shows minimum, average, and maximum scores of management consultants against each of the areas assessed. It is useful in understanding the range of scores across all consultant assessments.

Your Detailed Assessment Responses

The table below shows the assessment responses provided against the Consulting Skills Framework.

Competence

Section

Score

Business Competence

Client Business Insight
Understands the internal and external factors impacting on the project.
  • Researches and understands the client business, the sector in which it operates, and its stakeholders.
8
  • Analyses 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.
7
  • Formulates analysis for client including the current political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors which may impact the assignment.
7
Consulting Business Insight
Understands the management consultancy environment and its commercial aspects.
  • Understands the nature of the management consultancy market, competitors and capabilities.
6
  • Demonstrates understanding of commercial aspects of projects including scoping, pricing, risk, and terms and conditions.
8
  • Demonstrates understanding of, and where appropriate uses, systematic methods to promote consultancy services for external and internal clients, to maintain a pipeline of opportunities and to negotiate and win contracts.
6

Technical Competence

Functional Specialisation
Recognised as an expert in own discipline.
  • Shows evidence of at least one year's management consulting experience in the declared primary functional specialism PLUS: • A degree or professional qualification in the functional specialism, OR • At least four years' years specialized work experience in the functional specialism.
9
  • Demonstrates how functional expertise has been applied in at least one business sector.
8

Consulting Skills

Engagement Management
Determines the scope of client assignments. Manages client and other stakeholders’ expectations. Engages expertise of others where appropriate.
  • Understands and defines client requirements as evidenced by client agreement.
8
  • Where appropriate, presents clear comprehensive written proposals.
8
  • Engages the client in selecting, and taking ownership of, options for the structure and execution of the assignment.
7
  • Manages client, and consultancy stakeholder, expectations - • Complies with contractual terms • Conducts regular assignment reviews with client • Obtains client agreement if the scope of work changes.
7
  • Understands and engages expertise of others alongside own
7
  • Leverages network effectively to research and define client issues, generate innovative solutions for clients and/or inform the delivery solution.
8
Assignment Management
Manages client assignments effectively Delivers timely solutions while balancing priorities and managing time effectively.
  • Manages client assignments successfully, ensuring that objectives, deadlines and budgets are agreed and delivered on time.
7
  • Demonstrates competent use of planning tools and techniques, and sets milestones appropriate for the size and scale of the assignment.
8
  • Shows flexibility and adaptability to changing demands and deadlines. Demonstrates ability to manage ambiguity.
8
  • Keeps 'big picture' in focus but addresses detail and balances priorities.
8
  • Manages own time effectively to meet deadlines.
8
  • Where appropriate, demonstrates the ability to identify, develop, describe and allocate work streams for others to meet objectives, deadlines and budgets.
8
  • Operates competently in all areas of project delivery from offering through to closure.
7
  • Anticipates handover issues and addresses them during engagement. Agrees handover process with client (e.g. skills transfer, implementation, sustainability, knowledge documentation). If withdrawing because the consultant cannot complete the assignment, offers the client recommendations on other resources that can complete the project.
8
Consulting Knowledge
Captures, shares and applies knowledge in a structured way relevant to the engagement needs.
  • Gathers, records and analyses data and information through ordered and logical processes and translates data into usable output.
8
  • Shares acquired knowledge and experience with others in appropriate ways in order to build value for the client.
9
  • Demonstrates how value was created for the client through use of knowledge, tools and expertise and shows how this was tailored to meet the client’s needs.
7
Consulting Process Techniques
Uses a range of techniques, including facilitation, coaching and mentoring to deliver solutions of mutual benefit.
  • Uses presentation tools and techniques effectively.
8
  • Produces clear client correspondence and reports selecting most appropriate style to achieve the desired outcome.
8
  • Manages group processes to achieve desired outcomes, using facilitation tools and techniques to maximise the group’s decision-making potential.
7
  • Where appropriate, demonstrates use of a process to enable client learning and development to occur and performance to improve. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the variety of styles, skills and techniques that are appropriate to the context in which the coaching takes place.
7
  • Where appropriate, demonstrates 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.
7
  • Demonstrates skills in building consensus and managing conflict.
7
  • Works effectively in a team with others and seeks support from others if appropriate.
8
  • Demonstrates, if in a management role, the management, development and appraisal of others and delegation of tasks.
8
Tools and methodologies
Selects and uses appropriate tools and methodologies.
  • Evaluates tools and techniques against validity criteria and uses them to obtain best data, information or knowledge available, within budgetary or organisational constraints.
7
  • Uses 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.
8
Risk and Quality Management
Defines risk criteria, identifying, mitigating and managing risks and outcomes Defines quality standards, ensuring quality of delivery and client satisfaction.
  • Analyses risk in an engagement including, where appropriate, risk identification and evaluation (probability and impact assessment) and identifies suitable responses to risk (prevent, reduce, transfer, accept, contingency).
7
  • Where appropriate, applies risk management processes including planning and resourcing, monitoring and reporting. Where appropriate, uses risk and/or issue logs, reports, risk mitigation and/or recovery action and the use and control of contingencies. Demonstrates suitable responses to issues that arise during an assignment.
6
  • Identifies success criteria to ensure required quality of deliverables is achieved.
7
  • Assures quality compliance of own deliverables and, where appropriate, those of the consultancy team.
7
  • Monitors and measures client satisfaction.
7

Value and Behaviour Competence

Ethics and Professionalism
Operates with professionalism and integrity in all aspects of role including conduct, adhering to codes of practice and working in the best interests of the client.
  • Demonstrates appropriate ethical behaviour and adheres to an appropriate Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics.
8
  • Ensures professional advice is sound and relevant to client's needs.
8
  • Sets high personal standards, acts with integrity, respects confidentiality, and is courteous, reliable and responsive in dealing with others.
8
  • Understands and manages diversity in terms of culture, religion, race and gender.
7
  • Demonstrates behaviour that earns the respect of professional colleagues.
8
  • Applies professional and ethical criteria and withdraws from an engagement that discovers, or causes, illegal activity.
9
Analytical Skills
Applies analytical and pro-active thinking to ensure robust and appropriate client solutions.
  • Uses a logical, coherent and consistent approach to problem-solving. Challenges assumptions and probes detail.
8
  • Understands the implications of different courses of action Makes recommendations based on risk analysis with facts and assesses the ability of the client to implement.
7
  • Demonstrates flexibility, creativity and innovation in generating solutions and recommendations.
7
Personal Interaction
Takes and maintains responsibility for actions and impact of selected course of action on others. Handles complexity in the operating environment. Interacts effectively with others to achieve desired outcomes. Demonstrates influencing skills. Demonstrates communication skills.
  • Maintains responsibility to the client to remain within the scope of work. Identifies, and where appropriate notifies colleagues of, issues outside scope of work.
7
  • Works effectively in complex environments containing value-conflicts and uncertainties, needing, at most, only indirect supervision.
8
  • Shares views with others, expressing own ideas and thoughts clearly and openly while also being prepared to listen to other, differing, views before reaching conclusions. Where appropriate, uses professional network to seek contributions from others.
8
  • Presents ideas convincingly to the client to achieve specific outcomes.
8
  • Conveys information in a clear focused style using effective verbal, non-verbal, graphical, written and oral communication techniques in formal and informal situations.
8

Personal Development

Continued Learning and Development
Plans self-development and shows track record of personal growth.
  • Identifies opportunities and sets personal objectives for a tailored Continuing Professional Development Programme.
5
  • Pro-actively seeks opportunities to further own development. Seeks and acts on feedback from clients, superiors, peers and team members to further personal development. Learns from own and others past assignments.
8
  • Demonstrates a logical process to seek out new tools and techniques and identify their relevance to current and future work.
7

OVERALL AVERAGE


7.5