Strategic IT Consulting

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This session provides glimpse and overview into the tools and techniques of strategic consulting. This presentation covers the latest strategic consulting methods and tools adopted successfully by the global consulting giants like: McKinsey, PWC, BCG and others. This presentation will also map those successful strategic consulting methods and tools enterprise level software development.

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  • Strategic IT Consulting

    1. 1. Strategic IT Consulting R. Prasad
    2. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Big 4 Consulting giants strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment with IT Consulting – Real Time Enterprise </li></ul>
    3. 5. Strategic Problem Solving Model
    4. 6. Triangle of Consulting Process
    5. 7. Structured Problem Solving Way
    6. 8. Case Study Baidu.com <ul><li>Fourth-most trafficked website in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Clobbered Google & Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Target Market: Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation factor: China </li></ul><ul><li>First to offer PPC </li></ul>
    7. 9. Case Study iVideoSongs.com
    8. 10. MECE ( Mutually Exclusive, Collectively Exhaustive) - Break the problem in to component elements. Tool: Logic Tree Structuring the Business Problem
    9. 11. e-Commerce Site Commerce Collaboration Content Data feeds UX RIA CSS RSS Pod cast VOD Blogs Wiki Shopping Voice Based Shopping Logic Tree Example: Developing robust e-commerce Site
    10. 12. <ul><li>Lessons Learned </li></ul><ul><li>DB, Blogs or Wikis </li></ul>Don’t reinvent the wheel
    11. 13. Every Client is Unique
    12. 14. Initial Hypothesis : <ul><li>Inception Stage </li></ul><ul><li>Prototyping </li></ul>
    13. 15. Initial Hypothesis : <ul><li>Problem solving roadmap </li></ul><ul><li>Tools: Issue Tree & What-If analysis </li></ul>
    14. 16. Arriving @ Initial Hypothesis Additional research Industry experience Brainstorming
    15. 17. Issue Website Effectiveness Sub Issue 3 Scalability Sub Issue 1 Performance Process 2 Ajax Enabled Process 1 Static Sub Issue 2 Presentation Issue Tree
    16. 18. What-if Analysis
    17. 19. Planning and Designing Analysis
    18. 20. Engagement Manager Initiates <ul><li>Identify Key Drivers. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the big picture. </li></ul>
    19. 21. Project Vision
    20. 22. PMP & WBS
    21. 23. Requirement Management Plan (RMP)
    22. 24. Data Gathering : Gathering Data Smart
    23. 25. Data Gathering : Gathering Data Smart <ul><li>The important consulting skill </li></ul>
    24. 26. Data Sources
    25. 27. Business Requirements Document
    26. 28. Stakeholders:
    27. 29. Interview <ul><li>Structure. </li></ul><ul><li>Be Sensitive </li></ul><ul><li>Handle the “ Sandbagger ” </li></ul>
    28. 30. Workshops
    29. 31. Questionnaire <ul><li>Close Ended. </li></ul><ul><li>Open Ended. </li></ul>
    30. 32. Don’t forget to send !!!
    31. 33. Interpreting the results
    32. 34. Interpreting the results <ul><li>Interpret to transform your customer business. </li></ul>
    33. 35. Adopt ‘ Agile Methodology’ ‘ Launch Early and Often’ Strategy Web 2.0 Interpretation
    34. 36. User Journey
    35. 37. Prototype:
    36. 38. User Story Card:
    37. 39. User Story Example: Back of Card
    38. 40. Presenting your Ideas
    39. 41. Be Structured <ul><li>Clear, logical and easy-to-follow. </li></ul>
    40. 42. Elevator test
    41. 43. One Message per chart
    42. 44. Generate Buy-in
    43. 45. Business Case
    44. 46. Tailor Presentations
    45. 47. Managing Your Team
    46. 48. Managing Your Team
    47. 49. Managing Your Client
    48. 50. Make the Client a Hero . <ul><li>Customer is the King </li></ul><ul><li>See through your Client ‘s eyes </li></ul>
    49. 51. Pluck the low-hanging fruit <ul><li>The incremental value </li></ul>
    50. 52. REFERENCES :
    51. 53. Thanks

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