ISBN 9780070590212,The Consultant's Scorecard : Tracking Results And Bottom-Line Impact Of Consulting Projects

The Consultant's Scorecard : Tracking Results And Bottom-Line Impact Of Consulting Projects



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780070590212

ISBN-10 0070590214


Number of Pages 432 Pages
Language (English)


Measure The Business Impact--And Return On Investment--Of Any Consulting Project! Consulting clients want to know that hte large fees they pay will bring measurable results to their organization--and successful consultants work hard to communicate the value of their work to clients. The problem is, both consultants and clients have been frustrated by the lack of rigorous methods for measuring the impact of the consultant's work. The Consultant's Scorecard offers solutions to this "accountability crisis" in the consulting profession by explaining how consultants can prove the value of their work to clients. Just as important, the book explains how clients can--and should--hold their consultants accountable for delivering measurable results. Written for both consultants and clients, The Consultant's Scorecard offers simple data collection techniques to help consultants in any industry measure the value of their work for clients in six key areas: Client satisfaction New knowledge and skills acquired by the client Successful project implementation Business unit impact Return on investment Intangible benefits. Was this product information helpful? Yes No TABLE OF CONTENTS Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: Setting the Stage. Chapter 1. The Need for Consulting Accountability from the Client Perspective: Why Measuring Results Is Worth the Trouble. Chapter 2. What's in It for Me? How Consultants Can Prove the Value of Their Work to Clients. Chapter 3. Initial Analysis and Planning: Key to a Successful Evaluation. Part II: The Six Measures. Chapter 4. Was It Useful? How to Measure Reaction and Satisfaction. Chapter 5. What Did the Client Organization Learn? How to Measure Skill and Knowledge Changes During the Consulting Intervention. Chapter 6. Was the Intervention Implemented Properly? How to Measure Implementation, Application, and Utilization. Chapter 7. What Was the Impact? How to Capture Business Impact Data. Chapter 8. How to Calculate and Interpret ROI: And Other Measures of Financial Payoff. Chapter 9. How to Capture and Report the Non financial Benefits of a Consulting Intervention: Identifying Intangible Measures. Part III: Key Issues with the Measures. Chapter 10. Separating the Consulting Impact from Other Factors: How to Isolate the Effects of the Consulting Intervention. Chapter 11. How to Convert Business Measures to Monetary Values Chapter 12. How Much Did It Cost? Monitoring the True Costs of the Consulting Intervention. Part IV: Challenges. Chapter 13. How to Build a Business Case for the Consulting Expense: Forecasting ROI. Chapter 14. How to Provide Feedback and Communicate Results to the Client. Chapter 15. Overcoming Resistance and Barriers to Measuring Consulting ROI. Appendix: Do Your Consulting Projects Focus on Results? A Self-Assessment. Index