Strategy Consulting Bootcamp: Structure & Solve Any Problem
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Strategy Consulting Bootcamp: Structure & Solve Any Problem

Fast-track your career and stand-out in your organization with top-tier consulting skills. Taught by two ex-BCGers.
4.4 (75 ratings)
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368 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2020
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 18 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Extreme productivity: Enhance the quality of your results while drastically saving time as well!
  • Apply the problem solving techniques used by top consulting firms such as McKinsey, BCG and Bain
  • Set-up a structured approach that paves the way for exceptional results in record time
  • Tame the information overflow and zoom in on the underlying root issues
  • Build a bullet-proof Excel model that gives you reliable facts & figures
  • Build a PowerPoint presentation that tells a real story to convince and wow your audience
  • Learn cool tricks in Excel & PowerPoint to be more productive and impress with your work
Requirements
  • Basic common sense and logical thinking
  • Basic knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel
Description

Learn the key skills you'd obtain from spending years at a top management consulting firm such as McKinsey, BCG and Bain.

Alumni of those firms are highly sought after for their skill-set. Now you can benefit from this steep learning curve and put yourself ahead of the curve!

This course is highly interactive:

  • You'll follow Tom, an ambitious young professional looking to excel in his first assignment.

  • Work with him to solve a challenging and far-reaching issue.

  • Find a way to break down the problem and structure the work.

  • Carry out a laser-focused analysis using Excel.

  • Build an impressive and to-the-point PowerPoint presentation.

At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Manage projects and deliver exceptional results in significantly less time than ever before.

  • Structure and break-down problems effectively

  • Build quantitative models

  • Convince management with powerful and to-the-point presentations.

Professionally animated and narrated, interspersed with a multitude of quizzes and exercises, the learnings from this course are designed to click & stick.

Take your career to the next level!

Taught by two seasoned ex-BCG consultants.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone moving into managerial, strategic or business development roles
  • Anyone looking to get ahead in their career
  • Fresh graduates at the beginning of their careers in a business development or strategy setting
  • Prospective consultants interested in joining a top-tier strategy consulting firm
  • Prospective students starting their graduate-level business/management programs soon
  • Entrepreneurs building high-quality consulting businesses
Course content
Expand all 88 lectures 02:32:38
+ Find the underlying issue
4 lectures 08:07
Module introduction
00:23
Exercise: Summarize key points
00:24
The SCQS tool
03:15
Applying SCQS to the project
04:05
+ Structuring the approach
9 lectures 19:47
Module introduction
01:43
Call with Alvis: Basics & BPS
07:49
Alvis: Hypothesis-driven working
01:45
Quiz: Complete drivers to fulfill BPS rules
1 question
Call with Alvis - continued
00:48
Quiz: The five BPS rules
1 question
Driver tree for Z-20: Level 1
01:42
Research
02:20
Driver tree for Z-20: Level 2
00:12
Quiz: Level 2 drivers for scenario "Do nothing"
1 question
Driver tree for Z-20: Level 2 - full
02:51
Conclusion
00:37
+ Analysis
32 lectures 54:08
Module introduction
00:33
Julie's e-mail
01:38
Microsoft Excel
05:00
Structure of a model
02:52
Exercise: Input sheet
00:29
The input sheet
02:18
The throughput sheet - part 1
02:24
The throughput sheet - part 2
03:00
Exercise: First throughput sheet
00:19
First throughput sheet - results
04:06
Story break!
01:50
Second throughput sheet - part 1
01:41
Exercise: Second throughput sheet
00:27
Second throughput sheet - part 2
03:28
Exercise: Second throughput sheet - Copying cells
00:24
Second throughput sheet - results
01:09
Story break!
01:00
Third throughput sheet - the logic
02:16
Exercise: Third throughput sheet
00:13
Third throughput sheet - the results
00:41
Output sheet - the logic
02:43
Exercise: Output sheet
00:16
Output sheet - the results
00:33
Story break!
02:34
Quarantine sub-scenarios - the logic
01:45
Exercise: Quarantine sub-scenarios
00:25
Quarantine sub-scenarios - the results
01:11
Story break!
06:31
Fast-track approval - the logic
00:37
Exercise: Fast-track approval
00:15
Fast-track approval - the results
00:28
Module wrap-up
01:02
+ Creating a compelling presentation
38 lectures 55:04
Module introduction
01:05
The five-steps towards a professional presentation
01:34
How NOT to create presentations
00:53
Storylining: Questions to ask
00:26
Transitioning to content creation
00:10
Storylining: the four elements
04:37

Before you move on, we'd like you to download & install two elements. This will allow you to follow the course exercises most effectively.

  1. The StrategizePro course theme which contains pre-defined elements to be used in the course. To install the Theme, download it to your desktop. Then double-click to open it, and select File -> Save As and choose any folder. Screenshot: PowerPoint 2016 (Windows) - Installing the theme in the correct folder In the dropdown menu ("Save as type") choose "PowerPoint Template". PowerPoint will automatically switch folders to the location where it stores your templates. Give it a name (e.g., "StrategizePro course template") and click on save. To make use of this theme, open a new PowerPoint presentation. You will be asked to select the template you want to use for the new file. Your new template should show up in the list - depending on your PowerPoint version, this may be in the "PERSONAL" section of the list: Screenshot: PowerPoint 2016 (Windows) - Selecting an installed theme
  2. Harvey Balls: Download the zip file and unpack it to a folder which you can remember. We'll make use of this great tool later on in the course!
Download & Install: PowerPoint Theme
00:17
Step 1/5: Setting up the Executive Summary
00:36
Executive Summary: Context description
00:42
Executive Summary: Key questions, answers & next steps
03:05
Step 2/5: Setting the agenda
01:41
Step 3/5: Structural setup - dividers
01:46
Step 3/5: Structural setup - blank slides
03:05
Step 4/5: Slide setup - the first slide
01:23
Setting up a chart
04:57
Completing the first slide
00:22
Quiz: MECE
1 question
Polishing the first slide
01:44
Second slide: Introduction
00:08
Quiz: Content of the second slide
1 question
Second slide: Content
01:07
The takeaway box
00:58
Third slide: Content
00:21
Quiz: Layout for third slide
1 question
Single-testing scenario: Illustrations
00:53


Exercise: Illustration for double-testing scenario
00:04
Solution: Illustration of the double-testing scenario
00:04
Polishing the third slide
02:08
Fourth slide: A comparison chart
00:55
Quiz: Chart content & type
2 questions
Creating the chart
04:54
Quiz: What will your audience think?
00:09
Anticipating & dealing with audience questions
02:27
Fifth slide: Double-testing details
02:26
Big picture review: The slide-sorter
00:58
Quiz: Setup of sixth slide
1 question
Sixth slide: Alternatives
03:18
Seventh slide: Deep dive on alternatives - structure
01:24
Exercise: Create a chart
00:15
Slide creation & polishing
02:06
Last slide: Next steps
00:51
Step 5/5: Step back & review
01:07
Download: Full presentation + general-purpose PPT theme
00:07
+ Course wrap-up
1 lecture 03:34

Please remember to download your PDF summary of key course concepts!

Wrapping up the course & PDF download
03:34