Accenture, “Digital Business Era: Stretch Your Boundaries”

Consultants Mind

Accenture had a good week. Digital … Continue reading → Learning Accenture Consulting Management consulting Technology Their stock hit a 16 year high, as they boosted their forecast for both revenues and profits. Go A-C-N. While looking for their quarterly investor presentation, I stumbled on something entirely more interesting.

Accenture buys Booz & Co?

Consultants Mind

Accenture is in talks to buy Booz & Co. There will be lots of discussion on the merits of the potential acquisition, but it is no different from PWC buying PRTM, or Deloitte buying Monitor. … Continue reading → Consultant Accenture Booz & Co Management consulting Merger Big news in the consulting world.

Accenture video: An advertisement for management consultants

Consultants Mind

Done by Accenture and on their website. It covered a lot of … Continue reading → Fun Accenture advertising Consulting Management consulting video. Just watched my first video advertisement for consulting. It was entitled The Science of Management Consulting; it was cool, visually appealing, and a bit inspiring actually.

Accenture earnings, warns of weaker 2nd half

Consultants Mind

Accenture’s (ACN) reported Q3 earnings on Thursday (6/27). ACN said that bookings were slowing down to 3-4% YoY. … Continue reading → Consultant Accenture Business Consulting Management consulting Project Management Revenues were basically flat at $7.2 billion, and net profits jumped up nicely to $810 million. It wasn’t all good news though.

Conversation with Accenture Australia

Tom Spencer

I recently had the chance to correspond with Georgia Hewett who handles Corporate Communications for Accenture in Australia/New Zealand. Georgia was extremely helpful and was kind enough to answer some questions I had about Accenture and its recruitment process. Please read my questions and Accenture’s answers below. Tom: Accenture offers a range of services including Strategy, Digital, Technology and Operations. Tom: What is Accenture’s travel model?

Why consultants love best practices

Consultants Mind

You will see that magical phrase mentioned numerous times in white papers and research on these websites: Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, PWC and Accenture. A few pictures that help … Continue reading → Consultant Accenture Benchmarking Best Practices Boston Consulting Group Business Consulting Deloitte Harvard Business Review Management consulting Professionalism PWC Management consultants use the phrase “best practices” often. Perhaps too often.

Consultant’s Tool: What is a maturity model?

Consultants Mind

Clients do not always know what is wrong What really surprises me is … Continue reading → Consultant Accenture AICPA Assessment AT Kearney Booz Allen Consultants Consulting Deloitte Maturity Assessment Maturity Model Survey Management consultants are always looking for ugly problems and broken things to fix. After all, we only get paid when we uncover difficult problems and fix them.

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Local Consulting Is No Longer Unique

The Thirsty Dog

Management Consulting New Content accenture BCG bearingpoint big 4 deloitte Ernst & Young Jason Price local consulting local consulting model management consulting McKinsey road warrior Seattle slalom consulting work/life balanceThis post by Jason Price can be seen at The Thirsty Dog Blog - Seattle's Finest Blog on Business and Consulting by Jason Price. Ten years ago, the concept of local consulting was the next big thing.

#NRF16 Shows Omnichannel, Mobility Top of Mind

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Customer Engagement Customer Experience Customer Loyalty Customer Strategy Customer Service Data Analytics accenture customerexperience demandware nrf16 sap toshibaFor retailers, strategies for engaging with customers continuously change.

List: Global Strategy Firms 2013

Tom Spencer

Accenture. Accenture. Founded in 1989, Accenture has approximately 195 offices worldwide including Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bombay, New Delhi, Johannesburg, London, Toronto, New York, and San Francisco. List of Global Strategy Firms in 2013.

Big Design: McKinsey & Company buys Lunar

Consultants Mind

Accenture bought Fjord, a … Continue reading → Consultant Consulting Design Management consulting McKinseyDesign is popular. It’s not surprising that McKinsey & Company bought a design company. Many consulting firms are branching out with acquisitions in areas which were once considered non-core. Deloitte has picked up a few digital agencies.

Consulting advice: Like your boss

Consultants Mind

Accenture says 31% of people leave their job because … Continue reading → Learning Communication Consulting Career Consulting Team Professionalism There is significant evidence that shows that “liking your boss” is a huge source of work satisfaction. Put another way, if you don’t like your boss, you will not be happy.

What is a best practice?

Consultants Mind

You will see that magical phrase mentioned numerous times in white papers and research on these websites: Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, PWC and Accenture. I wrote this post 5 years ago. It is still true today. Management consultants use the phrase “best practices” often. Perhaps too often. A few pictures that help explain why a best practice can be so… Read More » The post What is a best practice? appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

Consulting Jobs This Week – #50

The Clever Consultant

Management Consulting Accenture is looking for Financial […]. Here’s a roundup of some interesting consulting job opportunities for week #50 of 2014. Some are full time, others are contract work. Do you have some ideas for jobs you’d like to see? Drop me a line. Ditto if you have a job you’d like me to add. Uncategorized consulting opportunities

Trust Never Goes Out of Style, Says New Research

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According to Accenture’s newest global study, “Put Your Trust in Hyper-Relevance,” only 22 percent of customers worldwide said they shop with companies that have a deep understanding of their needs, preferences, and past interactions. Trust is the foundation for any healthy relationship.

Positioning Yourself As The Expert — How To Develop A Consulting Voice That Clients Will Listen To with Ron Carucci: Podcast #21

Consulting Success

I’m not going to put a Navalent billboard next to Sapient or Accenture. Today I’m joined by seasoned consultant and passionate leader Ron Carucci.

How AI Can Improve How We Work

Harvard Business

Paul Daugherty and James Wilson, senior technology leaders at Accenture, argue that robots and smarter computers aren’t coming for our jobs. They talk about companies that are already giving employees access to artificial intelligence to strengthen their skills. They also give examples of new roles for people in an AI workplace. Daugherty and Wilson are the authors of the new book Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI. Download this podcast. Technology IT Economy Audio

Consulting Firms 101 Video Series

Management Consulted

Tier 2 Firms: Oliver Wyman, Accenture, Booz & Co., There are 3 different tiers of consulting firms – Top 3 Firms, Big 4 firms, and Tier 2 firms – and there are pros and cons for working at each level. Curious to know what they are?

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How to Figure Out Your Consulting Bill Rate

Successful Independent Consulting

Independent consultants who come from “name” consulting firms like Accenture or McKinsey often charge more than consultants who come from industry. Dear Liz, I have a quick question. I know a consultant who is going to do some work designing a company’s program for high-potential employees.

Practice Case Questions

Tom Spencer

Kearney ; Accenture ; and. (Source: Flickr ). If you want to practice case questions, I highly recommend Marc Cosentino’s book Case in Point.

Bridging the B2B Customer Experience Chasm: Addressing the Talent Gap

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My colleague Anna Papachristos recently wrote an insightful article about the findings in Accenture Strategy's 2015 B2B Customer Experience report. In a follow-up interview I conducted with Robert Wollan, global managing director, Accenture Strategy - Customer Relationship Management, Wollan noted that one of the biggest shortcomings in B2B customer experience programs is a talent shortage that prevents such efforts from reaching their potential.

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2017 Management Consulting Salaries for Undergraduates, MBAs/Grads, & Interns

Management Consulted

Accenture Strategy Undergraduate Salary. Stock: 15% discount of Accenture stock. Accenture Strategy MBA/Grad Salary. Accenture Strategy: $31.50/hr, plus signing bonus and overtime. Welcome to 2017!

Whether you are a lion or a gazelle: when the sun comes up, you’d better be running

Consultants Mind

Accenture, “Digital Business Era: Stretch Your Boundaries”. This is a quote first attributed to Dan Montano in the Economist, but was popularized by Thomas Friedman in The World is Flat. Here is the full quotation here : Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.

Special Discussion on Starting Consulting Services Organizations Within Product Companies

Steve Shu Consulting

When people think about consultants, they often think about those that work for companies like McKinsey, Accenture, Deloitte, etc. These are companies that are essentially independent from product vendors.

Consulting Resume 101 Video Overview

Management Consulted

Ever wonder what MBB, the Big 4 firms, and other firms like Accenture or Oliver Wyman are looking for in a consulting resume? During recruiting season, consultants review 100s of resume at a time.

Do Employees Really Value Training as Much as a Raise?

LSA Global

I know that when I joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) 20+ years ago, I purposely took a lower salary than many of my peers because Andersen was a great place to start my career. Do Employees Really Value Training as Much as a Raise? Could it be true?

Top 10 Consulting Firms in Washington, DC

Management Consulted

Accenture Consulting: Located at 800 North Glebe Road in Arlington, the Accenture Washington, DC office has close to 4000 employees. When Accenture recruiters were hiring across various locations a couple of years ago, they were asked a few common questions which they found extremely interesting – so they brought them to top management. The Accenture Washington, DC office serves clients in the area of technology, consulting, and strategy.

Supplementing Your Pipeline with Consulting Agencies

Successful Independent Consulting

If you’re a technology consultant, Avanade does a lot of subcontracting to Accenture. Photo: ID 76303802 © Leowolfert | Dreamstime. Perhaps the hardest thing for an independent consultant is not knowing where your next project is coming from, or when.

Top 10 Consulting Firms in San Francisco

Management Consulted

Accenture , 560 Mission St. Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. Makes sense, as Accenture’s technology services are world class and get put to good use out in Silicon Valley. However, e mployees at these two offices rave about the energy in the workplace, and Accenture has done a good job of building a culture of mentorship in its Bay Area operation.

2015 Management Consulting Salaries – Undergraduate, MBA, Interns and More

Management Consulted

Over the past 6 months, we’ve accumulated compensation data from sources inside the following firms: Accenture. Accenture Undergraduate Salary. Accenture MBA Salary. Welcome to our Consulting Salary post – the kickoff to 2015!

Do Employees Really Value Training as Much as a Raise?

LSA Global

I know that when I joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) 20+ years ago, I purposely took a lower salary than many of my peers because Andersen was a great place to start my career. Do Employees Really Value Training as Much as a Raise? Could it be true?

2016 Management Consulting Salaries – Undergraduate, MBA, Interns and More

Management Consulted

Using compensation data from our client’s 2016 offers, as well information directly from offer letters from readers like you and industry insiders, we’ve compiled the consulting salary information for the following firms: Accenture Consulting. Welcome to the New Year Management Consulted Subscribers ! This leap year, 2016, is exciting on many fronts.

3 ways financial advisory consulting bests strategy consulting

Management Consulted

Good news, though – in an earlier post about Accenture , we talked a lot about personal branding – financial advisory consulting is not a deal-killer for MBB like Accenture often is. In our last post, we discussed 5 major differences between 2 prominent types of consulting.

2014 Management Consulting Salaries – Undergraduate, MBA, Interns and More

Management Consulted

Below is data on salaries for full-time positions from sources with offers starting in 2014 from the following firms: Accenture. Accenture. Accenture Signing Bonus: $35,000 (Canada: $15,000). Welcome, welcome to 2014. To start the year out on the right foot, we’ll be continuing our series of posts on consulting salaries with compensation information for those starting in a consulting firm this year – the big 2-0-1-4.

Top 10 Universities in Canada for Management Consulting

Management Consulted

Evidence of this is seen in the fact that none of the MBB firms have an office in Vancouver although several other firms like Accenture , Deloitte , Ernst & Young, Mercer , PwC do. Are you one of our hyper-focused high schoolers that’s considering a career in business?

Assessment: How Mindful Are You?

Harvard Business

We developed this assessment, in collaboration with Accenture, to help you understand how mindful you are, both at work and in general. Mindfulness is the ability to stay focused, while being aware of your thoughts and surroundings and being able to recognize and move past distractions as they arise. In our information-saturated workplaces, this mental skill is becoming as important as emotional intelligence and technical skills.

The 3 Management Basics of Effective Performance Management

LSA Global

For example, my old employer, Accenture , is replacing annual evaluations and rankings with more timely and personalized feedback for all employees. Unfortunately, too many managers struggle to follow the management basics of effective performance management.

Top 10 Consulting Firms In New York

Management Consulted

Accenture. The office is not as fancy as many of the top firms, however, which dinged it in our book – for a large global firm to have an office that requires a facelift, with the global image team of Accenture sitting there, is ironic. Accenture has a nearly-secret, much smaller, unofficial office on 11 Broadway. This week, we bring you the Top 10 Consulting firms in New York – the power center of the world.

Dinged From MBB Consulting Firms – Now What?

Management Consulted

Keep in mind, however, that certain firms – especially those with a technology focus – such as Capgemini , Accenture and Tata Consulting Group specialize in certain kinds of consulting and can tarnish your brand when you are trying to move up to the strategy level. If you’re new to consulting, it won’t take you long to discover that MBB firms are insanely competitive. There are only so many positions they can fill every cycle.

Capgemini Consulting Interviews – Tech, Business or Both?

Management Consulted

Despite a 40-year season of glory, Capgemini sold its North American healthcare consulting program in 2005 to Accenture , one of its main competitors. The notable sector missing from this list is healthcare – life sciences is a good proxy, but the healthcare practice sale to Accenture still leaves a gaping hole. MC Links: Accenture, a Capgemini Consulting Competitor Required Reading For Prospective Consultants How To Write a Management Consulting Resume.