4.36 (13892 reviews)
☑ You will understand and appreciate the problem solving technique used by the top consulting firms like McKinsey, BCG, Bain and Strategy&
☑ At the same time you will get acquainted with how business and consulting projects ought to be structured
☑ You will master the basic knowledge on hypothesis-based problem solving that will let you proceed to more advanced courses on solving business problems
☑ In effect, you will be able to impress either your boss or your interlocutors at business case interviews
Do you feel that you already know all possible frameworks of business problem solving (Porter's five forces, the BCG-matrix etc.), yet you are still not confident in using them? Or maybe you already took a course on management consulting problem solving approach, but the jargon used didn't make much practical sense to you (The 80/20 rule, MECE etc.)? Whether you're a student studying for case interviews or a businessperson, what you might be lacking is a comprehensive aproach to problem solving that generates consistent results.
If so, this course is for you! I can guarantee you will not find another such comprehensive introductory course on hypothesis-based problem solving - the top consulting firms' technique of choice on all kinds of business consulting engagements.
With the content in this course I would like to introduce you to the topic of business problem solving. Provided you find this introduction helpful, I would be delighted to welcome you to my more advanced courses that I intend to publish soon. They will build on the knowledge from this course in order to develop further the topics covered here.
But for now let's jump into this course. Hit Enroll and let me show you a way to become a rising star of problem solving in business!
How is this course structured
Introduction to structured problem solving
Why structure problem solving at all?
Who is an expert?
Why use hypothesis based problem solving (HBPS)?
Steps of HBPS
Step I - Problem formulation
Doing it SMART
Step II - Problem structuring
Divide and conquer
Issue trees and being MECE
Building a mindmap and issue tree
Step III - Work prioritization and planning
Validating hypotheses - analysis and data requirements
How to prioritize? (without having to boil the ocean)
Step IV - Communicating the solution
Synthesize, don't summarize
Communicating the solution
Consulting jargon dictionary
HBPS - guessing answers to client's problems?
Explained the nuances of consulting approach of problem solving very effectively and taught a lot of new and important methods of evaluating an engagement.
Thank you for a great course knowing that it is a different kind of expert with your experience and skills. What I learn today about 3 reason speech, effort, engagement. That you should always have problem formulation, problem structuring, work plan, solution communication.
The course was very good and informative. I enjoyed the lectures, because they provided me with new insight into problem solving.
A experiência está a ser agradável, os exemplos dados pelo palestrante são bastante realistas e isso dá mais firmeza no conteúdo que nos está a ser passado.
The course clearly outlines the theoretical background and greatly summarizes the HBPS steps. The course was exactly what I expected. Thank you very much.
El curso explica de una forma fácil y entendible la metodología para resolver problemas, incluso cómo presentar los resultados.
First I have to than you for this course and I am privileged to be your student. I learnt more from who is an expert.
Good explanation of HBPS method with realistic examples which will help user to understand quickly and systematically.
Lecture is good and trying his best to explain the point, though at this point is not very clear how to solve the problem
there's a lot of jargon that I need to familiarize with, and I think I have to practive the tree for my work
Yes, that was great. Because you were opening my eyes to the questions which I had throughout my entire journey to management consulting and case competition preparation
Very good explanations so far. I'm dealing with more complex problems at customers, that have a bunch of Type 1 experts, able to solve small bits of the bigger problem, where the Type 2 expert (me) comes into place. So I'm interested to see what examples are to come...
Excellent compromised lecture about problem solving, including tips / handholds for my self for improvement
Yes, It makes a lot of sense to someone like me, who is just moved into consulting stream after a career in s/w testing.
Could be more practical, like involving examples/questions to be solved by us in terms of case studies