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Summary: Reflect on the assignments you have completed throughout the course for the Consulting Project milestone assignments. Then write a reflection on the process and add it to your Consulting Project paper.
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The Consulting Project is an opportunity for you to develop and demonstrate the skills required to be an effective consultant. Your Consulting Project paper will be organized into these four elements:
· Problem Identification: In Milestone One, you will identify a problem a client needs a consultant to solve.
· Proposal: In Milestone Two, you will write a proposal in response to a request for proposal (RFP) you choose.
· Project Plan: In Milestone Three, you will write a project plan detailing how you will fulfill the requirements of the RFP and project proposal you wrote about in Milestone Two.
· Reflection: Reflect on the process of creating the parts of your Consulting Project.
The Consulting Project represents an authentic demonstration of competency because it requires students to apply consulting skills to solve real-world problems. The Consulting Project is divided into three milestones and a final submission. The milestones will be submitted at various points throughout the course to scaffold learning and ensure quality final submissions. These milestones will be submitted in Modules Three, Four, and Five. The complete Consulting Project paper, including the reflection, will reference resources discussed throughout this course and be submitted in Module Seven.
In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
· Understand the various forms of consulting
· Maximize a managers’ impact on a large organization through the proper use of consulting activities and consultants
· Understand the contracting, discovery, and engagement phases of any consulting project
Develop a complete Consulting Project paper in which you describe the problem you have identified in detail, write a complete Request for Proposal (RFP) soliciting bids to solve the problem, draft a comprehensive contract in response to the RFP, and reflect on the process.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
I. Main Elements: Include most of the main elements and requirements listed below. Cite multiple examples to illustrate each element.
A. Problem Identification: Define a problem that needs resolution and explain it in detail (Milestone One).
B. Choose a problem in your area of interest that needs a solution a consultant can solve.
C. Examples of problems include:
1. Organizational culture issue that impedes work
2. Communication issue
3. Impact of artificial intelligence on the workforce
4. Issue your own company has faced (Please submit specific problem for instructor approval.)
D. Proposal: Select a Request for Proposal (RFP) related to the problem you identified (Milestone Two). Then write a proposal in response to the RFP describing how you would provide consulting services to address the situation/problem outlined in the RFP.
1. You may use the RFP you identified in the Module Three discussion or choose another RFP connected to the problem you identified.
2. Project Plan: Develop a project plan detailing how you will fulfill the requirements of the RFP you chose and the project proposal you created (Milestone Three).
E. Reflection: Based on your work in previous modules, reflect on the process of doing the Milestone assignments for the Consulting Project. What issues could you see arising? How would you deal with them? Try to include references discussed throughout this course.
II. Inquiry and Analysis: Explore multiple issues through the collection and in-depth analysis of evidence to make informed conclusions.
III. Milestone Submission and Incorporation of Feedback: Incorporate the instructor’s feedback throughout the progression of the project.
IV. Critical Thinking: Demonstrate comprehensive exploration of issues and ideas before accepting or forming an opinion or conclusion.
V. Research: Incorporate many scholarly resources effectively that reflect the depth and breadth of research.
Milestone One: Problem Identification In Module Three, you will submit the Problem Identification. You must define a problem that a client would retain a consultant to solve. This problem could be an issue with organizational culture, communication, or the workforce, or it could be something your own company has faced or might face. Explain the problem in detail. You will use this problem to guide your choices in the rest of the consulting project milestone assignments. Your Problem Identification should be a minimum of one page in length. This milestone will be graded with the Milestone One Rubric.
Milestone Two: Request for Proposal In Module Four, you will submit the Proposal. For this milestone, you will play the role of a consultant responding to a Request for Proposal (RFP), writing a proposal to win a contract to complete the work requested. You will write a proposal describing how you would provide consulting services to address the situation/problem outlined in the RFP. Your proposal should be a minimum of two to four pages in length. This milestone will be graded with the Milestone Two Rubric.
Milestone Three: Project Plan In Module Five, you will submit the Project Plan. For this milestone, you have been awarded the contract to do the work specified in the Milestone Two RFP and Project Proposal that you created. Using the steps in the Flawless Consulting textbook, you must write a detailed plan to explain how you will identify the root cause of the problem and carry out the project to find a solution. Your Project Plan should be at least two to four pages in length. This milestone will be graded with the Milestone Three Rubric.
Consulting Project: Reflection and Final Submission In Module Seven, you will submit the complete Consulting Project, including a Reflection as the concluding section. In the Reflection section, you will reflect on the process of selecting a problem and RFP and writing the proposal and project plan. As you write the reflection, consider the following questions: What issues could you see arising? How would you deal with them? Try to include references discussed throughout this course. Your paper should be a minimum of ten pages in length, not including a cover page and references. This submission will be graded using the Consulting Project Rubric in this document.
What to Submit
Submit your final Consulting Project paper in Module Seven. It should be a complete, polished artifact containing all the main elements required. It should reflect the incorporation of feedback gained throughout the course. Your project must be at least 10 pages long (plus a cover and reference page) and be written in APA format. Use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Include at least four references cited in APA format.