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Sharon’s e-references for Management Consulting Students

Management Consulting Tools – 2008

Sharon Crost’s Electronic References for creating outstanding consultants

Networking (it’s not just what you know…)

Freelancing: It’s Not Business – It’s Personal

http://www.sitepoint.com/print/874

LinkedIn

www.linkedin.com

How to improve your network skills

http://www.questcareer.com/networking_skills.htm

The ROI of Networking

http://www.startupspark.com/did-you-get-a-roi-in-your-business-networking-group-this-year/

Writing Great Proposals

How to Pitch a Brilliant Idea: ( personally, I really like this article)

Harv Bus Rev. 2003 Sep;81(9):117-23, 134

http://www.accelerated-learning-online.com/research/pitch-brilliant-idea.asp

Writing Proposals that Work

http://www.wairua.co.nz/publish/writing_proposals.html

Top 10 Tips for Winning Proposals

http://www.1stdirect.com/winning_proposals.html

Nine Steps to an Effective Proposal:

http://www.imcne.org/Resources/Writing_Effective_Proposals.htm

The Five Deadly Mistakes of Proposal Development

http://www.jrctrainingsolutions.com/freebie3.htm

Creating Knock-Out Business Proposals

February 02, 2001 By Stever Robbins

http://www.entrepreneur.com/startingabusiness/businessplans/article37316.html

Note: if your proposal is really important, I suggest you buy a book on proposal writing (you can select from several inexpensive used books in English from amazon.co.uk for example). It may be worth the small investment…

Strategic Analysis

The strategic planning process (note that it’s a totally basic overview)

http://www.netmba.com/strategy/process/

Strategic Management (excellent summary)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_management

Project Management

Project planning and management tools

http://www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_PPM.htm

Project Management Tools

http://www.businessballs.com/project.htm

Measuring Performance

Measuring Performance

http://www.lakepartners.com/pdf/MeasurePerform.pdf

How to measure success: Uncovering the Secrets of Effective Metrics

http://www.prosci.com/metrics.htm

Measuring relevant things (get this electronically from the school library…)

Denton, Keith D, “Measuring Relevant Things”, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management; 2005; 544-547.

Questionnaires

Questionnaire Design

http://www.cc.gatech.edu/classes/cs6751_97_winter/Topics/quest-design/

The Survey System

http://www.surveysystem.com/sdesign.htm

Questionnaire Design – General considerations

http://www.statpac.com/surveys/questionnaire-design.htm

Survey Monkey (Electronic Tool) – I am such a fan of this tool !

Note that if you sign up they have an excellent survey design tutorial.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/

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  1. June 3, 2008 at 22:26

    I will also suggest you another great survey tool with great capabilities: http://www.e-questionnaire.com. Check it out.

  2. March 7, 2008 at 02:41

    Sharon,

    FYI… Ron Bland posted my comment and he wrote back in return! So fun, I think I could become a bit of a web addict!

    Elizabeth

  3. March 7, 2008 at 02:38

    Sharon,

    FYI… Ron Bland posted my comment and he wrote back in return! So fun, I think I could become a bit of a web addict!

    Elizabeth

  4. Ron
    March 3, 2008 at 23:21

    What a great list of resources — all in one place! I’ve been hearing so much about Survey Monkey. it’s time for me to try it out.

    Ron

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