I need it to touch up so that turnitin needs to under 10% Summary In this 3000-word written report, students are required to develop a plan to operate within the consulting industry as a consultant. The consulting plan considers their position within the consulting industry, their value proposition, the types of clients and projects they are seeking, the planned length of projects to undertake and how they will manage these various projects. Task This Capstone assessment builds from the previous assessment. In Assessment 1, you defined one of your consulting services and developed a proposal for how you plan to work with a client on a project. In this assessment, you are taking a broader view and looking at how you plan to operate within the consulting industry over the next 12 months as a consultant. You are required to develop a plan to attract, maintain and grow clients to work within your business. To develop a consulting plan, first, you need to decide on the perspective and role that you want to take (i.e. internal vs external, generalist vs specialist). This can be the same, or different, from the ones chosen in your first assessment. Then, the consulting plan considers your position within the consulting industry, your value proposition, the types of clients and projects you are seeking, the length of projects and how you will manage these various projects. Consider how many projects you are likely to seek in a year given that there is the lead-up time before commencing the project and the follow-up/debriefing time following the end of a project. There is an expectation that the consulting plan includes information on how you envisage you will attract business, strategies for surviving the first year, networking strategies, operational strategies, and strategies for managing business relationships—all of which you will find information on in Modules 1-6. The consulting plan should also include frameworks, templates and the selected consulting processes and project management plan, systems and billing and other requirements necessary to be successful in the consulting industry. These strategies, processes and systems should be justified (and referenced). After reading your consulting plan, the reader should understand how you plan to successfully conduct your business within the consulting industry for at least the next twelve months. Learning outcomes Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary business consulting theory, process and practice. Apply innovative approaches and techniques as well as ethical perspectives throughout the development of a consulting service. Evaluate complex business and enterprise concepts and issues to make evidence-based recommendations. Communicate business consulting knowledge, skills and ideas to others clearly, persuasively and credibly. Procedure To start, we recommend you methodically look back through Modules 1-6. When looking back consider your industry, what you are offering, your value proposition and where you fit within the industry over at least a twelve-month period. Consider the type of relationships you want to build with your potential clients and critically analyse the information in all the modules in relation to your goals, value proposition and these relationships. Carefully select the elements from the modules that resonate with how you plan to run your business, taking into consideration the various consulting frameworks, processes, billing and systems you want to utilise and implement in your business. Identify which aspects from each of the modules you plan to use and then organise them in a way that makes sense for your consulting plan narrative. Provide a rationale for each of your choices. Use references as the evidence in your rationale to support your decisions/strategies used within the plan. In terms of structure, presentation and style, you are required to follow the AIB's standard report format. The body of your report should cover the following: Contextual background and value proposition After clearly stating your perspective and role that you have taken in this assessment (i.e. internal vs external, generalist vs specialist), provide a contextual background to the consulting business that you are developing a plan for. You might use a context map as a useful tool to review the context of your consulting business. Using a value proposition canvas, develop your value proposition for the consulting business that you are planning to run. State the scope and objectives of the 12-month plan. Consulting plan and analysis Define the services that you plan to offer over the next 12 months as a consultant and identify your target clients. Develop a networking plan and discuss your marketing and networking strategies. Identify, discuss and justify the consulting models and the frameworks that you are likely to use for offering your services. Develop and justify a business relationship portfolio plan and devise the relevant strategies for each segment of clients. Describe operational systems, processes and templates that you will put into place. Discuss the key financial and legal considerations for starting your consulting business. Discuss potential ethical issues and how you will address them. Requirements Use the AIB-preferred Microsoft Word settings (see AIB Style Guide). Use author-date style referencing (which includes in-text citations and a reference list), see AIB Style Guide. You are required to use at least ten credible references for this report. All references must be from credible sources such as books, industry-related journals, and recent academic articles. Ideally, relevant academic articles should be used for academic discussion. The assessment grade will be adversely affected if the report word count exceeds the allowed 3,000 words plus 10% tolerance. The list of references is not included in the word count. Your grade will be adversely affected if your assessment contains no/poor citations and/or reference list, or if your assessment word length is beyond the allowed tolerance level (see Assessment Policy available on AIB website).