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Overview “Congratulations, we have reviewed your proposal and we have decided to move forward with your services as a consultant. However, we would like to propose a few small changes to the project…” Having successfully secured the consulting engagement for the simulated business environment, your task is now to deliver on the commitments you outlined in your RFP response in Assessment 2 and effectively utilise your consulting skills to manage the project for risk, changes and new opportunities. This work integrated learning assessment is designed to provide you with an experience that mirrors the real world – and changes in information and requirements is a reality that consultants navigate in the majority of their work. So, in this assessment, you will receive additional information that you will need to adapt to and address in Week 5 of the project. • On Monday of Week 5, when you win the assignment, you will receive additional information about the company and their requirements and a reduced set of deliverables. • On Friday of Week 5 (after 5pm) you will also receive a ‘curveball’ of new information that may require you to adjust your response yet again. In this assessment you will deliver a report that restates your understanding of the problem based on the revised requirements at the start of the project and then the curveball you receive mid-way through the project. You will need to detail how you effectively addressed the problem, and how you have added value through the work you have provided. You will conclude with a brief reflection on what you have learnt in completing the consulting assignment and how this has changed the professional development plan you outlined in Assessment 1. To be successful in this assessment you should demonstrate: • the consulting skills and capabilities you employed to adapt to the changes experienced throughout the project and ensure you kept your focus on the core problem, • the value you have provided to the organisation and the additional opportunities your continued engagement could deliver, • that you have reflected on and actioned relevant feedback provided by the consulting mentor, instructors, and your peers in the course, and • a reflection on how the overall consulting experience provided through the course can be translated into future professional opportunities.