The Top 101 Consulting Frameworks (2023 Year End)

Mark Bridges
6 min readDec 12, 2023

At the end of each year, we publish a list of the top 101 consulting frameworks from the FlevyPro Library. We add new frameworks to FlevyPro each week based on market trends and customer demand.

Business frameworks are powerful tools consultants leverage to address their clients’ business issues in an organized, thorough, and efficient fashion. Each of our framework guides is a detailed PowerPoint presentation that provides a structured approach to analyzing and solving a common business problem, from issues in Strategy Development to Digital Transformation to Organizational Design (OD).

This article compiles our Top 101 Consulting Frameworks, based on sales and downloads as of December 2023. For a current running list of the top 100 best practices, check out these links:

The Top 101 Consulting Frameworks

1. Introduction to ChatGPT & Prompt Engineering (35-slide PowerPoint)

2. Best Practices in Strategic Planning (23-slide PowerPoint presentation)

3. Organizational Design and Capability Analysis (31-slide PowerPoint)

4. Management Consulting Problem Solving Process (19-slide PowerPoint)

5. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy (27-slide PowerPoint presentation)

6. Storyboarding and Presentation Writing (33-slide PowerPoint presentation)

7. Smart Organizational Design (27-slide PowerPoint presentation)

8. Objectives and Key Results (OKR) (23-slide PowerPoint presentation)

9. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): Best Practices (21-slide PowerPoint)

10. Forecasting Uncertainty (29-slide PowerPoint presentation)

11. Consulting Proposal Structure & Template (23-slide PowerPoint presentation)

12. Performance Improvement (35-slide PowerPoint presentation)

13. Future of Work Strategy (29-slide PowerPoint presentation)

14. Strategy Map (20-slide PowerPoint presentation)

15. Change Management in Times of Uncertainty Series: Part 1 (30-slide PPT)

16. Strategic CFO (27-slide PowerPoint presentation)

17. 4 Strategies of Change Management (32-slide PowerPoint presentation)

18. Problem of Change and Behavioral Change (34-slide PowerPoint)

19. Customer Journey Map (34-slide PowerPoint presentation)

20. Consulting Competencies Circle (CCC) (27-slide PowerPoint presentation)

21. 7 Skills of Knowledge Work (31-slide PowerPoint presentation)

22. Change Management in Times of Uncertainty Series: Part 2 (29-slide PPT)

23. Moving from Data to Insights (26-slide PowerPoint presentation)

24. Jobs-to-Be-Done (JTBD) Theory (35-slide PowerPoint presentation)

25. Change Management in Times of Uncertainty Series: Part 3 (29-slide PPT)

26. Strategic Management Office (SMO) Implementation (24-slide PowerPoint)

27. HR Strategy: Job Leveling (26-slide PowerPoint presentation)

28. Mergers and Acquisitions: Target Operating Model (TOM) (32-slide PPT)

29. 6 Theories of Motivation (37-slide PowerPoint presentation)

30. Performance Management Maturity Model (25-slide PowerPoint)

31. Jobs-to-Be-Done (JTBD) Growth Strategy Matrix (32-slide PowerPoint)

32. Developing Conclusions and Recommendations (21-slide PowerPoint)

33. Organizational Elements Model (25-slide PowerPoint presentation)

34. Megatrends Framework (28-slide PowerPoint presentation)

35. 10 Principles of Cost Transformation (32-slide PowerPoint presentation)

36. Change Transition Management (32-slide PowerPoint presentation)

37. Capabilities-driven Growth Strategy (27-slide PowerPoint presentation)

38. Capabilities-Growth Matrix (27-slide PowerPoint presentation)

39. McKinsey 3 Horizons of Growth (31-slide PowerPoint presentation)

40. McKinsey Feedback Model (21-slide PowerPoint presentation)

41. 9 Principles of Organizational Design (21-slide PowerPoint presentation)

42. Business Model Canvas (22-slide PowerPoint presentation)

43. Business Unit-driven Organizational Workforce Planning (27-slide PPT)

44. 4 Ps of Effective Presentations (32-slide PowerPoint presentation)

45. Double Diamond Model (30-slide PowerPoint presentation)

46. OODA Loop (29-slide PowerPoint presentation)

47. Workshop Facilitation Techniques (Volume 2) (27-slide PowerPoint)

48. Defining Issues and Generating Hypotheses (22-slide PowerPoint)

49. 10 Principles of Culture (30-slide PowerPoint presentation)

50. 6 Factors of Performance Alignment (29-slide PowerPoint presentation)

51. Stakeholder Scorecard (31-slide PowerPoint presentation)

52. Ikigai Framework (35-slide PowerPoint presentation)

53. Employee Engagement Culture (17-slide PowerPoint presentation)

54. End-to-end (E2E) Operating Model Transformation (30-slide PowerPoint)

55. 5S Keys to Successful Change (28-slide PowerPoint presentation)

56. Digital Transformation: Operating Model Transformation (26-slide PPT)

57. SCARF Model (29-slide PowerPoint presentation)

58. 4 Archetypes of Self-awareness (28-slide PowerPoint presentation)

59. Outcome-Driven Innovation (ODI) (35-slide PowerPoint presentation)

60. 4 Actions Framework (30-slide PowerPoint presentation)

61. Strategy Management Processes (24-slide PowerPoint presentation)

62. The Innovation Process (24-slide PowerPoint presentation)

63. Data Governance Strategy (23-slide PowerPoint presentation)

64. First 90 Days — Critical Success Strategies (19-slide PowerPoint presentation)

65. Strategic Partnerships with Universities (33-slide PowerPoint presentation)

66. Key Account Management (KAM): Large Global Accounts (24-slide PPT)

67. Digital Transformation: Challenges in Change & Organization (31-slide PPT)

68. Strategic Management Office (SMO) Primer (21-slide PowerPoint)

69. Corporate Learning Strategy (26-slide PowerPoint presentation)

70. Warehouse Costing: Cleansheet Analysis (23-slide PowerPoint presentation)

71. Business Transformation Framework for New CEOs (22-slide PowerPoint)

72. GAP-ACT Model (29-slide PowerPoint presentation)

73. Cynefin Framework (28-slide PowerPoint presentation)

74. Service Blueprint (32-slide PowerPoint presentation)

75. Time-to-Value Management (24-slide PowerPoint presentation)

76. 8 Levers to Change Management (24-slide PowerPoint presentation)

77. Viable System Model (VSM) (33-slide PowerPoint presentation)

78. Net Promoter Score (NPS) (28-slide PowerPoint presentation)

79. Customer-centric Culture (23-slide PowerPoint presentation)

80. Digital Transformation Governance (27-slide PowerPoint presentation)

81. RATER Model (29-slide PowerPoint presentation)

82. Customer Development Model (CDM) (28-slide PowerPoint presentation)

83. Closing the Strategy-to-Performance Gap (20-slide PowerPoint presentation)

84. Business Model Innovation (BMI) (27-slide PowerPoint presentation)

85. Liddell-Hart’s 8 Maxims of Strategy (27-slide PowerPoint presentation)

86. Leadership Presence (23-slide PowerPoint presentation)

87. Design Thinking Primer (28-slide PowerPoint presentation)

88. Design Sprint (23-slide PowerPoint presentation)

89. Value Creation: Impact of Customer Experience (CX) (22-slide PowerPoint)

90. Transformation Journey (21-slide PowerPoint presentation)

91. Virtual Teams: Challenges & Benefits (26-slide PowerPoint presentation)

92. Strategic Human Resources (27-slide PowerPoint presentation)

93. Product Innovation Management (23-slide PowerPoint presentation)

94. Digital Transformation Strategy (Primer) (21-slide PowerPoint presentation)

95. Post-merger Integration (PMI): Revenue Synergies (27-slide PowerPoint)

96. Innovation Culture (22-slide PowerPoint presentation)

97. Greiner Growth Model (28-slide PowerPoint presentation)

98. DICE Hard Change Factors (12-slide PowerPoint presentation)

99. Data Governance: Roles & Responsibilities (24-slide PowerPoint presentation)

100. Integrated Strategy Model for Value Creation (26-slide PowerPoint)

101. IT4IT Primer (31-slide PowerPoint presentation)

For a list of the more traditional frameworks used by consultants (e.g. Porter’s Five Forces, GE-McKinsey Matrix, BCG Growth-Share Matrix), take at a look this article here.

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Mark Bridges

I blog about various management frameworks, from Strategic Planning to Digital Transformation to Change Management. https://flevy.com