The Top 101 Consulting Frameworks of 2020

Mark Bridges
5 min readDec 11, 2020

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 (e.g. Digital Transformation, Customer-centric Design) and customer demand. (See the top 101 consulting frameworks of 2019.)

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 Leadership Development.

Here are our Top 101 Consulting Frameworks, based on sales and downloads (as of December 2020).

1. Digital Transformation: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy (27-slides)

2. Strategic Management Office (SMO) Implementation (24-slide PPT)

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

4. M&A: Target Operating Model (TOM) (32-slide PPT presentation)

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

6. Business Transformation Framework for New CEOs (22-slide PPT)

7. Digital Transformation Strategy (Primer) (21-slide PowerPoint)

8. 10 Principles in Leading Change Management (17-slide PowerPoint)

9. Influence Model for Change (23-slide PowerPoint presentation)

10. Post-merger Integration (PMI): Integration Checklist(27-slide PPT)

11. Value Creation Framework Series: Primer (28-slide PPT presentation)

12. Pathways to Data Monetization (27-slide PowerPoint presentation)

13. Consulting Proposal Structure & Template (23-slide PPT presentation)

14. Six Building Blocks of Digital Transformation (35-slide PPT)

15. Management Consulting Problem Solving Process (19-slide PPT)

16. Storyboarding and Presentation Writing (33-slide PPT presentation)

17. Digital Transformation: Value Creation & Analysis (21-slide PPT)

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

19. End-to-end (E2E) Operating Model Transformation (30-slide PPT)

20. Organizational Design and Capability Analysis (31-slide presentation)

21. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) (21-slide PowerPoint presentation)

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

23. Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) (26-slide PPT presentation)

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

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

26. Leadership Competency Model (25-slide PowerPoint presentation)

27. Data Gathering and Analysis (26-slide PowerPoint presentation)

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

29. SMO Series: Strategy Management Processes (24-slide PPT)

30. Strategy Map (20-slide PowerPoint presentation)

31. Big Data Enablement Framework (22-slide PowerPoint presentation)

32. Greiner Growth Model: Stages of Evolution & Revolution (28-slides)

33. Defining Issues and Generating Hypotheses (22-slide PPT presentation)

34. Digital Organizational Design (21-slide PowerPoint presentation)

35. SMO Series: Strategic Management Office (SMO) Primer (21-slide PPT)

36. Supply Chain Resilience (23-slide PowerPoint presentation)

37. Crisis Recovery Strategy (21-slide PowerPoint presentation)

38. Quantifying the Size and Growth of a Market (16-slide PPT)

39. Analyzing the Competitive Landscape (33-slide PPT presentation)

40. Six Building Blocks of a Customer-Centric Organization (32-slide PPT)

41. Knowledge Management (KM) Strategy (22-slide PPT presentation)

42. Scenario Planning for Consultants (22-slide PowerPoint presentation)

43. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): Best Practices (21-slide PPT)

44. 9 Principles of Organizational Design (21-slide PPT presentation)

45. Enterprise Architecture for Digital Strategy (14-slide PPT presentation)

46. Fit Transformation: Strong, Agile, Lean (24-slide PPT presentation)

47. Digital Maturity Model (13-slide PowerPoint presentation)

48. Theory of Constraints (19-slide PowerPoint presentation)

49. Developing Conclusions and Recommendations (21-slide presentation)

50. Profitability & Cost Structure: Internal Data Analysis (17-slides)

51. Transformation Journey (21-slide PowerPoint presentation)

52. Artificial Intelligence (AI): Machine Learning (ML) (22-slide PPT)

53. Key Account Management (KAM) in Healthcare and Pharma (23-slides)

54. Internet of Things (IoT) Decision Framework (21-slide PPT)

55. SCM: Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Improvement (27-slides)

56. Customer Experience (21-slide PowerPoint presentation)

57. Six Sigma Maturity Model (17-slide PowerPoint presentation)

58. Go-to-Market Model Design (19-slide PowerPoint presentation)

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

60. Key Account Management (KAM): Large Global Accounts (24-slides)

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

62. Galbraith Star Model (24-slide PowerPoint presentation)

63. Effective Communication with Virtual Teams (23-slide PPT)

64. Risk Management: Cybersecurity Strategy (23-slide PPT presentation)

65. People Capability Maturity Model (P-CMM) (18-slide PPT presentation)

66. First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies (19-slide PPT presentation)

67. Change Management in Post-merger Integration (PMI) (24-slide PPT)

68. Creating Value Propositions (12-slide PowerPoint presentation)

69. Employee Value Proposition (EVP) (20-slide PowerPoint presentation)

70. Blockchain: Key Evaluation Criteria & Solution Platforms (20-slide PPT)

71. Closing the Strategy-to-Performance Gap (20-slide PPT presentation)

72. COVID-19: 10 Trends in Consumer Behavior (22-slide PPT)

73. 8 Levers to Change Management (24-slide PowerPoint presentation)

74. Impact of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) (21-slide PPT)

75. Removing Organizational Silos (23-slide PowerPoint presentation)

76. Team Turnaround Strategies (22-slide PowerPoint presentation)

77. Innovation Culture (22-slide PowerPoint presentation)

78. Workshop Facilitation Techniques (Volume 2) (27-slide PPT)

79. Workshop Facilitation Techniques (Volume 1) (28-slide PPT)

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

81. Capability Development (21-slide PowerPoint presentation)

82. Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) (21-slide PPT)

83. Purpose-driven Organization Transformation (20-slide PPT)

84. Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model (15-slide PowerPoint presentation)

85. Virtual Teams: Challenges & Benefits (26-slide PPT presentation)

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

87. Digital Supply Chain Strategy (25-slide PowerPoint presentation)

88. Digital Transformation: Integrated Business Ecosystems (27-slide PPT)

89. 10 Principles of Customer Strategy (22-slide PPT presentation)

90. Facilities Management (FM): Top 10 Trends (22-slide PPT presentation)

91. Social Media Management (34-slide PowerPoint presentation)

92. Scenario Planning Primer (27-slide PowerPoint presentation)

93. FAST Method to Goal Setting (19-slide PowerPoint presentation)

94. Facilities Management (FM): 5 Major Growth Drivers (31-slide PPT)

95. Knowledge Management Primer (26-slide PowerPoint presentation)

96. Causal Model of Organizational Performance and Change (17-slides)

97. Digital Facilities Management (FM) (23-slide PowerPoint presentation)

98. Matrix Organization: Balance of Power (27-slide PPT presentation)

99. Manufacturing Strategy: Make vs. Buy (25-slide PPT presentation)

100. Supplier Management: Supplier Segmentation (24-slide PPT)

101. Lean Change Management (21-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.