Friday, November 27, 2009
There is no typical day for a consultant but this is example of week on a traveling case. Again schedule depends from person to person and case to case. Also, this is based on my first couple of weeks on my first case so take this with a grain of salt. However, this should give you some insight into what to expect.
5:30 AM - Get up
6:30 AM - Cab to airport
7:30 AM - On flight, hello to other team mates on the flight and quick updates. catch up some quick work/reading for the case or get some more sleep
9:00 AM - land in Melbourne
9:45 AM - Client office
9:45 AM - 10AM - E-mails, quick chats, some planning
10 AM - 11AM - Joint planning meeting with client
11 AM - 12:30 - Getting done to some work Primarily follow ups but also Analysis, planning, data gathering or thinking time
12:30 - 1:00 PM - Lunch with team
1:30 - 2:00 PM - work stream planning and updates with Case team leader
2:00 - 3:00 PM - Discussion with partner
4:00 - 7:30 PM - get down to work
7:30 - 9:00 PM - Dinner and D chat with case team leader
10:00 PM - 12:00 PM - finish up days work. Must do work for client presentations next day
6:00 AM - get up
6:30 AM - 7:15 Am - Gym
8:15 Am - at work
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Call to international clients
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - issues/roadblocks/planning discussion with CTL
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - work
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - working lunch and case team discussion
1:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Work (Data collection, Analysis, client calls, Thinking time, brainstorming, discussing hypothesis, solutions)
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - casual dinner with team or other traveling consultants
9:00 PM - 11/12 - urgent work for next day
Very similar to Tuesday some different meetings, different activities. More stressful.
5PM - Catch cab to airport
Work in the airport/plane and back home if a C-level client meeting is coming up.
9 AM - At Office
9 - 10 AM - E-mails, catch up
10 - 11AM - Administrative work, expenses.
11 AM - 12PM - Work
12PM - 1PM - catch with other consultant/friends over lunch
1 PM - 4PM - Very focussed at work. Get things done!
4 pm - 6 PM - Office meeting(once a month). Drinks and cake(always)
7 PM - After work drinks...
Ready for weekend