Consulting Best Practices

What Is Hypothesis-Based Consulting?

A hypothesis is an educated guess on what you expect to have when given certain conditions. Hypothesis-based consulting then is the process of applying hypotheses to a business problem and systematically ruling out or revising them as more information is gathered. It is similar to detective work, except it could be that instead of one culprit to a problem that there are many. Data collection should however be aimed at confirming or disproving hypotheses. The more hypotheses are ruled out, the closer you must be to unraveling the truth of the matter. For further thoughts on this idea, you can view this discussion on the subject at Consultants Mind:

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