Consulting Tips: Interview with Cassini

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··Consulting Tips: Interview with Cassini

A few words from Cassini Consulting

Cassini Consulting was founded with the aim of establishing a new form of consulting, one that is in synch with the digital age, that recognized the changing needs of its clients and stands by them as partners.

The consultants in Cassini work with visionary spirit, courage and entrepreneurial thinking. We at Cassini see ourselves as entrepreneurs who take responsibility for what we do. At the same time, we are the people with expertise who are on a level with the best in their fiels. And the ones who turn this enormous knowledge into real competitive advantages for our clients. That makes us a true partner – even when traditional value chains shift and market leaders begin to falter.

At Cassini, we combine the megatrend of digitalization with the guiding principle of sustainability for long-term success. Together with our clients, we shape the digital transformation and establish the fundamentals for digitally responsible corporate governance. We support companies in fulfilling the legal and regulatory requirements of the Sustainable Development Goals and ESG criteria.

According to the brans eins magazine, Cassini is one of the best management consultancies in Germany. On the Lünendonk list “Leading Management Consultancies in Germany”, Cassini was ranked 14th in 2021. Several DAX corporations and important federal authorities as well as the most agile medium-sized companies belong to Cassini’s clientele. With around 350 consultants at several German locations, Cassini helps executives and decision-makers to build and implement a suitable digital strategy.

“Our consultants support companies as sparring partners in their digital sustainable transformation. In this way, we collectively contribute to authentic sustainable development”

180 Degrees Consulting and Cassini Consulting

Cassini consultants have been supporting the Hamburg branch of 180 Degrees Consulting during the Mid-Cycle Event with their expertise and advice.

Consultant Oliver Rösch is a Management Consultant and Cristina Liese is Senior Consultant by Cassini Consulting AG based in Hamburg.

How did you come to Cassini and what is your focus?

Oliver: I joined Cassini more than three years ago when I was asked by a former colleague if I would like to join Cassini. My primary areas of expertise are IT-projects, -processes and test management. Three topics that are sometimes very closely related to each other, but are also quite unique and exciting on their own.

Cristina: I started at Cassini in 2016 with a professional background in online marketing, focusing on social media and SEO. During my time at Cassini, I supervised projects in the environment of IT infrastrcture and managed them as a project manager.

What has been your biggest challenge in your projects so far?

Oliver: As a project manager, you learn with the tasks you are given. The steepest learning curve I had was when I had to reactivated a decommissioned data center from an insolvency estate and orchestrated several international stakeholder for this purpose.

Cristina: A Windows 10 Workplace roll-out in seven European countries within eight months. The projects not only fell under the times of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns but was also under the influence of corporate restructuring. This was an enormous challenge for the customers’ organization and the project team but, at the end, the project was successfully completed on time.

What tips do you have for beginners in the consulting industry?

Oliver: No matter what happens, always try to stay cool. Assess the situation, expect the worst in case of doubt, accept it and then rejoice in the realization that the worst case never really happens anyway. Everyone has the absolute right to make mistakes in order to learn from them… and deal with the topic of time management from an early point in time!

Cristina: Ask questions as often as necessary and until the task or issue is clear. Ask the customer and your contacts if they have the same understanding of the fact. Avoidable errors in the implementation of projects often result from unclear communication.

As an organization of student consultants, we at 180 Degrees Consulting always cherish the opportunity to exchange knowledge and expertise with professionals in the consulting industry.

We thank Cassini Consulting for the collaboration within our Mid-Cycle Event and for providing us with the materials that allowed us to create this text.