Our client is Yoda's Phones, a national telecommunications company. They have embarked on a three-year, multi-million dollar digitization program. Unfortunately, two years into the program, they realize they are significantly behind schedule and over budget.
You have been brought in to right the ship and ensure the digitization program is delivered as planned.
What teams would you cut? (Candidate should explain their logic/structure)
This is a candidate-led case based on a real-life BCG project.
This case could be seen across a range of consultancies and is well-suited to test candidates aiming for more operations and technology-based roles (I.e. BCG Platinion, McKinsey Digital, etc).
The case is split into 3 main parts:
The following can be verbally provided to interviewee if asked:
Sky China is a SOE (state-owned enterprise). This means it has the full weight of the Chinese government behind it, allowing it to find cheap capital and be sure of its future.
A good interviewee will understand that profits are likely down due to both rising unit costs and falling revenue.
80% of Sky China's sales are for domestic flights, while 20% are international. The international routes are as one might expect (i.e. Asia-centric, with journeys to major hubs outside Asia such as Dubai, London, Paris, New York, and LA).