Questions about the mandate – What exactly is it about?



I want to find out if I’m the right man for the job. For this purpose I have developed this questionnaire over the course of time.

The questions should also specify a possible indicative daily rate.

You can use these questions to prepare yourself for the assignment of an Interim Manager.

  • What is the project budget (incl. incidental costs)?
  • What does the provider charge?
  • What is the estimated project duration?
  • How high is the expected share of?
    •  Planning
    • Strategy
    • Advice
    • Implementation
    • Daily business
    • Coaching
  • How do these proportions change in the course of the project?
  • What exactly should change as a result of my assignment?
  • What exactly do you want to achieve financially (calculate ROIM over 2 years)?
  • What exactly do you expect to have achieved by the end of the project (3 top priorities)?
    1.  ___________________
    2.  ___________________
    3.  ___________________
  • What has been done in the past to address this issue?
  • Why was it not successful?
  • What is the sales cycle of products, systems, plants?
    ACTUALLY compare against TARGET: Is this feasible?
  • Is there a business plan?
  • Is there already a strategy paper?
  • What are the typical target customers, key accounts?
  • Structure and organization of the company?
  • What powers and freedoms do I have?
  • Incidental costs and travel expenses must be clearly agreed: Travel, car-km costs for company trips, hotel, train, flight (national/international)
  • Planned holidays?