At Equivalue we offer the best consulting process is the discovery phase. Discovery involves gathering data from multiple sources before the consultants apply their expertise to solve a business problem. The discovery phase of a consulting engagement is therefore key to the consulting process. In a resource-constrained environment, speed and quality are essential to successful client discovery. In this two-part post, we will discuss the importance of accelerating client discovery during a consulting engagement. In this first post, we will outline the discovery phase, examining the process itself, its tendency to be lengthy, and how to determine its success.