Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Tools for Thought Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Tools for Thought related project.
Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.
The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Tools for Thought specific requirements:
STEP 1: Get your bearings
- The latest quick edition of the Tools for Thought Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.
Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…
- Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation
Then find your goals…
STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track
Featuring 707 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Tools for Thought improvements can be made.
Examples; 10 of the 707 standard requirements:
- Are there any easy-to-implement alternatives to Tools for Thought? Sometimes other solutions are available that do not require the cost implications of a full-blown project?
- Are there Tools for Thought problems defined?
- Does the response plan contain a definite closed loop continual improvement scheme (e.g., plan-do-check-act)?
- What to measure and why?
- How is progress measured?
- Teaches and consults on quality process improvement, project management, and accelerated Tools for Thought techniques
- How can auditing be a preventative security measure?
- Are there recognized Tools for Thought problems?
- What role does communication play in the success or failure of a Tools for Thought project?
- What is our question?
Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:
- The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Tools for Thought book in PDF containing 707 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…
Your Tools for Thought self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:
- The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Tools for Thought Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Tools for Thought areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:
- Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
- Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Tools for Thought Self-Assessment
- Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
- Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:
STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy
The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Tools for Thought projects with the 62 implementation resources:
- 62 step-by-step Tools for Thought Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Tools for Thought project requirements and success criteria:
Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:
- Activity Cost Estimates: How and when do you enter into Tools for Thought project Procurement Management?
- Activity Duration Estimates: What is the shortest possible time it will take to complete this Tools for Thought project?
- Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: Is there sufficient time allotted between the general system design and the detailed system design phases?
- Quality Audit: How does the organization know that its public relations and marketing systems are appropriately effective and constructive?
- Project Scope Statement: Is there a baseline plan against which to measure progress?
- Requirements Traceability Matrix: Do we have a clear understanding of all subcontracts in place?
- Procurement Audit: Were all interested operators allowed the opportunity to participate?
- Roles and Responsibilities: Authority: What areas/Tools for Thought projects in your work do you have the authority to decide upon and act on those decisions?
- Probability and Impact Assessment: Do the people have the right combinations of skills?
- Probability and Impact Matrix: What will be the likely political situation during the life of the Tools for Thought project?
Step-by-step and complete Tools for Thought Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.
1.0 Initiating Process Group:
- 1.1 Tools for Thought project Charter
- 1.2 Stakeholder Register
- 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix
2.0 Planning Process Group:
- 2.1 Tools for Thought project Management Plan
- 2.2 Scope Management Plan
- 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
- 2.4 Requirements Documentation
- 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
- 2.6 Tools for Thought project Scope Statement
- 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
- 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
- 2.9 WBS Dictionary
- 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
- 2.11 Activity List
- 2.12 Activity Attributes
- 2.13 Milestone List
- 2.14 Network Diagram
- 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
- 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
- 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
- 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
- 2.19 Tools for Thought project Schedule
- 2.20 Cost Management Plan
- 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
- 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
- 2.23 Cost Baseline
- 2.24 Quality Management Plan
- 2.25 Quality Metrics
- 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
- 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
- 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
- 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
- 2.30 Communications Management Plan
- 2.31 Risk Management Plan
- 2.32 Risk Register
- 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
- 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
- 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
- 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
- 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
- 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
- 2.39 Change Management Plan
3.0 Executing Process Group:
- 3.1 Team Member Status Report
- 3.2 Change Request
- 3.3 Change Log
- 3.4 Decision Log
- 3.5 Quality Audit
- 3.6 Team Directory
- 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
- 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
- 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
- 3.10 Issue Log
4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:
- 4.1 Tools for Thought project Performance Report
- 4.2 Variance Analysis
- 4.3 Earned Value Status
- 4.4 Risk Audit
- 4.5 Contractor Status Report
- 4.6 Formal Acceptance
5.0 Closing Process Group:
- 5.1 Procurement Audit
- 5.2 Contract Close-Out
- 5.3 Tools for Thought project or Phase Close-Out
- 5.4 Lessons Learned
With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Tools for Thought project with this in-depth Tools for Thought Toolkit.
In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:
- Diagnose Tools for Thought projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
- Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
- Integrate recent advances in Tools for Thought and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines
Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.
Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, ‘What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?’
This Toolkit empowers people to do just that – whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc… – they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Tools for Thought investments work better.
This Tools for Thought All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person:
Includes lifetime updates
Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.