Idea Factory Toolkit: best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Idea Factory Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Idea Factory 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 Idea Factory specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Idea Factory 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 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Idea Factory improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the standard requirements:

  1. How do you determine the key elements that affect Idea Factory workforce satisfaction? how are these elements determined for different workforce groups and segments?

  2. How do our controls stack up?

  3. Who are the key stakeholders?

  4. What counts that we are not counting?

  5. How will we insure seamless interoperability of Idea Factory moving forward?

  6. Is the team formed and are team leaders (Coaches and Management Leads) assigned?

  7. Is a solid data collection plan established that includes measurement systems analysis?

  8. How do we manage Idea Factory Knowledge Management (KM)?

  9. Will team members regularly document their Idea Factory work?

  10. If our company went out of business tomorrow, would anyone who doesnt get a paycheck here care?


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 Idea Factory book in PDF containing requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Idea Factory 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 Idea Factory Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Idea Factory 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 Idea Factory 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 Idea Factory projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Idea Factory Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Idea Factory project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Schedule Management Plan: Is quality monitored from the perspective of the customers needs and expectations?

  2. Team Operating Agreement: Do you upload presentation materials in advance and test the technology?

  3. Human Resource Management Plan: Are issues raised, assessed, actioned, and resolved in a timely and efficient manner?

  4. Activity Duration Estimates: Do procedures exist that identify when and how human resources are introduced and removed from the Idea Factory project?

  5. Executing Process Group: Why should Idea Factory project managers strive to make their jobs look easy?

  6. Procurement Audit: Are all mutilated and voided checks retained for proper accounting of pre-numbered checks?

  7. Cost Baseline: How long are you willing to wait before you find out were late?

  8. Scope Management Plan: Product Ð what are you trying to accomplish and how will you know when you are finished?

  9. Activity Cost Estimates: What is the last item a Idea Factory project manager must do to finalize Idea Factory project close-out?

  10. Executing Process Group: Mitigate. What will you do to minimize the impact should a risk event occur?

 
Step-by-step and complete Idea Factory Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Idea Factory project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Idea Factory project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Idea Factory 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 Idea Factory 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 Idea Factory 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 Idea Factory project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Idea Factory project with this in-depth Idea Factory Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Idea Factory 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 Idea Factory 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 Idea Factory investments work better.

This Idea Factory 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.

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  • 5
    Thank you. I would very much like to read your publication and share my views on our blog to reach our English and Spanish customers.

    Posted by James S. on 5th Sep 2018

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  • 5
    Thank you again for sharing your expertise with us.

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    Ken W. Publisher & VP, Sales and Marketing

  • 5
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    DAVIN B. Systems Manager

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  • 5
    Super helpful.. Love how the full assessment helps me take full control of this project!

    Posted by Brett O. on 3rd Sep 2018

    BRETT O. Strategist

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    MARIETTA W. Senior Consultant

    Posted by MARIETTA W. on 4th Aug 2018

    Standard Requirements is a straightforward guide. It is a tool to help develop a detailed vision of all areas impacted by an implementation, and a useful tool for scoring readiness and implementation quality.

  • 5
    It is a pleasure to know about new tools to improve our performance. Let me congratulate to you about your new achievement.

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  • 5
    Spot on, thank you. Will study your book to help my clients.

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    WALTER H. Business Coach