Activity Based Costing Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Activity Based Costing 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 990 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Activity Based Costing improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 990 standard requirements:

  1. Do the estimate summary and detailed reports provide cost totals for each activity in the activity dictionary and for each cost element in the cost estimate?

  2. Has an activity dictionary been developed for the program, including detailed descriptions of activities associated with the work to be performed?

  3. Are indirect, overhead, or other costs that are distributed among activities included in the cost estimate clearly and individually identified?

  4. Are time and cost assumptions and cost elements associated with each activity clearly identified, defined, and documented in the cost estimate?

  5. Are activities, quantities, and unit costs associated with the work to be performed clearly identified and defined in the cost estimate?

  6. Why are overhead rates in activity-based costing based on the level of activity at capacity rather than the budgeted level of activity?

  7. Has the cost estimate been updated in a timely manner in response to relevant changes in its basis, background data, or assumptions?

  8. Are direct costs that are associated with individual activities included in the cost estimate clearly and individually identified?

  9. Are the assumptions and exclusions upon which the cost estimate is based clearly identified and defined in the cost estimate?

  10. Is there a link between the knowledge rate of the approach by activities and the characteristics of the financial officers?


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 Activity Based Costing book in PDF containing 990 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step Activity Based Costing Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Activity Based Costing project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Requirements Management Plan: Define the help desk model. who will take full responsibility?

  2. Human Resource Management Plan: Are meeting minutes captured and sent out after the meeting?

  3. Procurement Audit: Were products/services not received within the prescribed time limit?

  4. Procurement Audit: Is there a general policy on approval of purchases?

  5. Quality Management Plan: Does a documented Activity Based Costing project organizational policy & plan (i.e. governance model) exist?

  6. Stakeholder Management Plan: Does the detailed work plan match the complexity of tasks with the capabilities of personnel?

  7. Procurement Audit: Were standards, certifications and evidence required admissible?

  8. Procurement Audit: Were the tender documents comprehensive, transparent and free from restrictions or conditions which would discriminate against certain suppliers?

  9. Human Resource Management Plan: Is it possible to track all classes of Activity Based Costing project work (e.g. scheduled, un-scheduled, defect repair, etc.)?

  10. Schedule Management Plan: Do Activity Based Costing project managers participating in the Activity Based Costing project know the Activity Based Costing projects true status first hand?

 
Step-by-step and complete Activity Based Costing Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Activity Based Costing project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Activity Based Costing project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Activity Based Costing 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 Activity Based Costing 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 Activity Based Costing 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 Activity Based Costing 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 Activity Based Costing project with this in-depth Activity Based Costing Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Activity Based Costing 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 Activity Based Costing 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 Activity Based Costing investments work better.

This Activity Based Costing 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.