Cost of Quality Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Cost of Quality 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 997 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Cost of Quality improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 997 standard requirements:

  1. Does the technology offer either opportunities for substantial improvement in performance or the potential to provide at least the same quality of performance at a substantially reduced cost?

  2. Does the budget include the costs of continuous quality and program improvement, as adapting and improving services over time to meet changing participant and human services provider needs?

  3. Are automated processes being risk assessed for data quality, the accuracy of algorithms and outputs and is internal audit equipped to confirm that technologies are working as intended?

  4. Which is a management technique that enables organizations to develop strategically important systems faster, while reducing development costs and maintaining quality?

  5. Are mechanisms in place to capture the necessary data to inform quality service provision, competent case management and feed into the overall cycle of commissioning?

  6. What architectures, technologies, strategies and operational process improvements will enable IT operations to reduce costs without sacrificing quality of service?

  7. Can the quality and quantity of service output that the private partner must deliver be clearly measured so as to deal with possible cost and quality trade-offs?

  8. Does the quality system in the Project Manual description identify in general terms the already stated items, programs, or activities to which it applies?

  9. What means and methods identify the costs and benefits of fuels with varying quality characteristics, considering possible impacts on boiler operation?

  10. Is your organizational structure, responsibility and authority of all personnel related to product, process, and quality system activities documented?


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 Cost of Quality book in PDF containing 997 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step Cost of Quality Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Cost of Quality project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Procurement Audit: How do you deal with budget constrains and assurance needs?

  2. Team Performance Assessment: What structural changes have you made or are you preparing to make?

  3. Scope Management Plan: Does all Cost of Quality project documentation reside in a common repository for easy access?

  4. Project Management Plan: Is there anything you would now do differently on your Cost of Quality project based on past experience?

  5. Executing Process Group: How is Cost of Quality project performance information created and distributed?

  6. Assumption and Constraint Log: Have the scope, objectives, costs, benefits and impacts been communicated to all involved and/or impacted stakeholders and work groups?

  7. Scope Management Plan: Are the quality tools and methods identified in the Quality Plan appropriate to the Cost of Quality project?

  8. Activity Resource Requirements: Do you use tools like decomposition and rolling-wave planning to produce the activity list and other outputs?

  9. Lessons Learned: Was there enough support Ð guidance, clerical support, training?

  10. Team Performance Assessment: To what degree is the team cognizant of small wins to be celebrated along the way?

 
Step-by-step and complete Cost of Quality Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Cost of Quality project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Cost of Quality project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Cost of Quality 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 Cost of Quality 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 Cost of Quality 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 Cost of Quality 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 Cost of Quality project with this in-depth Cost of Quality Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Cost of Quality 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 Cost of Quality 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 Cost of Quality investments work better.

This Cost of Quality 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.