Cycle Times Toolkit

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Primary responsibility is to design and develop test scripting in automated test frameworks, test analysis, execution and reporting, allowing for Continuous Improvement in test efficiency, test Cycle Times, and completeness of testing coverage.

More Uses of the Cycle Times Toolkit:

  • Warrant that your group applies and promotes Lean Manufacturing techniques to continuously improve Cycle Times and Process Flows.

  • Utilize simulation modeling software to identify and alleviate capacity constraints and improve product Cycle Times.

  • Secure that your enterprise complies; designs, develop, and implements Control Systems to improve production Cycle Times, Product Quality, equipment performance, down time reduction and Process Automation.

  • Manage work with management and cross functional teams to design and implement an overall test Process Governance strategy that brings testing efficiencies, reduces Cycle Times, and lowers costs.

  • Standardize: repeatable services are designed and built to Reduce Costs and Cycle Times, eliminate failures, and improve Customer Satisfaction.

  • Be accountable for Reducing Costs and Cycle Times through use of technology, machinery, employee efficiency, or Process Improvements.

  • Analyze, interpret, synthesize, and communicate findings effectively given short Cycle Times.

  • Make sure that your organization develops divisional and organization wide Process Improvement suggestions to streamline workflow and improve process Cycle Times and accuracy.

  • Calculate schedule durations based off Track Time to enter new project information Cycle Times.

  • Be accountable for tracking, analyzing, reporting KPIs regarding quality, cost, and process Cycle Times.

  • Maintain optimum Cycle Times and production rates consistent with Quality Standards.

  • Manage work with cross functional teams to develop solutions that accelerate Cycle Times, alleviate cumbersome manual processes, and ensure financial results are accurate.

  • Formulate: consistently look for ways to reduce Cycle Times by implementing more effective construction methods.

  • Make sure that your operation develops Process Improvement suggestions to streamline workflow and improve process Cycle Times and accuracy.

  • Manage work with operations to optimize production efficiencies with a focus on Cycle Times, batch sizes, Working Capital, and shift strategies.

  • Be certain that your planning leads Lean Manufacturing initiatives to improve safety, reduce Cycle Times, improve productivity, improve process reliability, and improve Customer Satisfaction with respect to On Time Delivery and quality.

  • Identify new processes and technology to improve Cycle Times, reduce quality defects, and improve ergonomics.

  • Use vi plant monitoring software to review Cycle Times of automation, review and follow up automation projects and installations.

  • Audit: review impacted Business Processes and work with business stakeholders to identify and make business Process Improvements that result in Cost Savings, higher quality, increased efficiencies, lower risk, and shorter Cycle Times.

  • Head: development in an Agile environment, with a focus on fast Cycle Times and continuous deployment.

  • Oversee: work across teams to optimize Process Flows to increase efficiency, reduce Cycle Times for Service Delivery and deliver Customer Satisfaction.

  • Support and document Continuous Improvement opportunities to reduce Cycle Times and reduce scarp and waste.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Cycle Times 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 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Cycle Times improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Are there recognized Cycle Times problems?

  2. Does the problem have ethical dimensions?

  3. What is the output?

  4. Is there an opportunity to verify requirements?

  5. What tests verify requirements?

  6. What are the processes for audit reporting and management?

  7. What are your operating costs?

  8. Has your scope been defined?

  9. How do you lead with Cycle Times in mind?

  10. How likely is the current Cycle Times plan to come in on schedule or on budget?

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 Cycle Times book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step Cycle Times Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Cycle Times project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Cycle Times project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Cycle Times project team have enough people to execute the Cycle Times project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Cycle Times project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Cycle Times 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 Cycle Times 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 Cycle Times investments work better.

This Cycle Times 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.