Design Brief Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Design Brief 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 995 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Design Brief improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 995 standard requirements:

  1. Have you made an explicit link between your research, including the products environment, its use, the user/consumer, research into existing products, and your design direction?

  2. Is there an explanation as to why certain design briefs more frequently mentioned environmental sustainability elements in the design briefs than others?

  3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a design team approach versus an individual approach in the problem solving process?

  4. What other applications do you see for a design that reduces the number of components and processes required to manufacture it?

  5. Should the architect and builder take future resale value into consideration during the design and planning process?

  6. Can an instrument be developed from the indicators that validly and reliably assesses employees outcomes in design?

  7. What is the difference between incremental design, radical design, convergent thinking and and divergent thinking?

  8. What strategies, skills, and tools are effective in facilitating communication between designers and clients?

  9. Which disciplines involves the complex analysis, design, and development of solutions to technical problems?

  10. Why do people associate a designs aesthetic value with its functional efficiency and structural resilience?


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 Design Brief book in PDF containing 995 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Project Charter: Success determination factors: how will the success of the Design Brief project be determined from the customers perspective?

  2. Quality Management Plan: How do your action plans support the strategic objectives?

  3. Quality Audit: What data about organizational performance is routinely collected and reported?

  4. Human Resource Management Plan: Are Design Brief project team members involved in detailed estimating and scheduling?

  5. Procurement Audit: How is the evaluation of contract performance organized?

  6. Procurement Audit: Is the procurement function/unit organized the most appropriate way taking into consideration the actual tasks which the department has to carry out?

  7. Lessons Learned: Was the Design Brief project manager sufficiently experienced, skilled, trained, supported?

  8. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Is there a reason why you are or are not not using an external rating system?

  9. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that the research supervision provided to its staff is appropriately effective and constructive?

  10. Quality Management Plan: Have Design Brief project management standards and procedures been established and documented?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Design Brief project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Design Brief 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 Design Brief 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 Design Brief investments work better.

This Design Brief 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.