Design for X Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Design for X 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 Design for X improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. What aspects of the design/analysis, prototyping and operations of high-performance engineering systems are particularly suited for application of computational intelligence tools?

  2. Who wants a hidden bug to pop up a few years down the line due to a new synthesis release choosing a different minimization and breaking a supposedly mature and validated design?

  3. What if a senior design team wants to go from emulating being part of a start-up to actually starting up your organization to take its senior design product to market?

  4. Are there designated people and procedures in place for monitoring the early warnings of increasing threat levels and an escalation of security efforts in response?

  5. Are the traditional methods of comparison, as direct labor costs or cost percentage allocated to assembly for each material type, truly adequate or relevant?

  6. What is the name for a matrix that helps a product design team translate customer requirements into operating and engineering goals?

  7. Do you reduce the complexity of your product to minimize the number of lifecycle process steps and time needed to deliver its value?

  8. Are enough people been reached with strategies of sufficient strength (impact per person reached) to expect population-level change?

  9. How do you source new ideas, refine and iterate product design and engineering, and move them along a product development pathway?

  10. Do you substitute something in your product offering that will increase your customer satisfaction, yet shorten preparation time?


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 for X book in PDF containing 999 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Project or Phase Close-Out: Were messages directly related to the release strategy or phases of the Design for X project?

  2. Probability and Impact Matrix: Risk categorization -which of your categories has more risk than others?

  3. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: How are you predicting what future (work)loads will be?

  4. Cost Baseline: Have the resources used by the Design for X project been reassigned to other units or Design for X projects?

  5. Project Scope Statement: Is there a baseline plan against which to measure progress?

  6. Requirements Management Plan: How will bidders price evaluations be done, by deliverables, phases, or in a big bang?

  7. Change Management Plan: What is the worst thing that can happen if you chose not to communicate this information?

  8. Cost Estimating Worksheet: Identify the timeframe necessary to monitor progress and collect data to determine how the selected measure has changed?

  9. Probability and Impact Matrix: Does the Design for X project team have experience with the technology to be implemented?

  10. Change Management Plan: Do the proposed users have access to the appropriate documentation?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Design for X project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Design for X 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 for X 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 for X 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 for X 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 for X 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 for X project with this in-depth Design for X Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Design for X 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 for X 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 for X investments work better.

This Design for X 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.