Design Thinking Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

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

Examples; 10 of the 995 standard requirements:

  1. Is design readiness, the measure of how ready your organization was to absorb design thinking principles and practices, sufficient to ensure successful embedding of design capabilities?

  2. Which concepts are required for communication in order to establish a model for shared understanding amongst participants with heterogeneous background?

  3. How does a corporation move from an engineering-driven philosophy to one of integrated partnership between business, product design, and engineering?

  4. Why and how is design thinking applied for service innovation projects, and what are the benefits of, and challenges to, adoption of design thinking?

  5. When and how in the design process do you include sustainability aspects, and thinking about the environmental consequences of your design?

  6. How do you boost your employees literacy and address all the interconnected elements of emotion, cognition, and higher-order thinking?

  7. How many times can users be disappointed in performance or reliability before the level of embracing quality slips towards rejected?

  8. Can a supervisory balance be struck that continues to stimulate innovation while at the same time protecting customers and markets?

  9. How are you leveraging the power of conversation as a core process for thinking together in designing strategic change initiatives?

  10. How might you ensure that under-resourced organizations and employees have an equal opportunity to benefit from design thinking?


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

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Team Member Status Report: Will the staff do training or is that done by a third party?

  2. Stakeholder Management Plan: What is the general purpose in defining responsibilities of the already stated affiliated with the Design Thinking project?

  3. Probability and Impact Matrix: How will economic events and trends likely affect the Design Thinking project?

  4. Human Resource Management Plan: Are enough systems & user personnel assigned to the Design Thinking project?

  5. Activity Attributes: How many resources do you need to complete the work scope within a limit of X number of days?

  6. Change Management Plan: Does this change represent a completely new process for your organization, or a different application of an existing process?

  7. Lessons Learned: What is the proportion of in-house and contractor personnel authorized for the Design Thinking project?

  8. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that it is effectively and constructively guiding staff through to timely completion of tasks?

  9. Scope Management Plan: Were Design Thinking project team members involved in detailed estimating and scheduling?

  10. Procurement Audit: Are buyers rotated so that they do not deal with the same vendors year in and year out?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

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


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Design Thinking 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 Thinking 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 Thinking 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 Thinking 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 Thinking 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 Thinking project with this in-depth Design Thinking Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Design Thinking 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 Thinking 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 Thinking investments work better.

This Design Thinking 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.