Design Thinking Tools Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Design Thinking Tools 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 991 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 Tools improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 991 standard requirements:

  1. How do you adapt a concept that is highly iterative and collaborative at its core, to a process that gets carried out remotely, while expecting the same level of quality?

  2. Can design thinking help in developing team collaboration and can service design methods be implemented when designing changes to organization design?

  3. How will the client and service provider set targets and measure the impact of innovation in the context of the client–service provider relationship?

  4. Who will be responsible in the client and service provider for making innovation happen in the context of the client–service provider relationship?

  5. What culture does a service provider require to deliver innovation collaboratively with the client organization and potentially third parties?

  6. How will the client and service provider proactively drive innovation activities in the context of the client–service provider relationship?

  7. Does your program have protocols in place for addressing the challenges in a timely, confidential manner that is to your satisfaction?

  8. How will the client and service provider oversee innovation activities in the context of the client–service provider relationship?

  9. What does it take to be a successful leader – particularly in times of rapid change, new competition, and increasing complexity?

  10. How will innovation be reviewed, measured, evolved, and communicated in the context of the client–service provider relationship?


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 Tools book in PDF containing 991 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Activity Duration Estimates: Why should Design Thinking Tools project managers strive to make jobs look easy?

  2. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Which Design Thinking Tools project management knowledge area is least mature?

  3. Schedule Management Plan: Is the ims development and management approach described?

  4. Scope Management Plan: Are you spending the right amount of money for specific tasks?

  5. Lessons Learned: How adequately involved did you feel in Design Thinking Tools project decisions?

  6. Initiating Process Group: Are identified risks being monitored properly, are new risks arising during the Design Thinking Tools project or are foreseen risks occurring?

  7. Risk Management Plan: Are there alternative opinions/solutions/processes you should explore?

  8. Executing Process Group: Were sponsors and decision makers available when needed outside regularly scheduled meetings?

  9. WBS Dictionary: Does the contractors system provide for accurate cost accumulation and assignment to control accounts in a manner consistent with the budgets using recognized acceptable costing techniques?

  10. Change Management Plan: Will the readiness criteria be met prior to the training roll out?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

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


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Design Thinking Tools 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 Tools 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 Tools investments work better.

This Design Thinking Tools 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.