Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Design-to-Cost Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Design-to-Cost 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-to-Cost specific requirements:
STEP 1: Get your bearings
- The latest quick edition of the Design-to-Cost 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 990 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-to-Cost improvements can be made.
Examples; 10 of the 990 standard requirements:
- What incentives might your organization offer to manufacturers to make your organization case to provide equipment and labor at no cost to your organization for each of the proof of concept validation sites?
- How can servers be deployed in the most optimal way to operate at the lowest cost for power and environmental control, while meeting the design objectives for Availability, Capacity and Continuity?
- Are there established cost-reporting mechanisms to control changes resulting from project design development and schedule after advanced planning/preliminary design estimates are prepared?
- Have the owner and project team conducted feasibility and cost analyzes to determine the most effective methods for energy reduction and incorporated them into the design?
- Is it possible to develop a Conflict Matrix that would allow consultants on contractors (both prime and sub) to understand which companies may pose a conflict of interest?
- How to design compensation, salary, benefits and rewards management programs that meet business needs, as cost effectiveness, business growth, retention, performance, etc?
- If on projects to date, cost savings were assured late in the project, when investment opportunities had shrunk. How do you make investments when the lever arm is longer?
- Are lots tracked at every step in the process from receiving to manufacturing to shipping, capturing materials, production resources, people, processes, steps, and time?
- Can the design be altered to avoid unnecessary handling and processing resulting from corresponding things as riveting and spot welding on the same subassembly part?
- Is the performed activity designed to benefit the operating unit(s) and would an independent organization have been willing to pay for it or perform it themselves?
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-to-Cost book in PDF containing 990 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...
Your Design-to-Cost 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-to-Cost Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Design-to-Cost 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-to-Cost 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-to-Cost projects with the 62 implementation resources:
- 62 step-by-step Design-to-Cost Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Design-to-Cost project requirements and success criteria:
Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:
- Probability and Impact Matrix: Are there alternative opinions/solutions/processes you should explore?
- Team Directory: Timing: when do the effects of communication take place?
- Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Is changing technology threatening your organizations position?
- Cost Management Plan: Is a pmo (Design-to-Cost project management office) in place and provide oversight to the Design-to-Cost project?
- Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: Just how important is your work to the overall success of the Design-to-Cost project?
- Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Detailed schedules which support control account and work package start and completion dates/events?
- Duration Estimating Worksheet: Done before proceeding with this activity or what can be done concurrently?
- Procurement Audit: Is there a policy covering the relationship of other departments with vendors?
- Project Scope Statement: Are the meetings set up to have assigned note takers that will add action/issues to the issue list?
- Activity Duration Estimates: Are tools and techniques defined for gathering, integrating and distributing Design-to-Cost project outputs?
Step-by-step and complete Design-to-Cost Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.
1.0 Initiating Process Group:
- 1.1 Design-to-Cost project Charter
- 1.2 Stakeholder Register
- 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix
2.0 Planning Process Group:
- 2.1 Design-to-Cost 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-to-Cost 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-to-Cost 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-to-Cost 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-to-Cost project or Phase Close-Out
- 5.4 Lessons Learned
With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Design-to-Cost project with this in-depth Design-to-Cost Toolkit.
In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:
- Diagnose Design-to-Cost 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-to-Cost 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-to-Cost investments work better.
This Design-to-Cost 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.