Problem Solving Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Problem Solving 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 994 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Problem Solving improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 994 standard requirements:

  1. How much of different digital exposures should be provided in order to demonstrate positive impact on the confidence of using technology, problem solving, engagement, and productivity improvement?

  2. Did the candidate use participative decision making, goal setting, and/or constructive confrontation to build commitment to perform separate tasks in an integrated/productive way?

  3. Did the candidate make a time commitment and/or show understanding/genuine care for another person, even if that persons behavior/attitude could have made the effort unrewarding?

  4. What should your organization do when the process includes a balanced representation of the diverse stakeholders that have an interest in the issues being considered?

  5. Did the candidate use an influence strategy for a legitimate organizational goal, based on preferences/issues/characteristics of individuals and/or corporate culture?

  6. What do we do to better engage communities in monitoring, problem analysis, and problem solving; striving to health and social equity; and increasing social capital?

  7. Should the results of privately convened collaborative processes be given special weight or consideration by departments and, if so, how and under what conditions?

  8. Did the candidate recognize a negative attitude in himself/herself or another person, have insight into its causes, and take constructive corrective action?

  9. Did the candidate use a planning tool or formal process to do structured planning, perhaps on a complex project involving significant resources or risk?

  10. Did the candidate develop a unique product/solution/idea into a marketplace product, rather than being pure research, perhaps as part of a team effort?


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 Problem Solving book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are issues raised, assessed, actioned, and resolved in a timely and efficient manner?

  2. Schedule Management Plan: Identify the amount of schedule variation that triggers a warning. What happens if a warning is triggered?

  3. Initiating Process Group: Does the Problem Solving project team have enough people to execute the Problem Solving project plan?

  4. WBS Dictionary: Is all budget available as management reserve identified and excluded from the performance measurement baseline?

  5. Project Scope Statement: If you were to write a list of what should not be included in the scope statement, what are the things that you would recommend be described as out-of-scope?

  6. Quality Management Plan: What process do you use to minimize errors, defects, and rework?

  7. Project Charter: Major high-level milestone targets: what events measure progress?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Have the procedures for identifying budget variances been followed?

  9. Initiating Process Group: Have requirements been tested, approved, and fulfill the Problem Solving project scope?

  10. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Resource providers; who can provide resources to ensure the implementation of the Problem Solving project?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Problem Solving project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Problem Solving 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 Problem Solving 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 Problem Solving investments work better.

This Problem Solving 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.