Reducing Costs Toolkit

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Manage timely service support for technical problems, monitoring, testing and demonstrations that results in minimizing downtime, reducing costs and highlighting your products capabilities are critical to success.

More Uses of the Reducing Costs Toolkit:

  • Stay in front of the challenge while reducing costs.

  • Secure that your organization directs review of tools and technologies for improving performance and reducing costs.

  • Use data to drive strategic and operational decisions that help optimize performance by reducing costs, increasing revenue, and increasing Customer Success.

  • Arrange that your organization identifies requirements, develops, and implements analytical tools that identify areas for improving Service Levels, reducing costs, and enhancing operations.

  • Be certain that your organization directs involvement with improving operating efficiencies, reducing costs, identifying unfavorable trends, and taking timely Corrective Actions.

  • Be accountable for reducing costs in production.

  • Be accountable for scanning the competitive environment, leading business planning process and providing strategies to drive profitable service line growth while reducing costs per case.

  • Continue to develop people, improving processes, reducing costs, quality monitoring and improvements, and On Time Delivery.

  • Perform trend analysis and develop action plans for improving service timeliness and reducing costs.

  • Arrange that your organization develops and implements analytical tools that identify areas for improving Service Levels, reducing costs, and enhancing operations.

  • Manage work with business units to achieve success by increasing productivity, reducing costs, and improving processes.

  • Arrange that your organization identifies opportunities to standardize DevSecOps practices and environments, with a focus on reducing costs and improving speed to delivery.

  • Deploy and implement IT systems to meet Business Objectives, as increasing productivity and efficiency, supporting innovation and reducing costs.

  • Secure that your organization utilizes lean principles to improve capacity, reducing costs, and meet production needs.

  • Be accountable for analyzing and reducing costs in production.

  • Be accountable for improving the Supply Chain by reducing costs and maintaining standards for Product Quality.

  • Secure that your organization has success in delivering key initiatives, as technology migrations, new product launches, deployment of business applications, and reducing costs and inefficiencies.

  • Assure your organization advises clients in reducing costs while offering competitive benefits options.

  • Be accountable for reducing costs and cycle times through use of technology, machinery, employee efficiency, or Process Improvements.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Reducing Costs 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 Reducing Costs improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 990 standard requirements:

  1. Why would a senior manager or for that matter any process manager wish to benchmark with your organization that delivers an outcome better than the outcome currently delivered?

  2. Can targeted Natural Resource Management make a substantial and cost effective contribution to reducing the vulnerability of human systems to climate related Natural hazards?

  3. What steps do you feel Risk Benefit Analysis should take to ensure that all possible strategies for reducing risks from a particular problem are considered for costing?

  4. Does the most important customer require your organization to adapt the delivery to the fluctuating requirements in terms of production volume and delivery volume?

  5. Does the most important customer require your organization to adapt delivery to the changing requirement in terms of delivery frequency and delivery time?

  6. How much money and time could your organization save by reducing time to hire, increasing Employee Engagement, and retaining high performance employees?

  7. How do you reduce the cost of managing your complex, siloed licensing systems, while reducing the risk of fraud and improving convenience for users?

  8. What is your organizations response to accident, which disable your organization to produce the required orders from the most important customer?

  9. Is your organization busy with reducing costs, controlling quality and managing the brand at the expense of growth, innovation and branding?

  10. Does the new communication technology provide a competitive advantage for the project by reducing cost, saving time, or preventing mistakes?

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 Reducing Costs book in PDF containing 990 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Schedule Management Plan: Are trade-offs between accepting the risk and mitigating the risk identified?

  2. Lessons Learned: Was sufficient time allocated to review Reducing Costs project deliverables?

  3. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Which conditions out of the control of the management are crucial for the achievement of the outputs?

  4. Resource Breakdown Structure: Which Resource Planning tool provides information on resource responsibility and accountability?

  5. Procurement Management Plan: Is the Reducing Costs project schedule available for all Reducing Costs project team members to review?

  6. Team Operating Agreement: Are there differences in access to communication and collaboration technology based on team member location?

  7. Requirements Management Plan: Did you distinguish the scope of work the contractor(s) will be required to do?

  8. Procurement Management Plan: Are meeting minutes captured and sent out after meetings?

  9. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Does each role with Accountable responsibility have the authority within your organization to make the required decisions?

  10. Procurement Audit: Has the expected benefits from realisation of the procurement Reducing Costs project been calculated?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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 Reducing Costs 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 Reducing Costs project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Reducing Costs project with this in-depth Reducing Costs Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Reducing Costs 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 Reducing Costs 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 Reducing Costs investments work better.

This Reducing Costs 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.