Systems Thinking Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

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

Examples; 10 of the 995 standard requirements:

  1. Which decisions does your organization need to make as soon as it has identified the activities from the value chain that are bringing the highest added value to customers?

  2. What experiences do participants have of applying causal pathway thinking, or evaluating culture, processes, or stakeholder relationships in a responsible business context?

  3. Is diversity in your organization, to the extent that it exists, the product of different levels of resourcing rather than any genuine difference in aspiration or mission?

  4. What types of natural and social capital should be maintained in your system, regardless of changes that might occur, to enable reorganization and renewal?

  5. How are the dynamics similar for organizations, sectors, or communities working on climate change projects who only communicate virtually with one another?

  6. What kinds of inherent pressures and constraints may accumulate in your organization or more broadly as a result of successes related to climate change?

  7. What includes support-value activities and primary-value activities and is used to determine how to create the greatest possible value for customers?

  8. What about the generally accepted notion that someone who seeks organization control is an unpleasant personality, someone who needs to loosen up?

  9. Are there power dynamics in the social domain of your focal system that significantly influence how the system is structured and how it functions?

  10. Did you leap up, run out and comb through annual reports to collect accurate sales data for the preceding ten years and use it to drive the model?


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

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Schedule Management Plan: Perform reality checks on schedules Ð are all tasks included?

  2. Network Diagram: If x is long, what would be the completion time if you break x into two parallel parts of y weeks and z weeks?

  3. Team Member Performance Assessment: In what areas would you like to concentrate your knowledge and resources?

  4. Procurement Audit: How do you confirm whether the contracted organization supplied the goods or executed the work as per the quality, quantity and price indicated in the contract agreement/ supply order?

  5. Scope Management Plan: Is there a Systems Thinking project organization chart showing the reporting relationships and responsibilities for each position?

  6. Probability and Impact Assessment: Have decisions that should be left open because of inadequate information on technology been identified and responsibility assigned for reducing the uncertainty?

  7. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are meeting minutes captured and sent out after the meeting?

  8. Activity Duration Estimates: Are processes defined to monitor Systems Thinking project cost and schedule variances?

  9. Probability and Impact Assessment: Are trained personnel, including supervisors and Systems Thinking project managers, available to handle such a large Systems Thinking project?

  10. Scope Management Plan: Does the business case include how the Systems Thinking project aligns with your organizations strategic goals & objectives?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

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


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Systems 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 Systems 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 Systems Thinking investments work better.

This Systems 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.