Think Tank Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Think Tank 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 997 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Think Tank improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 997 standard requirements:

  1. Do any of the models of advocacy demonstrate an advantage in terms of the duration and/or intensity of support required to achieve a positive outcome for consumers?

  2. What information do other organizations need from customers to contextualize advocacy, relating results to the actual customer experience a call center?

  3. Do you have any examples of advocacy departments contributing to public policy consultations, research, evaluation, planning or decision making?

  4. When a customer makes a complaint that relates to an insurance policy, is that complaint generally handled by the group customer relations team?

  5. What arguments, communication strategies, or advocacy strategies are likely to be persuasive to potential champions and decision makers?

  6. Are the news organizations receiving development information and ideas in forms that make it easy for them to comprehend and use?

  7. Have you come across examples of good/best practice around resource management that are more applicable to some advocacy models?

  8. Are there circumstances where each of the models of advocacy is most likely to achieve a positive outcome for the consumer?

  9. Are there circumstances where a particular model of advocacy is most likely to achieve a positive outcome for the consumer?

  10. Is there an ongoing, regular communication mechanism with the key decision makers in the already stated news organizations?


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 Think Tank book in PDF containing 997 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Project Management Plan: Does the implementation plan have an appropriate division of responsibilities?

  2. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: Is there sufficient time allotted between the general system design and the detailed system design phases?

  3. Scope Management Plan: Have all involved Think Tank project stakeholders and work groups committed to the Think Tank project?

  4. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are modeling techniques used to determine overall effects of risks on Think Tank project objectives for high probability, high impact risks?

  5. Quality Management Plan: Is the steering committee active in Think Tank project oversight?

  6. WBS Dictionary: Does the scheduling system provide for the identification of work progress against technical and other milestones, and also provide for forecasts of completion dates of scheduled work?

  7. Team Performance Assessment: To what degree are the members clear on what they are individually responsible for and what they are jointly responsible for?

  8. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that the research supervision provided to its staff is appropriately effective and constructive?

  9. Project Performance Report: To what degree do team members frequently explore the teams purpose and its implications?

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

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Think Tank project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Think Tank 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 Think Tank 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 Think Tank investments work better.

This Think Tank 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.