Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Idea Management Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Idea Management related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

 

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The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Idea Management specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with…

  • The latest quick edition of the Idea Management 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 636 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Idea Management improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 636 standard requirements:

  1. Think of some innovations you have been associated with. Were they the result of radical events or did the experience result from the accumulation of a series of more minor changes?

  2. Intelligent folk who have no intimate knowledge of your sector or industry are often able to ask all sorts of silly questions, not least Why does it have to be like that?

  3. Think of an occasion when you felt you performed particularly well and another when you were creative. What factors do you think accounted for this?

  4. Are there any elements of your existing organisations activities that are handled in-house that might be more effectively performed by someone else?

  5. Why not let the implementation of collaborative idea management be the driver for boosting the overall innovation efforts in your organization?

  6. Additional guidelines are needed when extending collaborative idea management to customers and partners. Who owns the right to ideas generated?

  7. Collaborative innovation tools: What kind of tools and tool categories exists that can enable, support and stimulate collaborative innovation?

  8. What are the key design rules and success factors to consider when attempting to implement a sustainable system of practices and tools?

  9. If someone submits an idea which is later modified by another person, how can you measure the differences between the two ideas?

  10. How do you effectively use the creative potential of your employees, customers and partners to address the innovation challenge?

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 Idea Management book in PDF containing 636 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…

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

  • 62 step-by-step Idea Management Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Idea Management project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Lessons Learned: How complete and timely were the materials you were provided to decide whether to proceed from one Idea Management project lifecycle phase to the next?
  2. Quality Management Plan: How does your organization use comparative data and information to improve organizational performance?
  3. Quality Management Plan: Does a prospective decision remain the same regardless of what the data shows?
  4. Change Log: Is the requested change request a result of changes in other Idea Management project(s)?
  5. Activity Duration Estimates: Does a process exist to determine which risk events to accept and which events to disregard?
  6. Procurement Management Plan: Does the Business Case include how the Idea Management project aligns with the organizations strategic goals & objectives?
  7. Cost Management Plan: Are assumptions being identified, recorded, analyzed, qualified and closed?
  8. Risk Audit: Strategic business risk audit methodologies; are these an attempt to sell other services, and is management becoming the client of the audit rather than the shareholder?
  9. Formal Acceptance: General estimate of the costs and times to complete the Idea Management project?
  10. Probability and Impact Matrix: What action would you take to the identified risks in the Idea Management project?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Idea Management project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Idea Management 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 Idea Management 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 Idea Management investments work better.

This Idea Management All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person:

 

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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.

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