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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with…

  • The latest quick edition of the Product Life Cycle 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 831 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Product Life Cycle improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 831 standard requirements:

  1. Worth what paid for (wwpf): the quantitative evaluation by a person in your customer segment of the question: considering the products and services that we offer, are they worth what clients pay for them?

  2. Identify a product that has been successfully modified to meet changing consumer needs and, as a result, has avoided the decline stage. can we modify the market, the product, or the marketing mix?

  3. Many countries have begun to use less obvious trade barriers as a form of protection. What are these different approaches and how do they make the WTO ability to monitor trade more difficult?

  4. Take a fad product and show how it could be maintained on the market past its fad stage. describe your strategies for doing so. how could the internet be used to aid your strategy?

  5. According to the ideas of the Heckscher-Ohlin model, which of the following countries will most likely specialize in the production of textiles, a product that is very labor intensive?

  6. Why is the volume of trade in business services growing, and how can you go about trying to explain a nations comparative advantage in exporting certain types of business services?

  7. Which of the following suggests that by widening the markets size, international trade can permit longer production runs for manufacturers, which leads to increasing efficiency?

  8. Can we explain the difference between maintaining, harvesting, and dropping a brand in the decline stage. why might we select one of these strategies over the other?

  9. Take any of our products and trace through their likely life cycle. what kind of marketing strategy would you use in each stage to keep the product at the forefront?

  10. Which nation has sometimes been characterized as being a pollution haven due to its lenient environmental standards that encourage the production of pollution-intensive goods?

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 Product Life Cycle book in PDF containing 831 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Schedule Management Plan: Are the schedule estimates reasonable given the Product Life Cycle project?
  2. Lessons Learned: Why does the organization need a lessons learned (LL) capability?
  3. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are the results of quality assurance reviews provided to affected groups & individuals?
  4. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Are the bases and rates for allocating costs from each indirect pool consistently applied?
  5. Schedule Management Plan: Where is the scheduling tool and who has access to it to view it?
  6. Activity Duration Estimates: Are actual Product Life Cycle project results compared with planned or expected results to determine the variance?
  7. Human Resource Management Plan: Identify who is needed on the core Product Life Cycle project team to complete Product Life Cycle project deliverables and achieve its goals and objectives. What skills, knowledge and experiences are required?
  8. Quality Audit: Is the process of self review, learning and improvement endemic throughout the organization?
  9. Requirements Documentation: How do you get the user to tell you what they want?
  10. WBS Dictionary: Does the contractor have procedures which permit identification of recurring or non-recurring costs as necessary?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Product Life Cycle project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Product Life Cycle 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 Product Life Cycle 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 Product Life Cycle investments work better.

This Product Life Cycle 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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