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.

 

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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 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 standard requirements:

  1. How do you manage and improve your Think tank work systems to deliver customer value and achieve organizational success and sustainability?

  2. What successful thing are we doing today that may be blinding us to new growth opportunities?

  3. At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once Think tank is put into production (e.g., ongoing Risk Management after implementation)?

  4. How do our controls stack up?

  5. What is the minimum educational requirement for potential new hires?

  6. How will variation in the actual durations of each activity be dealt with to ensure that the expected Think tank results are met?

  7. What is the purpose of Think tank in relation to the mission?

  8. Where is our petri dish?

  9. What potential megatrends could make our business model obsolete?

  10. How will measures be used to manage and adapt?

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 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 6000 Think tank project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Team Performance Assessment: To what degree do all members feel responsible for all agreed-upon measures?
  2. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Are significant decision points, constraints, and interfaces identified as key milestones?
  3. Human Resource Management Plan: Does the schedule include Think tank project management time and change request analysis time?
  4. Risk Management Plan: Is the necessary data being captured and is it complete and accurate?
  5. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are meeting minutes captured and sent out after the meeting?
  6. Lessons Learned: What was the single greatest success and the single greatest shortcoming or challenge from the Think tank projects perspective?
  7. Probability and Impact Matrix: What will be the environmental impact of the Think tank project?
  8. Project Performance Report: What is the degree to which rules govern information exchange between groups?
  9. Executing Process Group: What does it mean to take a systems view of a Think tank project?
  10. Probability and Impact Assessment: What are the industrial relations prevailing in your organization?

 
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:

 

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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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