Tools and Templates - Strategy Development

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This tool encourages equal opportunity ideation between all participants, regardless of their standing within the team or organizations. Use when the group is in danger of domination by certain participants, or when...
The C&E Matrix is used to quantitatively relate the impact of inputs (X's) on the customer outputs (Y's) of a given process. The C&E Matrix template provides a framework for this evaluation.
Project prioritization is one of the most important aspects of Lean Six Sigma. This C&E Matrix template can be used to prioritize projects based on quantitative evaluation.
Investigate the root causes of performance problems. Use this tool, also known as fishbone diagram to brainstorm and categorize the variables that might be causing poor performance in your new process, product service...
Identify the key input-output relationships in need of attention. Use this tool to determine which critical process inputs have the most impact on your process output. You can use this tool after the Cause & Effect...
The Force Field analysis identifies the forces and factors that impact a solution, so that positives can be reinforced and negatives can be eliminated. This worksheet provides a framework for the development of a Force...
Strategic plans developed using the Hoshin Kanri process are usually visualized in X-Matrices. A Top Level Matrix and a number of 2nd Level Matrices outline Breakthrough Objectives and Top Level Improvement Priorities...
Hypothesis tests are used to determine whether the observed differences between two or more samples are due to random chance or true differences in the samples. Based on the type of data and the situation, there are...
Sometimes to come up with the breakthrough idea you must get silly for the sake of creativity. Use this tool when you are struggling to develop innovative ideas around a particular area.
Use this to to broaden or narrow your innovation focus to ensure that the innovation opportunity is effectively targeted at an actionable level.
This form helps you determine the human need you are trying to fulfill. Use it to understand why customers buy products, services and solutions, answering the question: what is the customer's true need? Do they...
To generate solutions for minimizing and eliminating potential mistakes, use this matrix to come up with new and previously unexplored mistake-proofing ideas. Combine the matrix with the 21 Mistake Proofing Techniques...
The Pareto Principle states that 80% of defects come from 20% of root causes. The Pareto Chart helps to identify those causes that contribute the most defects to a product or process. This template provides a structure...
This Process Management Assessment Tool is designed to give a structure to managing and monitoring your core business processes. Use this form with your process owners and operational managers to rate your daily process...
Blocked in your idea generation? Use this to to step around the roadblocks in your thinking. This tool forces your team to question the status quo, shock yourself and your team into a new reality. The perfect "What...
Evaluate all your design concepts to create the invincible solution. Use this tool when you need to evaluate ideas against a set of criteria related to solution-neutral outcome expectations or when you need to evaluate...
Ask eight important questions to develop more potential ideas for your opportunity. Use this tool when when you have an idea or set of ideas that need to be made even stronger. It is especially helpful in a mature...
SCORE is Lean Method Group's methodology for driving Kaizen events. The event charter is a format that can be used after the event to communicate the goal of the event to others in the organization.
SCORE is Lean Method Group's methodology for driving Kaizen events. This worksheet allows teams to quantitatively evaluate and rank specific events in order to prioritize them for implementation.
SCORE is Lean Method's Group's methodology for driving Kaizen events. This worksheet allows companies to quantitatively evaluate and rank potential team leaders in order to select them for leading Kaizen...
Identify the key inputs and outputs of your process. Use this tool when you need a shared understanding of how your process currently works (Select and Clarify), how you plan to produce and deliver your innovation to...
A SIPOC is a type of process map that includes the identification of the basic elements of a process: Suppliers, Inputs, Process Steps, Outputs and Customers. This worksheet presents a format in which all information...
The Stakeholder Analysis is a tool used to understand stakeholders' views and attitudes towards the change so that you can respond to them in the best possible way. This template includes a stakeholder analysis you...