Process Tools

Process Tools

Stakeholder Communication Matrix

Stakeholder Communication Matrix

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How do you make sure all the stakeholders are informed when change is coming? Some people need detailed information, others only need general information. The Stakeholder Communication Matrix helps you plan and follow up on communication throughout the organization.

 

Action Items Log

Action Items Log helps you get all the work done.

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How do you know when project tasks are falling behind? Where do you begin to follow up with team members? Someone gave you an update, but you can’t remember it now. What was it? The Action Items Log helps you log and follow up on things to keep your projects on track.

 

Work-planning Tool

Work-planning Tool

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When you’re asked to take on a new, exciting project, how do you know if you really can complete it successfully? Use this Work-planning tool to analyze your current responsibilities and consider various “what if” scenarios before you make a commitment you can’t keep.

 

 Meeting Agenda

Agendas help meet meeting objectives.

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Are your meetings effective? Do they have set objectives and meet those objectives? Are others pleased with meetings, or do they complain meetings are a waste of time. Try this Agenda to have more effective meetings.

 

Decision Tool

With the Decision Tool, you can quickly make smart decisions based on facts.

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Do you ever find yourself going in circles and not getting closer to making a decision? Decisions made using a systematic approach and documented facts with this Decision Tool are easy to analyze and difficult to argue against.

 

Priority Matrix

Prioritization Matrix Sample

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While the amount of time available does not change, the volume of work required continually increases. This visual tool helps business leaders and their team prioritize their work.

 

Top-Down Activity Map

A top-down map is the first step in any business process analysis.

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How do you illustrate a business process, on one page? This mapping tool helps business leaders quantify a process and identify the people involved in or affected by any potential changes to the process.

 

Check Back Regularly

I reguarly post tools to help you with your business process improvement. If something’s not going as you expected, submit a question and I’ll incorporate your answers in a monthly article. If you want help bringing business process improvement into your office, please contact me.

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