Agile Tools

Please download graphical tools based on our book Innovate Products Faster.

These product development templates are based on real life examples, and have been tested in the field with clients on multiple engagements. We often are stuck when first getting started working on a complex issue, because we don’t know how to take the first step. These graphical tools (graphs, charts, tables, and forms) are ready to go and can be modified for your needs.

Agile Tools

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Click the links below to view spreadsheet-based templates that describe the tool, its benefits and how to apply it. The tools are downloadable free of charge. Download them, share them, use them in your organization. 

Boundary Conditions Diagram

Boundary Conditions Diagram

Identifies the critical elements of a project and defines the conditions which must exist for a team to ship a product to market. Enables a team to plan and execute with minimal management intervention.

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Deliverable Hit Rate Chart

Deliverable Hit Rate Chart

Monitors the progress of completed tasks against a target over time. Indicates whether programs are staying on schedule by tracking the rate of task completion.

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Out-of-Bounds Check

Out-of-Bounds Check

Realigns teams after a project has gone out of scope. Provides the team with a mechanism to conduct a root cause analysis, evaluate alternatives, and recommend a remedy to decision makers.

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Project Escalation Map

Project Escalation Map

Clarifies the boundaries and channels of decision making throughout an organization. Empowers teams, and minimizes the time and attention required by senior managers at the project level.

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Risk Management Matrix

Risk Management Matrix

Helps anticipate, manage, and mitigate product development risks. Prompts the team to identify risks, to rate their potential impact, and to create action plans to mitigate them.

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