Have you ever had an excellent product concept derailed by internal politics? It is frustrating since good ideas that could benefit the company as well as the individuals involved are blocked for irrational causes. The Attitude Influence Diagram is one tool that helps to overcome political obstacles.
Sorting out who does what on a project is pretty basic. Clear tasks with clear responsibilities and deadlines is Project Management 101. But how many projects have you managed where it was unclear who was responsible for a deliverable until it turned into a mess? The Circle Dot Chart addresses this issue.