High Performance Teams 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.

High Performance Teams 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. 

Attitude Influence Diagram

Attitude Influence Diagram

Helps identify and manage the key individuals who might impede your success by determining your project’s supporters and detractors. Provides a visual map to clarify the political landscape around your team.

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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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Change Impact Matrix

Change Impact Matrix

A descriptive template that helps project teams prepare for the future and serves as a discussion guide for planning risk-mitigation activities.

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Circle Dot Chart

Circle Dot Chart

Download Team Pert Chart Tool Online. This tool will help you to schedule, organize, and coordinate tasks within a project.

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Cross Functional Team Model

Cross Functional Team Model

Identifies a team’s leadership, its critical functions, and the individuals who will fulfill these functions. Provides, by name, the functional resources assigned to a project.

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Function Phase Matrix

Function Phase Matrix

Helps a cross-functional project team to identify project objectives, roles & responsibilities, and key deliverables across the phases of a project. Identifies dependencies between team members and deliverables.

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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 Efficiency Chart

Project Efficiency Chart

Estimates the amount of time a project team has available to create useful work output, based on the number of projects per person. Provides a visual map of resource overload and exposes overburdened functions.

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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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Task Burn Down Chart

Task Burn Down Chart

Shows the team and management how much progress they are making on a project. An improvement on Gantt Charts in that it focuses on customers, and provides a more accurate estimate of the work performed on a project in-progress.

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Team PERT Chart

Team PERT Chart

Breaks projects down into tasks, shows the dependencies of one work stream on another, and provides real estimates, created by the people who actually perform the tasks.

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