Saturday, January 24, 2015

Download: A Comprehensive Guide to Change Management

Source: Flevy

This slide deck contains everything (well almost) you would ever want to know about Change Management.

VIDEO: How-to Become a Master Instructional Designer

Source: Anna Sabramowicz, Co-Founder of Skillagents

VIDEO: Instructional Design and Learning Programs

Source: HBA Learning Centres

VIDEO: Instructional Design Process

Source: Dr. Joel Gardner, Franklin University

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Download: The PPT Library (600 Consulting Diagrams and Graphics)

Source: Flevy

The PPT Library contains more than 600 fully editable diagrams, maps and graphics to be used in Powerpoint in order to enhance visual quality of your presentations and increase productivity.

The above preview only displays about 10% of the slides.

This document is broken down into the following section:

* Country Maps
* Globe and World Maps
* Yin Yangs
* Venn Diagrams
* Light Bulbs
* Puzzles
* Pyramids and Stacks
* Impossible Scenarios
* Process and Flowcharts
* Chess and Games
* Relationships
* Gantt Charts
* Labyrinths
* Blocks
* Gears
* Torn Paper
* Curves
* Springs
* Fishbones
* Evolution
* Rounds and Targets
* Tables and Matrices
* Transformation Maps
* Organization Charts
* Step Boxes
* Table of Contents
* Boxes and Influences
* Other Diagrams
* Flags

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Free Download: Strategy Development Deck

Source: Flevy

Here is a good deal. Click on the image below to get your free download (Strategy Development Deck)Also, click on the two other images below to receive your free PowerPoint Toolkit and PowerPoint Plugin.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Download: Complete Guide to Business Strategy Design

Source: Flevy

Summary: This document provides a framework to design your business strategy.

A key question that every business needs to able to answer is "What is our strategy?"

'Strategy' is part of everyday business language and is often used in the wrong context ( 'Operational Excellence' is not strategy).

The core of any strategy is about making choices of where to play and how to win, supplemented with a 'why' (the mission) and the 'how' (doing it).

This document covers these topics in three main sections:

1. What an organisation wants to achieve (Mission, Vision, etc)
2. Where and how it should compete (making choices - the heart of strategy)
3. How the strategy can be delivered (execution and implementation)

There are typically 12 elements in business strategy formulation and this powerpoint provides a powerful and effective strategy framework for any business to check the health of each element to give a good audit of the business strategy.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

VIDEO: CIOs and Digital Business Transformation

Source: CxOTalk

Download: 6 Sigma Practitioner Reference

Source: Flevy

This presentation is a 6 sigma training document of a major consulting firm.

The contents include: Definitions, Background and Benefits, Scope and Organization, Focus Areas:Designed Experiment Example, Sample Six Sigma Firms, Books and Software.

Appendix: Six Sigma Problem Solving and Statistical Tools.

Download: Six Sigma Overview

Source: Flevy

This is a partial preview. Full document download at Flevy:

In today's competitive environment, organizations must delight their customers and relentlessly look for new ways to exceed their expectations. To accomplish this, Six Sigma Quality has to become a part of an organization's culture. Six Sigma provides a rigorous and structured approach to help organizations improve their performance in meeting their customers' requirements.

Developed by a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, this training presentation introduces you to the Six Sigma philosophy, methodology and tools and the infrastructure for successful Six Sigma deployment without delving too much into statistics. It includes applications of Six Sigma in manufacturing, process and service industries, step-by-step DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyse-Improve-Control) improvement approach, phase description and deliverables, and roles of the Leadership team, Champion, Process Owner, Black Belt and Green Belt.


1. Explain how Six Sigma improves business performance
2. Describe the Six Sigma philosophy and approach to continuous improvement
3. Define process variability
4. Describe the DMAIC improvement methodology
5. Recognize which Six Sigma tools to use for a particular problem
6. Identify Six Sigma roles and responsibilities, project selection and project management to realize the benefits


1. Overview of Six Sigma
2. Key Concepts of Six Sigma
3. Applications of Six Sigma in Industries
4. Six Sigma DMAIC Methodology
5. Six Sigma Toolkit
6. Organizing for Six Sigma
7. Project Selection and Management
8. Critical Success Factors


Download: Lean Six Sigma DMAIC Storyboard Template

Source: Flevy

This is a PowerPoint template to compile a report or storyboard for Green and Black Belts based on the Lean Six Sigma DMAIC methodology.

Simply follow the guidelines in the slides and insert your own content. Illustrations are provided so that you will quickly know at a glance what is required under each phase of the LSS DMAIC problem solving process. A list of deliverables is provided in each phase which is helpful in guiding you what to include in the report or storyboard.

To have a better understanding of the concepts and practices of Lean Six Sigma, please check out our Lean and Six Sigma training presentations.

Download: Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

Source: Flevy

This is a partial preview. Full document download at Flevy:

Identifying the main stakeholders and their level of influence can be vital to the success of your project. Stakeholder analysis involves recognizing individuals and groups with the power to either sway or make a key decision.

Mapping can be used to get a deeper understanding of the position and motive of each stakeholder involved in the decision making process. Use the Stakeholder Analysis Matrix to identify key stakeholders, evaluate their interest, power, support level and flexibility. Automatically generate a Decision Support Quotient, and view the Stakeholder Analysis Map that graphically represents each stakeholder?s position.

Here is an action plan for this tool:

1. Prepare a Stakeholder Analysis ? Use this Stakeholder Analysis Matrix to assess the influence and buy in of key stakeholders.

2. Identify Risks & Threats ? Examine your Stakeholder Analysis Map to determine which stakeholders could be a threat to project success.

3. Develop Action Items ? based on your analysis, develop action items and key success factors for each stakeholder and follow up to monitor progress.

4. Update your Matrix ? when new information related to interest, power, support level, and flexibility is learned, update your stakeholder matrix/map.

5. Communicate with Project Team ? share your results on a weekly basis.