Ambitions and Constraints

I recently read the book “A Beautiful Constraint” by Adam Morgan and Mark Barden. I was very impressed with the book and have developed a number of tools based on it’s premises. Ambitions and constraints is one of those tools. It calls for creating propelling questions that will push a group or organization forward by…

Accountable Objectives

Setting accountable objectives is determining a goal along with setting objectives to reach that goal. From there you can delegate the objective to a responsible party and develop a list of tasks that will need to be achieved to reach the objective.  It is this breakdown of a goal into objectives and then into tasks that…

Staff Assigned Tasks

Assigning tasks by employee can be a great way to distribute workloads while ensuring accountability and performance. It also helps managers ensure that they do not overwork or overwhelm any individual staff members. This template is a great way to keep track of who is doing what task, the status of those tasks, along with the ability…

Group Task Board

Delegating tasks is one of the most important aspects of being a manager. Understanding and tracking which tasks have been delegated and to whom, can make you a more efficient manager as it allows you to organize those tasks according to individual taskloads, and ensures you do not overwhelm any team members. This template is a simple task…

Group Situation Board

One of the most frequently discussed issues when it comes to organizational management is keeping employees aware and engaged as to what is going on. This has become even more challenging with the introduction of telework and as the concept of mobility continues to spread.This template is a simple four box grid where various topics…

Goals by Objectives

Setting goals that appear to be unreachable or overly difficult can often be simplified by breaking a large goal into a series of checkpoints, each with their own independent objectives. Each of the goals on the way to the big goal is more realistic while taking steps towards that big end goal. This template allows you…

Project Evaluation Matrix

When it comes to allocating resources towards projects, an organization will find that it has an endless list of what needs to be done, and a small amount with which to do it. Therefore tools are needed which help to prioritize or figure out which projects should be focused on. This template gives you a…

Organizational Charting

Organizational Charting is a central tool for organizations all around the world. From individual projects to international corporations, organizational charting allows one to visually understand an organization’s structure and layout. The Organizational Charting template is meant to be an example to demonstrate how SolveBoard’s unique layering system can provide unlimited amounts of information in an…

Value Chain Analysis

The value chain represents the activities that an organization performs to create a product or deliver a service. There are many different frameworks for value chain analysis. This template is a simple analysis tool where a chain of activities can broken down and the value factors for each activity identified. If changes can be made…

Process Improvement Framework

Process improvement is one of the most important aspects of obtaining and maintaining competitive advantage. This template is an excellent tool for breaking down a process into steps, determining if those steps can be improved and by how much, and determining how the improvement will be made. Users can go into more detail about the…