Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking skills what are they? The below diagram shows critical skills categories: knowledge (obtaining the information), comprehension (understanding the relevance, facts, data), application and analysis. What is critical thinking?

Critical Thinking Skills diagram

Executing the Document Strategy Framework

How to develop a document or a presentation that would capture audience.  Understand first the objectives what you are trying to portray.  Understand your audience, what are their needs, what do they want to hear.  Strategize how you would influence your audience.  Often it is the emotion that sways people in the direction you want, not the facts or figures.  Then again, some people enjoy seeing figures that support the argument and can be objective when making the decision.   Also think how you going to create the document, maintain it, where you are going to store it, who is going to read it in the future?  

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Communication Strategy Framework PPT Sample

Communication strategy diagram components include the following: timely, relevant and targeted, cost effective, measurable, open and honest, strategic, and accessible. Your communication strategy also needs to be engaging and clearly branded.

Communication Strategy Framework PPT Sample diagram

Marketing Strategy Framework Diagram

Your company’s marketing strategy should follow the following approach. Start with Values and Vision, proceed to Assessment and Objectives, develop the strategy and how you are going to execute as well as measure its performance. This diagram shows the marketing strategy framework.

Marketing Strategy Framework Diagram diagram

Business Analysis Framework

How to analyze a business? Start with the following business analysis framework. First it is important to understand business context through understanding the current situation, then consider other perspectives, analyze needs through gap analysis and other tools, evaluate options and define requirements. Finally proceed with the changes once the situation is well analyzed.

Business Analysis Framework diagram

Risk Management Template

The below risk management template shows severance and probability of risk. Risk can occur rarely but have a big impact, others may have a high probability of occurrence but low impact. The below template lets you not only assess the risks but also show it in a nice looking color-coded dashboard.

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Digital Strategy Framework as Compared to Online, Business and IT strategies.

This digital strategy framework shows how Digital strategy fits in between your Online, Business and IT strategies, how it different from the others but ultimately ties things together. It is holistic approach to your internal and external digital capabilities.

Digital Strategy Framework as Compared to Online, Business and IT strategies. diagram

Parks and Green Space Health Strategy Framework

The below is an example of a strategy framework applied for Parks and Green Space Health. Start the process with understanding the baseline data, develop the green strategy including how it ties to Public Health, work with Local charities and NGOs, Planning, Schools, and Businesses in the area. Obtain funding and promote initiatives in the community. Finally understand the overall benefits of the strategy.

Parks and Green Space Health Strategy Framework diagram

How do design business solution

Start with setting the aspirations, including what the business goals and objectives, where to play or compete, how to win / gain competitive advantage, how to configure (i.e. required capabilities) and how to get it done (prioritize, fund), etc. This diagram shows the approach for designing a business solution.

How do design business solution diagram

Portal Strategy Framework

The below diagram explains the strategy on how to set up an Enterprise-wide portal. At the center of developing a strategy, focus on company’s values. There are then 4 types of portals: information, collaboration, process portals and business alignment portals. Information portals are there to provide news and other information. Process portals would provide procedures and policy. Collaboration are to generate new ideas and raise pain points. Business alignment portals are to align all initiatives together.

Portal Strategy Framework diagram

Social Business Framework

The below social business framework diagram explains how social business needs to consider the following: market factors (competition, brand, customer expectations), social objectives (customer experience, employee enablement, supplier empowerment), social output (content on social media) and social tools (social media, community, supplier network). Social business has many attributes of other businesses but it is more people/cause oriented.

Social Business Framework diagram

IT Financial Plan Set up costs

The following is a template of a financial plan to set up an IT business. It includes the following setting up the business costs (registration fees, legal and accountant fees), setting up of the premises and equipment (purchase of hardware, installation) and starting the operations (promotion, advertising costs, raw materials, etc.). Identify all the financial costs to starting a business is an important part of the business plan when setting up a start-up.

IT Financial Plan Set up costs diagram

Business Improvement Framework

The following diagram shows an approach to business improvement. Start with strategy and business case, i.e. understand your objectives and formulate what needs to be improved. Proceed to the as-is state or current state of the process / business that needs improvement. Create a future state view of how it is out to be. Create a blue print or a roadmap. Proceed with the implementation and the roll out of the change. Track progress and evaluate the solution. Proceed back to the first step in the continuous improvement cycle.

Business Improvement Framework diagram