Smart Training Objectives for a Team

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• Appreciation - Extracting maximum information from facts • 5 Whys - Getting quickly to the root of a problem
• Cause & Effect Diagrams - Identifying the causes of problems • Affinity Diagrams - Organizing ideas into common themes • Appreciative Inquiry - Solving problems by looking at what's going right • Flow Charts - Understanding process flows

• Risk Analysis - Managing the risks you face
• SWOT - Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats • PEST Analysis - Understanding the big picture
• The Marketing Mix and the 4 Ps
• The Ansoff Matrix - Understanding the different risks of different options • The Boston Matrix - Focusing effort to give the greatest returns • Porter's Five Forces - Understanding power in a situation • Core Competence Analysis - Get ahead. Stay ahead.

• USP/Unique Selling Proposition Analysis - Crafting your competitive edge • Critical Success Factors (CSFs) - Identifying the things that really matter • The McKinsey 7S Framework
• Using the Greiner Curve - Surviving the crises that come with growth •  
• Mind Tools Store
• Problem Solving Tool/Resource Finder
Decision Making
• Decision Making Main Page
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• Introduction to Decision Making
• Pareto Analysis - Choosing which changes to make
• Paired Comparison - Working out relative importances • Grid Analysis - Making a choice balancing many factors • PMI - Weighing the pros and cons of a decision
• Force Field Analysis - Analyzing pressures for and against change • Six Thinking Hats - Looking at all points of view
• Starbursting - Understanding new ideas by brainstorming questions • Stepladder Technique - Making better group decisions • Cost/Benefit Analysis - Simple financial decision making • Cash Flow Forecasting - Testing the viability of a financial decision • Decision Trees - Choosing by projecting possible outcomes •  

• Mind Tools Store
• Decision Making Tool/Resource Finder
Project Management
• Project Management Main Page
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• Introduction to Project Management & Planning
• Estimating Time Accurately
• Risk Impact/Probability Chart - Learning to prioritize risks • Scheduling Simple Projects
• Gantt Charts - Planning and scheduling more complex projects • Critical Path Analysis - Planning more complex projects • Logframes and the Logical Framework Approach
• Planning Large Projects & Programs
• Kotter's 8-Step Change Model
• Stakeholder Analysis - Winning support for your projects • Stakeholder Management and Planning
• Influence Maps - Uncovering where the power lies in your projects •  
• Mind Tools Store
• Project Management Tool/Resource Finder
Practical Creativity
• Creativity Tools Main Page
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• Introduction to Creativity Techniques
• Reversal - Improving products or services
• SCAMPER - Generating new products and services
• Attribute Listing - Creating new products and services • Brainstorming - Generating many radical ideas
• Reverse Brainstorming - A different approach to brainstorming • Reframing Matrix - Generating different perspectives • Concept Fan - Widening the search for solutions
• Random Input - Making creative leaps
• Provocation - Carrying out thought experiments
• DO IT - A simple process for creativity
• Simplex - An integrated problem solving process
• TRIZ - A powerful methodology for creative problem solving •  
• Mind Tools Store
• Creativity Tool/Resource Finder
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