tools & frameworks

I  live in the place that Marty Neumeier calls the dragon pit: the space between what is and what might be. I suppose the same could be said about  the 21st century. 

 

As a practitioner with fluency in a broad range of tools, group processes, frameworks, and assessments, I’ve been referred to as an “X-shaped” person who facilitates the team to achieve their goals. 

 

Organized loosely by design phase and built on principles from design thinking, archetypes, and sustainability, here’s what’s in my wheelhouse.

INNOVATION BY DESIGN

Benchmarking | Broken Squares | Causes Diagram | Context Canvas | Culture Assessment | Data Analytics | Design Thinking Maturity Assessment | Service Map | Document Review and Research | Five Dynamics | LCA | Learning Loop | Problem Definition | Social Network Assessment | SWOT | Team & Partner Charters | Thomas-Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument | Value Chain Analysis

DISCOVER
What is?

Affinity Clusters | Archetypal Lens | Bodystorm | Business Model Canvas  | Collage/Visual Storytelling  | Digital Ethnography Ecosystem Mapping | Empathy Map | Ethnographic Research: interview, observe, shadow, video, journal, immersion, survey, relationship map, empathy switch, etc. | Extreme Users & Five Whys | How might we? | Mindset Shift | Single Word Equity | Personas | POV Want Ad | Service Map/Blueprint Storycubes | Touchpoints Matrix | Use Cases | User Journey Map | Value Proposition Canvas Why/How Laddering | Zoom Storytelling

UNDERSTAND + Explore
What if?

Design Sprints | Brainstorming/steering | Concept Poster | Data Modeling | Divergent Connections | False Constraints | Fast Idea Generator | Gameification | I like, I wish, I wonder | Importance / Difficulty Matrix | MVP/MAP Concept | Prototype | Sitemap | Six Thinking Hats | Storyboarding | User stories | User Testing | Visualise the Vote | Why/How Laddering | Wireframing | World Café

IDEATE + PROTOTYPE
What wows?

Business Case | Capabilities Assessment | Communications Plan | RASCI | Data Requirements | Functional Requirements | Innovation Flowchart | KPIs + OKRs | Migration and/or Integration Plan | Release Notes + Planning | Sprint Planning + Review | Technology Requirement | Usability Requirements | User Stories

BUILD + DELIVER
What works?

Activation Roadmap | Riskiest Assumption | Decision Trees | Pre-mortem Engagement Strategy | ERRC Matrix | Grow & Scale | Iterative Release Plan | Launch Checklist | Solution Pipeline | Relationship-Centred Go-To-Market Timeline | Swimlanes | System Testing | User Acceptance Testing | Knowledge Transfer | Engagement Strategy & Tactics

IMPLEMENt
+ SUSTAIN
What lasts?

Blue Ocean Strategy | Cover Story Vision | Data Science Strategy | Evidence Planning | Lean Canvas | Marketing Mix | Operations Matrix | Continuous Learning Culture | Pay it forward (aka Thought Leadership | SCAMPER | Scenario Planning

evolve
What changes?