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On LinkedIn, there is a free giveaway on a bundle of Strategy & Transformation PowerPoint templates.  Full details can be found here:

Based on the thought leadership of top tier consulting firms (including McKinsey, BCG, Accenture) and renown strategists, each slide represents a specific business framework. A “framework” is a structured approach to analyzing and solving a common business situation. It allows us to evaluate and articulate our situation in an organized, thorough, and efficient manner.

Frameworks covered span a diverse array of Strategy & Transformation topics, from Growth Strategy to Brand Development to Innovation to Customer Experience to Strategic Management.

Each slide follows the standard Headline-Body-Bumper format, the slide design methodology used by all leading consulting firms.

Here is the full list of Strategy & Transformation frameworks:

  • 10 Elements of Customer Delight
  • 3 Strategy Horizons
  • 4 Levers of Control
  • 4 Problems in Reorganizations
  • 8 Dimensions of Strategic Management
  • Accenture Nonstop-Customer Experience Model
  • Acquisition Integration Approaches
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • BCG Experience Curve
  • BCG Transformation Framework
  • Brand Asset Valuator (BAV)
  • Brand Development Lifecycle
  • Branding Pentagram, Competing Values Framework
  • Core Competence Model
  • Customer Segmentation Formula
  • Customer Segmentation Methodologies
  • Digital Transformation
  • Dimensions of Service Design
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Distinctive Capabilities
  • Four Approaches to Ambidexterity
  • Greiner Growth Model
  • Kano Customer Satisfaction Model
  • Kepner-Tregoe Model
  • McKinsey 7-S Strategy Model
  • McKinsey Customer Decision Journey
  • Strategic Management Maturity Model
  • Strategic Planning & Execution Approach
  • Strategy Map
  • Strategy Palette
  • Structure-Conduct-Performance (SCP)
  • Transformation Trajectories
  • Value Differentiation
  • Value Perception Gap

IMG_20161221_193001FlevyPro (a subscription service from our partner Flevy) offers a comprehensive library of consulting frameworks, presentations, and business templates. FlevyPro recently surveyed its subscribers and learned their biggest fans are essentially all independent consultants or owners of boutique consulting firms.

So, Why is this the case?

The reason is simple. A core competitive advantage of global consulting firms is they have access to an internal, proprietary database of consulting frameworks and past deliverables. This allows them to deploy inexperienced project teams to clients, because their teams are armed with well-researched and proven methodologies. FlevyPro now provides the smaller firms that same–if not greater–access to a library of consulting frameworks.

After the survey, Flevy has since increased efforts to produce more and more consulting frameworks. They are adding several frameworks every week. These frameworks cover a wide range of management consulting disciplines–e.g. Strategy/Transformation, Lean/OpEx/Process, Digital, Change, Organization, HR/Talent, IT, etc. They are all based on the research of those global consulting firms (including McKinsey, Accenture, and Deloitte) or renown business academics.

You can browse the full library of FlevyPro frameworks here.

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In addition to our consulting frameworks, the FlevyPro document library also has 100s of other documents, including those around Lean Six Sigma, Project Management, Risk Management, PowerPoint Templates, Financial Models, and more. You can peruse the full library here.

If you have any questions about FlevyPro, please email them at flevypro@flevy.com.  Thanks.

Remember PPT Lab?  It was a subscription service for consulting quality presentations at a fraction of the cost.

Well, PPT Lab has sorta re-launched as FlevyPro.  PPT Lab, along with LearnPPT, has partnered with Flevy to launch a new subscription service called FlevyPro.  FlevyPro is a subscription service for on-demand business frameworks and analysis tools. Subscribers receive access to an exclusive library of curated business documents—business framework primers, presentation templates, Lean Six Sigma tools, and more—among other benefits.

More information about FlevyPro can be found here: http://flevy.com/pro?promo=PPTTEMPLATES

The above link has our discount promo code (PPTTEMPLATES) embedded.

In the initial launch of FlevyPro, there are over 100+ documents, including Management Consulting Training Guides, Lean Six Sigma Templates, Business Framework Primers, Project Management Tools, PowerPoint Templates, Audio Interviews with SMB CEOs, and more.  Subscribers will be able to submit and vote on requests of documents to be developed or acquired by the FlevyPro Team.

You are free to browse the full library here: http://flevy.com/pro/library.

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Operational Excellence Consulting offers a collection of 450+ fully editable consulting diagrams, templates and graphics to enhance your PowerPoint presentations and increase productivity on Flevy.  Take a sneak peek below:

You can download this full document here:

The diagrams available in this compilation are great for illustrating a variety of business concepts, including:

  • Communicating organization vision and strategic goals
  • Current state to future state transformation
  • Stages of transformation or project
  • 2×2 quadrant analysis
  • Levels of organizational maturity
  • Strategic planning and SWOT analysis
  • Highlighting key elements in a plan, process, system or framework
  • Process flow
  • Process improvement cycle
  • Communicating high-level project milestones and project status

On Flevy, Operational Excellence Consulting is known for producing PowerPoint diagrams/templates geared towards illustrating various business frameworks and management models.  Here are their other products:

Here’s an example of their Business Performance Models PowerPoint set:

 

Yesterday, Flevy has release version 3 of Flevy Tools.  Flevy Tools is a PowerPoint add-in for creating common business diagrams.  These diagrams are commonly used in strategy and management consulting decks.  Not only is Flevy Tools easy-to-use, useful, and feature rich, the best part is that it’s completely free.  You can download it for free here:

In the latest version, it supports 2 additional diagram types: Matrix Charts and Value Chain Diagrams.  Below, we will walk through the new functionality.

Matrix Charts

Matrix Charts are perhaps a consultant’s best friend.  These are simple and very intuitive visuals, often taking the form of either a 2×2 or 3×3.  Established consulting frameworks like the BCG Matrix and GE-McKinsey Matrix are based on this format.

The Flevy Tools Matrix chart allows you to create up to a 5×5 Matrix and any combination smaller (e.g. 2×4, 3×5, etc.).

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Value Chain Diagrams

Out of all the 12 diagrams supported, this is our favourite — in our opinion, the most innovative of the Flevy Tools diagrams.  A Value Chain diagram is modeled after the Porter Value Chain, as defined by Michael Porter.  With this tool, you can create up to a 6-chevron “value chain.”  For each chevron, you can then further sub-divide it into up to 6 parallel rows/chains.   To better understand this, take a look at the parameters input box in the screenshot below.

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Once you install Flevy Tools, a new toolbar is added to your PowerPoint ribbon.  See the screenshot below.

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Here is the full list of support diagrams:

  • Waterfall Charts
  • Approach Diagrams
  • Step Box Diagrams
  • Harvey Ball Diagrams
  • Gantt Charts
  • Circular Approach Diagrams
  • Pyramid Diagrams
  • Relationship Diagrams
  • Segment Diagrams
  • Matrix Charts
  • Value Chain Diagrams
  • Rating Diagrams

Again, here is the download link.  It’s a free download!

 

In a recent update to Flevy, the documents marketplace has allowed select contributors to offer complimentary documents.  However, it takes some digging to find these free offers.  Here, we present 5:

Introduction to Strategy
https://flevy.com/download/introduction-to-strategy-74
What is Strategy? This 20-slide presentation provides an introduction to strategy, separating out the concepts of Corporate Strategy vs. Business (Unit) Strategy.

Introduction to Operational Excellence
https://flevy.com/download/introduction-to-operational-excellence-38
This 48-slide presentation provides a high-level introduction to Operational Excellence. It explains the four building blocks: Strategy Deployment, Performance Management, Process Excellence, and High Performance Work Teams.

A Practical Framework Approach to Change
https://flevy.com/download/a-practical-framework-approach-to-change-65
This presentation presents a flavour of some of the more necessary change components and associated tools & techniques that will require consideration during any change initiative.

Lean Thinking 101
https://flevy.com/download/lean-thinking-101-10
This 32-page presentation that explains the Lean management philosophy, based on the Toyota Production System (TPS).

Delta Model Primer
https://flevy.com/download/delta-model-primer-77
The Delta Model is a growth strategy framework developed by MIT/Sloan professors to help managers in the articulation and implementation of effective corporate and business strategies.

In 2012, Ron Leeman was awarded Change Leader by the World HRD Congress. He has published over 10 frameworks to Flevy, including a Comprehensive Guide to Change Management.

This 191-slide deck contains everything (well almost) you would ever want to know about Change Management. It includes What is Change Management, Change Management vs Project Management, The Challenge of Change, Change Management Models, Ways of Implementing Change, People and Change, Managing Change Resistance, Change Behaviours, The head/Heart/Soul of Change, Change Agents, The Tools & Techniques of Change (inc. Sponsorship, Stakeholder Management and Engagement, Communication, Process Change, Organisational Change, Training, Adoption and Business Readiness, Business Benefits & Continuous Improvement), A Change Story and Success and Failure.

Here is a partial preview.

His other documents on Flevy include:

View all of Ron’s documents on Flevy here.

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Here are 4 powerful tools and frameworks for Project Management available on Flevy.

PRINCE2 Project Management Overview
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/prince2-project-management-overview-287
This document is a 77-slide PowerPoint presentation that provides a Project Management Overview based on the PRINCE2 methodology that has been recognised world-wide as the leading Best Practice framework for successful project execution. The document is easily customisable, content can be removed (or simply skipped over during presentation), and additional slides can be added to provide more subject depth.

Project Management Social
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/project-management-social-921
Helps project management practitioners as well as project management companies to understand the value of social media and how to integrate it onto projects. This document is full of examples based on research, training about different social media platforms and tools and very practical advice that can be applied immediately to compile your own customized strategy for how to use social media on your projects. This 32-page deck also includes an accompanying Social Media Strategy template (Word document).

Consulting Project Management Survival Guide
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/consulting-project-management-survival-guide-648
A guide to Project Management for management consultants. Includes a breakdown of Key Success Factors and KPIs for project managers.

Project Management Workbook (Excel)
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/project-management-workbook-436
This Excel workbook is an alternate to using the often-too-cumbersome MS Project. Allows you both to track and monitor project activities.

Looking for tools and resources for any other business project?  Take a look at Flevy’s 40+ end-to-end Business Toolkits:

Project topics include Balanced ScorecardCost ReductionSix SigmaPricing StrategyValue Chain Analysis, among others.

What is strategy without execution?  Merely theory.

A successful business requires both a well developed strategy and the ability to execute on that strategy.  Many companies develop robust strategies, but fail at operationalizing their strategies into implementable steps.

Flevy has just released a free primer on the topic Strategy Development and Strategy Execution.  It is a 54-slide deck that discusses 12 frameworks, spanning both strategy development and execution.

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Topics covered include: Porter’s Five Forces, Consolidation-Endgame Curve, Hoshin Kanri, Product Lifecycle, Consumer Adoption Curve, Balanced Scorecard, Blue Ocean Strategy, BCG Matrix, SWOT, PEST, Marketing Mix, and Organizational Hurdles.

You may also be interested in Flevy’s business toolkits focused on these topics:

You browse their other business toolkits here: http://flevy.com/business-toolkits

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Flevy has just launched a set of Document Creation Services, which includes both PowerPoint and Excel Service Offerings.  Rates are $50/hour for project based work and $40/hour for a longer term resource.

PowerPoint Services
Flevy’s presentation designers are hired from McKinsey’s Graphic Visuals team, based in India. Graphic Visuals provided business presentation creation support to McKinsey’s consulting arm. Services range from converting scanned notes into slides to developing PowerPoint master templates.  A full list is included at the bottom.

Excel Services
Every member of Flevy’s Excel Services Team has at least 5 years of experience. They are highly trained in various facets of Excel-based work. Depending on the nature of your work, we will match you with the right resource.

 

List of PowerPoint Services

  • Conversion of scanned notes into PowerPoint slides (see examples to the right)
  • Development of PowerPoint master template
  • Creation of data-driven PowerPoint charts from hand-drawn graphs
  • Conversion of Excel charts to PowerPoint charts
  • Conversion of other file formats (e.g. PDF, TIF, Word Doc) to PowerPoint slides
  • Conversion of PowerPoint slides from one master template to another
  • Visual enhancement of existing PowerPoint presentations to increase the professional look of the presentation
  • Conversion of PowerPoint presentations to Flash or AVI formats