Give me your checklists and frameworks.
June 1, 2014 3:54 PM Subscribe
What checklists and frameworks do you use in your professional life?
posted by rippersid to Education (4 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
I am trying to put together a list of frameworks and checklists for my professional life, that I can use going forward.
I've found great value in them and am now looking at expanding my list of checklists and frameworks in my toolbox.
Given that there is ample evidence that checklists reduce silly mistakes and just generally feel awesome to check stuff off from, what are some examples of checklists that you use at work.
For example - a checklist for a project might look something like this:
1.1 Does the project have a formal Project Plan?
1.2 Are the key elements of a Project Plan present?
1.3 Have all stakeholders been identified?
Another example - the 5 W's - Why, What, When, Where and Who.
Also, I am looking for frameworks that are frequently used in your field of work. For example, if you are a strategy consultant, you'd be well versed with Porter's 5 Forces, the BCG Matrix and so on. If you are a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - you'd know all about breaking down problems into Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control.
I'm not looking for frameworks or checklists from any particular professional field - I think you can learn a lot from other disciplines! Basically, any formalized tool that you regularly use that helps you methodically think through problems and helps ensure that you don't miss anything.
Bonus points for checklists that aid in problem solving and reducing psychological biases in judgement and decision making.
If you have any checklists for personal productivity, those are much appreciated too!