The Big Idea Toolkit includes 7 components to enable you to capture ideas, build them up with meaning, and then systematically break them into the requirements necessary to make them live in the real world and make their impact felt by your intended audience.

Below is a Summary of each component in the toolkit.  Each component is also available to purchase separately.

the PlayGround from the Big Idea Toolkit - Delightability, LLC.the PlayGround

The PlayGround is where ideas live. You get ideas, some are good, some are bad. The PlayGround doesn’t judge. It merely captures your ideas, no matter the source or inspiration. Ideas can be BIG or small; they may stand alone or they may be connected to other ideas. The PlayGround is about possibilities, free of constraints and obstacles. Think of it as your “What If” space.  Learn More

 

the Situation from the Big Idea Toolkit - Delightability, LLC.the Situation

The Situation captures what surrounds your idea. What are current or past related activities and what’s already working? It helps you to make the current state visible but also what the future looks like when you make your idea a reality. What are you trying to accomplish and what is needed to get there?  Learn More

 

 

 

the Audience from the Big Idea Toolkit - Delightability, LLC.the Audience

You can’t do it all and the world is not your oyster. You’ve got an audience in mind. You might have several stakeholders. The Audience helps you get to not only who does your idea matter to. But what matters to the Audience? How will your reach them? Who influences them and what exactly do you want them to think, feel, and do? Remember, its an irrational world so understand what makes your audience tick. Learn More

 

the Big Picture from the Big Idea Toolkit - Delightability, LLC.the Big Picture

Ever been trapped in the projects spreadsheet, losing site of the big picture? Ever work with a calendar that’s disconnected from reality? Unable to see adjacent initiatives? Frustrated that others can’t see what you see? By itself the Big Picture is a lightweight project communications tool. Together with the Big Idea Toolkit it is your reality machine. Now go make something happen.  Learn More

 

the Game Plan from the Big Idea Toolkit - Delightability, LLC. the Game Plan

No matter what your idea is it can be represented as an event. Really, it can. An anniversary party, a tradeshow, a product launch, a new website, your invention, a campaign or change initiative, even a vacation – Yup, all events. And part of putting a plan together is breaking the components into Pre-event, Event, and Post-event. Learn More

 

the PlayBook wall saver edition from the Big Idea Toolkit - Delightability LLCthe PlayBook

The PlayBook is all about execution and turning “to-do” into “to-dones.”   The PlayBook gives you a sight-line to upcoming events and milestones, a calendar by week number, and also gives you a weekly view where you can list major tasks or deliverables due. Claim or assign a task or deliverable by writing it on a standard 3 x 3 inch sticky note and affixing it to the PlayBook in the week number that it is DUE. Now you can take your step by step requirements from the Big Picture and calendarize them for execution.

The PlayBook can be used by an individual or by a team. Some groups add color to indicate team member.  You can also use individual rows for a team member.  Another useful way to organize your execution is to show your backlog on one row and what you have in process in another row.  Making work visible this way is key to staying motivated.  You can use the PlayBook for Kanban or Scrum and keep your whiteboards clear and ready for use.  The wall saver edition of  The PlayBook fits in a standard hall space or even a “dreaded” cubicle; it is 20 inches wide by 30 inches tall. Learn More

4-Square Personal Action Plan from the Big Idea Toolkit - Delightability, LLC. the 4-Square Personal Action Plan

You can’t do it all. Our ambitions will always exceed our ability to execute, given the available level of resources. Smart creative people simply think of stuff faster than they can execute on.  Ideas are for the PlayGround but when you want to advance an idea your 4-Square Personal Action Plan is where you hold yourself and others to be more accountable. Each week you’ve got a short list (ok – maybe a medium list) of things you need to get accomplished. Plan them, share them, and get them off of your “to do” list and on to your “to DONE” list.  A useful operating mechanism that highly innovative teams have in place is to do a 4-Square compare.  This is like a standup meeting used in Scrum circles.  The 4-Square is also a free download to help you stay balanced and organized.  Learn More.

 

Sticky Packet for the Big Idea Toolkit - Delightability, LLC.the Sticky Packet

The Big Idea Toolkit includes all of the sticky note sizes needed for the various components of the toolkit. For your convenience we’ve even included a fine tip permanent marker and made the Sticky Packet available as your replenishment source.  You can purchase additional Sticky Packets from us as needed, or source your own.  Either way, you’ll get more out of your investment in the Big Idea Toolkit.  Learn More.

About Us

Like you we get ideas. We are all idea people. The Big Idea Toolkit was born out of our recognition that people have ideas but get stuck at all stages of bringing those ideas to life. We hope you find this toolkit and site gives you a nudge, a process to follow, and inspiration to make your ideas a reality. Thank you to our clients who told us - "You guys should make this a product available to others." We are Delightability, LLC and we believe if you Delight Customers - Success will Follow. more..

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