What is a Black Belt Project Storyboard, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations?
Definition of the Black Belt Project Storyboard
The Black Belt Project Storyboard should be used when you want to share best practices or learnings from a specific change management initiative or project to a wider audience within an organization or to a broader group of stakeholders. The ultimate objective of this storyboarding technique is to craft a high-impact executive summary of a specific project which you can share with senior stakeholders, top leadership teams or colleagues across (or outside) your organization.
Description of the Black Belt Project Storyboard
Ultimately, the Black Belt Project Storyboard gives project managers and senior leaders a chance to highlight the good work they are doing (or have done) on a specific project or initiative. The Black Belt Project Storyboard may be completed during a project or after the successful completion of a project and provides an overview of the necessary deliverables which should be present in each storyboard.
As a high-level overview, a good storyboard should do the following:
- Provide a succinct and abridged story or synopsis of the project
- Showcase the wins and successes associated with the project
- Give senior leadership a reason to be appreciative of the work
- Increase the likelihood that the solution proposed will be replicated in other areas of the business
- Build momentum for further improvements across the organization
Tools & Templates
The tools managers can use to build out an Black Belt Project Storyboard are project plans, analyst reports, presentations, spreadsheets, and checklists.
upBOARD's Online Black Belt Project Storyboard Tools & Templates
Unlike most traditional frameworks and models, upBOARD’s online Black Belt Project Storyboard tool allows any team or organization to instantly begin working with our web templates and input forms. Our digital platform goes far beyond other software tools by including progress dashboards, data integration from existing documents or other SaaS software, elegant intuitive designs, and full access on any desktop or mobile device.
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