The Professional Development Institute
Harvard University Global System
Harvard® Planner Group

How to Reduce Complexity,
Improve Individual and Team Productivity,
Decision Quality and Innovation Capacity with
Harvard University Global System™ Tools

A Proven and Practical Performance-Improvement Framework
Including Road Maps, Templates, and Checklists for Leaders and Professionals

Harvard University Global System (HUGS) is an effective library of proven complexity-reduction instruments to help you improve your personal and team productivity, decision quality and innovation capacity at work. Based on extensive research and global field tests in business and governments, HUGS is the product of teamwork led by Alain Paul Martin, a Harvard Fellow in Advanced Leadership and a Harvard-Business-School alumnus. Users include CEOs, strategists, team leaders, intelligence and risk analysts, negotiators, auditors, engineers, project managers, executive assistants and professionals in research, finance, marketing, sales, human resources, communications, procurement and production.

Currently HUGS features management road maps in 3-D wall-poster size, working templates and checklists. The Professional Development Institute is currently developing a series of HUGS apps that will constitute the building blocks of Harvard® software suite for the aforementioned users.

Whether you are a CEO, a team leader or an executive assistant, you will save time, innovate and perform better with the Harvard University Global System. You will also reduce the risk of leaving out important considerations in decision-making and policy formulation.

  1. Harvard® Management Framework and Road Maps
  2. Harvard® Negotiation-Planning Templates
  3. Harvard® Project-Planning & Management Templates
  4. Harvard® Performance-Improvement & Productivity-Assessment Templates
  5. Harvard® Time-Management Templates

1. Harvard® Management Framework and Road Maps

Harvard® management framework and road maps are genuine performance-improvement instruments. To accomplish your goals and mission, they offer a practical methodology and proven templates for preparing business plans, formulating a strategy, undertaking M&A due diligence and managing projects, risks and personal and team time. Both the laminated and the framed posters are so attractive, they can fit in a boardroom, a learning center or an office. Four posters are now available: Risk Management, Principled Negotiation Framework, Practical Time Management and a master road map titled "The Complete Framework: Vision, Strategy, Policy and Project Management".

Complete Management Road Map Risk Management Principled Negotiation Practical Time Management
Order Code: Z1 Turn Strategy intoValue Order Code: Z16 Risk Management Order Code: Z49 Principled Negotiation Order Code: Z39 Practical Time Management
     To order click on image

2. Harvard® Negotiation-Planning Templates

An integral part of Harvard University Global System™ (HUGS), these instruments help you promptly prepare for critical negotiations by stengthening the scope of the negotiation and its linkage to your mission; understanding the stakes and the stakeholders' interests, perceptions and power dynamics; crafting innovative options for mutual gains and improving the quality of the deliverables and the sustainability of the deal. HUGS instruments help reduce the uncertainty facing negotiators, mediators, arbitrators, project managers, bankers, diplomats and other professionals, be they tackling big-ticket items or day-to-day negotiation work.

Users report improved communications, a constructive dialog, a thorough deal-making and a better compliance. Subjected to extensive field tests, HUGS templates are also potent brainstorming tools to anticipate and manage frequently-neglected risks.

Harvard® Negotiation-Mandate Definition
Prepare One for Each Negotiating Party.
Negotiation-Strategy Brainstorming
Applying Harvard® Creativity Grid
Negotiation Governance & Accountability
Aplying Harvard® Responsibility Chart

Negotiation Mandate  (Code 45N)

Negotiation-Strategy Tool  (Code 55N)

Responsibility & Accountability Chart  (Code 60A)

Order


Order


Order

Harvard® Negotiation-Mandate Definition  (Code 45N) is the first in a set of three practical instruments used to plan and conduct principled negotiations. This step-by-step template helps negotiators define the scope of the negotiation from the perspective of each party. A clear mandate means valid goals and deliverables, adequate resources and a sound evaluation system with objectively verifiable standards and performance indicators. The tool includes a framework to test goal validity, make explicit the conditions beyond each negotiating party's control, and identify and manage, for each party, both the initial and residual value-chain risks.

Complete one document for each side involved, including key stakeholders in multipartite negotiations.

Harvard® Creativity Grid (Code 55) helps negotiators invent and explore a complete panorama of strategic options for mutual gains and deliverables with less guesswork. It widens the window through which opportunities are viewed. With it, you can organize your thinking process and break down the barriers to innovation - at every step in the negotiation value chain.

Even when the strategy is clear, its execution can be fraught with perils. That is why the tool provides a step-by-step scenario to build a critical mass for the change, reduce implementation risks, turn resistance to change into a constructive engagement, and mitigate residual risks and collateral damage.

Harvard® Responsibility & Accountability Chart  (Code 60A) is a governance instrument used by strategists, negotiators, auditors and project managers. It helps users brainstorm and assign clear roles, validate accountability in a team and spot early signs of delays. The instrument also provides a step-by-step scenario to identify risks specifically related to responsibility and veto. Thus, users can act early to redress the situation.

In negotiation, Harvard® Responsibility & Accountability Chart helps prevent and adjudicate role conflicts, particularly those related to managing transitions, mergers and reorganizations. The Chart has been proven equally useful in job analysis and performance evaluation.


  • Top of this page
  • 3. HUGS Project-Planning and Management Tools

    These practical instruments help project managers and their clients develop work plans, structure teams and control progress. They provide a systematic approach to define project focus, scope and strategy, identify deliverables, set key milestones, assign tasks and clarify everyone's role, manage risk and take control of change. They enhance the productivity of managers and professionals. HUGS management templates are proven fact-finding tools to rigorously investigate untapped opportunities, reduce collateral damage, and anticipate surprise events and other sources of project delays and cost overruns.

    Harvard® Project Scope
    Deliverables and Evaluation Plan
    Harvard® Project Strategy
    Team-Brainstorming Board
    Project Leadership & Accountability
    Harvard® Responsibility Chart

    Project-Scope Definition (code 45A)

    Project Strategy: Team-Brainstorming Board  (code 55A)

    Responsibility & Accountability Chart  (Code 60A)

    Full-size PDF Sample
    Order


    Full-size PDF Sample
    Order

    Full-size PDF Sample
    Order

    Harvard® Project-Scope Definition Tool  (Code 45A) is the first in a set of three practical instruments used to plan, implement and control projects, regardless of size and complexity.

    It provides the road map to define the value chain, establish a clear mandate with valid objectives and deliverables, adequate resources, verifiable performance indicators and a sound evaluation system. It includes a framework to make explicit the grey areas: i.e. assumptions and conditions beyond the manager's and client's control. It is also a critical tool to identify and mitigate risks related to these conditions (Plan B) and to cover residual risks with adequate contingencies (Plan C).

    Each 2-page document is available at $12 per set of 100 units.

    Harvard® Project Strategy: Team-Brainstorming Board  (Code 55A): This creativity tool helps users seek a complete panorama of strategic choices with less guesswork. It widens the window through which opportunities are viewed . With the Checkerboard, you can organize your thinking process and break down the barriers to innovation - at every step along the value chain. Even when the strategy is clear, its execution can be fraught with perils. That is why the tool also provides a step-by-step scenario to help users reduce implementation risks, turn resistance to change into constructive engagement, and mitigate residual risk and collateral damage.

    Each 2-page document is available at $12 per set of 100 units.

    Harvard® Responsibility & Accountability Chart  (Code 60A) is a widely used governance and accountability instrument. It helps project managers brainstorm and assign clear roles, validate accountability in a team and spot early signs of delays. The second page provides a step-by-step scenario to identify risks specifically related to responsibility and veto. Thus, users can act early to redress the situation.

    In project management, Harvard® Responsibility & Accountability Chart helps prevent and adjudicate role conflicts, particularly those related to managing transitions, mergers and reorganizations.

    Each 2-page document is available at $12 per set of 100 units.


  • Top of this page
  • 4. Harvard® Performance Improvement & Productivity Assessment Tool


    Harvard® University Time Log (Code 35A)

    Harvard® Time & Productivity Diagnosis Tool (Code 35A) permits users to quickly analyze where their time goes. Lasting control over your time is wishful thinking unless it is based on facts. However, continuous logging of everything you do is time consuming and inefficient. Reviewing a whole week is worse, Since no week is representative of your workload which can peak on Mondays or other specific days of the week, the month or the season. With Harvard® Time Log, you can analyze and take corrective action as you go. It requires neither a change in your work habits nor in your day-to-day behavior. It also helps you gain insights into the pattern of frequent interactions with specific people or repetitive work clusters. Armed with facts, you can raise sensitive time-wasting questions with your coworkers and leaders. Some of your teammates may not even realize the damage they inflict on you by their time-wasting behavior. This time and productivity diagnosis log comes with a complete set of questions to assist users auditing their work practices take corrective action, review progress and focus on real priorities without ignoring unavoidable obligations.

    Each 2-page document is available at $12 per 100 units.


    Harvard<sup>®</sup> University Performance Improvement & Productivity Assessment Tool

    Harvard<sup>®</sup> University Performance Improvement & Productivity Assessment Tool

    Full-size PDF Sample
    Order


  • Top of this page
  • 5. Harvard® Timesaving Tools

    Harvard®
    Wall Planner
    (Month at a glance)
    Harvard®
    Wall Planner
    (two months at a glance)
    Multi-Function Grid Project Scheduler
    Order Code: Z91 Harvard Wall Planner Order Code: Z91 Harvard Wall Planner Order Code: Z95 Multi-Fuction Grid Order Code: Z96 Project Sheculer
    To order click on image

    In addition to the above instruments, Harvard® work-saving Forms are also available for Meetings, Notes & Tabular Reports, Client Contact, Communication, Action and Expense logs.

    Journal Form Action Form Meeting, Planning & Control Form
    Today Form (code 10A, 10B, 10E) Action Log (code 12A, 12B, 12E) Meeting, Planning & Control Form (code 14A, 14B, 14E)
    Contact & Communication Log Notes & Tabular Report Expenses Log
    Contact & Communication Log (code 18A, 18B, 18E) Notes & Tabular Report (code 22A, 22B, 22E) Expense Log (code 30A, 30B, 30E)
    Cheque Listing Log Progress Log Assignment Guide
    Cheque listing Log (code 31A, 31B, 31E) Progress Log (code 80E) Assignment Guide (code 81E)
    Grid Paper
    Grid Paper (code 23A)

    Top of page

    To order, please call 1-800-HARVARD tool free or +1 (819) 772-7777. A shipping and handling charge is added unless you arrange for a pick up by your own courier. Applicable GST and PST taxes are extra when applicable for Canadian destinations only.


    USA  Cambridge, MA, USA. Call toll free:  1-800-HARVARD
    Canada  Ottawa, ON, CANADA. Call toll free:  1-800-HARVARD or +1-819-772-7777
    International  Worldwide Order Center & Main Training Campus: 70 Technology Boulevard
    Gatineau, QC J8Z 3H8 CANADA, 1-800-HARVARD
    International: +1-819-772-7777, Fax: +1-819-772-1114
    Collective Intelligence  Australia Distribution Centre, Unit 2 / 39 Shelley Street, Elwood
    Victoria, Australia, 3184. Telephone: +61 415 147 337
    Agendas Harvard et instruments de gestion Harvard en France: Démarche Harvard University Global System  European Distribution Centre for Harvard Planners: WH Smith, 248, rue de Rivoli, Paris,75001
    Dorothée Ben Tahar: +33 1 44 77 88 99 Extension 1 (Stationery). Concorde Metro Station.

         Contact us: E-mail, comments, questions or requests for information, please click here.

         Secure Shopping and Privacy Policy
     
         Return Policy
     
         Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks and Other IntellectualProperty Terms & References

         Thank you for visiting us at eharvard.org.