AOD Toolkit

Assured Outcome Delivery is achieved and supported using a range of tools developed by ODNL Partners and members, augmented by tools further developed from consultants and writers who have impressed us during our advisory careers. Introductions to elements of our toolset is available on this site.


3.1 SME Inspection Guide
3.2 AOD Success Register


2.1 Starting Smarter Guide
2.2 Socialisation Guide
2.3 AOD Dashboard
2.4 Communications Guide
2.5 Benefits Control Process
2.6 Re-routing
Starting Smarter Tools
2.1.1 Kick Off Workshop Agenda
2.1.2 Project Charters
2.1.3 Project RACIs
2.1.4  Myers Briggs Analyser
2.1.6 Stakeholder Management and Communications
2.1.7 Learning from Kotter – Why Transformation Efforts Fail?
2.1.8 Controlling the DICE for Change Success
2.1.9  Information Management workshop


1.1 AOD Manual
1.2 AOD Principles
1.3 'Show-Me' Event Guide 
1.3a SME Table Quality Assurance (QA)
1.4 Right to Left Plan Guide
1.5 Institutionalising Learning
1.6 GameChanging Guide
1.7 Value Drivers
1.8 Bias - free Estimating Guide 
1.9 CashPoint Table
1.9a CashPoint Table QA
1.10 Value Case
1.11 Business Case
1.12 ROI Connect Table
1.13  Bandwidth Analyser
1.14 DataShaper tool

Templates: For Members Pack
1.3 'Show-Me' Event Table 
1.4 Right to Left Plan
1.6 GameChanging Table
1.9 CashPoint Table
1.12 ROI Connect Table
2.3 AOD Dashboard
3.2 AOD Success Register

Individual tools and templates can be purchased

Please contact us for more information.

As you would expect the full toolset is only made available to our members, or to those who have become associates or affiliates after undertaking formal AOD training and engaging with our consultants on ODNL assignments. Only those in bold above are available as introductions to our approach.

AODTM tools

  • 'Show-Me' Event Table & QA Guide
  • Value Driver List
  • Cashpoint Table & QA Guide
  • ROI Connect Table & Guide
  • Right to Left Plan Table & Guide
  • Benefits Control Process Guide
  • GameChanging Guide & Table
  • Value Case and Business Case Templates
  • Socialisation Guide
  • AOD Dashboard
  • Re-routing Guide
  • AOD Success Register

ODN Consulting tools

  • Myers Briggs Analyser for understanding colleagues
  • Communication Style Analyser
  • Think AOD? Analyser
  • Transformation Planning
  • Change Equation
  • Change and Communication Plan Template
  • Process Mapping
  • Cycle of Change

AODTM Starting Smarter Toolkit

  • Kick Off Workshop Agenda
  • Project RACI
  • Project Charter
  • Stakeholder Management

DataShaping toolkit for PMO

  • Plan Template
  • RADIC Log Template
  • Reporting Templates


  • AOD Modules - 11 Videos
  • AOD Introductory Training (2day)
  • AOD Implementation and Coaching (4day)
  • Members AOD Implementation Coaching (2day)
  • Operational Excellence & Service Excellence

Free AODTM Introductory Tools

SME Table Template

The first part of Assured Outcome Delivery (AOD) approach is to capture the aspirational objectives of those who want to shape and deliver organisational change.

GameChanging Guide

GameChanging is a useful and very effective technique in several AOD contexts. In visioning it can be used to help generate ways around blockers and obstructions that appear to be impossible to resolve.

Bias–free Estimating

AOD Bias-free Estimation is a four-point estimating process for CashPoints which produces benefit calculations that are possible, probable, transparent, auditable and includes factoring for risk and double count removal.

DataShaper PMO Controls

How AOD and DataShaper will help improve your outcome delivery successes.

  • Benefit from tried and trusted project management artefacts, built around the AOD methodology.
  • Turn-key solution that uses the technology in situ - with simple configuration to provide the information and format needed.

Starting Smarter Guide

Implementing Smarter with AOD’s Starting Smarter Guide - Learning from years of experience, and committing to do change projects differently.

Many of the innovations in the Assured Outcome Delivery (AOD) approach reside within our Prepare Better and Lead Brilliantly stage. And the final part of better preparation is committing to start effectively – learning from past experience and mistakes, and resolving not to repeat them.

Stakeholder Management and Communications

Why use stakeholder management?

  • We want all staff to be clear on what we are seeking to achieve (Change Vision) and our desired outcomes ('Show-Me' Events)
  • We want - and need - to know who will be impacted by the change activities we are planning with AOD