Benefits of the Programme
The Live! site will launch soon and will provide visitors with helpful insight on topics related to the CMS/360, CMS/1 and CMS/100 programmes. This focuses on curated content from around the web, personal interviews that we conduct with CEO's and other CXO's/MD's from companies that have succeeded to build their operations. Live! also provides high quality original input from individual experts and leading firms, book reviews, annual report reviews, and other insight valuable to the community.
CMS/360 Workbook and Scorecard
Core to this programme is our 8 page CMS/360 workbook and scorecard. Quite possibly the single most valuable management tool due to its structure and format. This workbook lasts 3 months and drives management teams to rate themselves across 21 key topics on a monthly basis while making decisions on what to do next. Without such a structure it is common to become reactive to issues or miss out on valuable time making small but essential progress across the business. We thoroughly recommend the paper version and provide professionally printed versions in addition to the ability to print the workbook on a local printer. Professional versions are provided in the format of a booklet. Additional tools are available such as a template Trello board.
The CMS/360 workbook is supplemented by Guide Notes that explain the essentials of what to consider across the 21 topics. It is not exhaustive because every business is different but it provides sufficient guidance to allow an inexperienced person to get up to speed relatively quickly. Along with forum access we believe teams will be very well prepared to tackle the demands of management review and planing even in the face of demanding investors.
CMS/360 Guide Notes
The CMS/360 Workbook is supported by precise guide notes that clearly identify what needs to be considered across all 7 themes and 21 topics. These notes have been compiled by evaluating best practices and continue to be refined in conjunction with thought leaders, operating businesses, our customers and selected business schools.
Guide Notes have been prepared for each of the 7 themes: Business Model, Creative, Media, Systems, Financials, People, Sustainability. Each lists: related topics, key points to be aware of, definition of terms, recommended outputs/documents, and the requirements to obtain a perfect 10 score for the theme.
Additional guide notes will be available for each of the 21 topics.
CMS/360 Members Only Forum
To support the workbook process CMS/360 provides an online forum structured in the same way across the 7 core themes. Unsure what it means to create a value proposition statement? Just start a thread on the forum and we'll point you in the right direction. Want someone to critique your business model canvas? Share it with us directly under NDA and get professional input. Productivity gains are immense once you start to collaborate on essential topics that can drive your business forward.
Monthly support to navigate the forums and provide guidance across the CMS/360 programme can be provided as well.
CMS/360 Live! Google+ Community
The Live! Google+ Community site provides periodic updates on what's happening in our network. It's a site for our community members to share experiences and learn from others. We'll also post our own updates such as interviews, reviews of industry panel discussions, and key additions to the framework.
CMS/360 Onboarding and Output Review
Onboarding: To help you make the most of our programmes we can provide an initial in-depth review of your business using the CMS/360 framework and provide a written action plan in the form of a completed workbook. We can also provide ongoing support through a 30-minute monthly check-in to help answer any questions related to the programme and how to best use the structured approach.
Output Review: 30-minute slots of review time can also be provided to review your outputs, such as a completed business model canvas, value proposition statement, metrics worksheet, process flows, media plans, skills development plans etc.
CMS/360 Workshops and Consulting
Workshops: While limited in availability, we have established a series of workshops that take place across the country to introduce the concepts of CMS/360 and use the process to review your business and kick start new plans. These workshops are conducted by experienced professionals with at least 10-15 years experience of building businesses. Using the framework of CMS/360 is highly productive because the workshop is structured in that way regardless of any one facilitator's personal experience. The focus is on your business and making sure you are prepared for the road ahead.
Consulting: Also limited in availability, we offer some direct consulting to organisations to work with you on specific deliverables or to put a growth programme in place. By special arrangement, we can also join your quarterly management meetings as an observer/adviser. The daily rate for this is the same as for the workshops.
CMS/360 Coaching Certification
The team at Creative Media Systems does not provide coaching or mentoring directly. Instead we work with independent coaches and mentors and invite them to attend a certification training programme. Certified coaches will be able to represent the full complement of CMS/360 and related services and assist teams and companies to become successful using the methods and practices of the programme. Please get in touch if you are looking for coaching or you are a coach and could be interested in becoming certified.
Secure Collaboration Tool
We are able to provide clients with the market leading Autotask Workplace™ solution. This is a full featured solution for collaboration and ensures that any information is shared and stored securely. This solution provides the flexibility to select storage location at US or European data centers and is compliant with higher security levels such as HIPAA.