Tools and frameworks for supporting management decision-making in business

This catalogue contains more than 850 management tools and frameworks, predominantly of the 'matrix' or grid type, covering a wide range of management topics. The tools and frameworks are grouped together by topic, in sets of about 20. Each tool includes a brief description and reference; scroll down to view.


This catalogue was developed as part of an EPSRC-funded research programme, intended to support the application of strategic roadmapping methods.


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Technology management 

supporting technology management in the business, including portfolio, strategy, acquisition and R&D management


Knowledge management 

supporting knowledge management in the business, including learning and the management of IT systems


Business strategy 

supporting strategy development and deployment in the business


Marketing & customers 

supporting marketing, including customer, brand and product management


Organisation & collaboration 

supporting organisational design, including collaboration


General problem solving 

supporting general problem solving and decision making


Innovation management 

supporting innovation management in the business


New product / service and process development 

supporting the management of the development of new products, services and processes


Management / business 

supporting general management in the business, including leadership, e-commerce, sustainability and globalisation


Behaviour, culture and HR 

supporting the management of behaviour, culture and human resources


Change management, planning & projects 

supporting change management, including planning and projects