Change and Release Management Toolkit

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Change and Release Management Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Change and Release Management related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Change and Release Management specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Change and Release Management Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 996 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Change and Release Management improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 996 standard requirements:

  1. Does each of the leaders in your organization know when to use permanent, temporary, full time or part time or independent Contractors to achieve optimum department/service performance?

  2. Does the tool automatically create a distinct and unique identifier and number for each authorized Release, and maintain the relationship with the associated Request for Change?

  3. Are there organizations that stand out in reducing or at least maintaining the gap between the pace and volume of change and the development of change management capabilities?

  4. Does management review system update procedures to ensure appropriate change controls are in effect, and ensure authorization is established for significant system changes?

  5. Are the required regulations on adhesive bonding available in latest valid version in the local language and are all task owners in your organization aware of content?

  6. What is the name of the activity within the Capacity Management process whose purpose is to predict the future capacity requirements of new and changed services?

  7. Does the tool facilitate the control and management of Release and Deployment success and failure criteria throughout the lifecycle and activity workflow?

  8. Do release & deployment models facilitate management control of the release &/or deployment environments, schedules, and all roles & responsibilities?

  9. What countermeasures do you take on short notice to move technical disciplines or work packages out of or away from the critical path in the schedule?

  10. Which quality criteria are going to be tested and which quality level is the system required to achieve prior to its release with regards to criteria?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Change and Release Management book in PDF containing 996 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Change and Release Management self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Change and Release Management Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Change and Release Management areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Change and Release Management Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Change and Release Management projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Change and Release Management Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Change and Release Management project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Change Management Plan: Has an information & communications plan been developed?

  2. Risk Register: Have other controls and solutions been implemented in other services which could be applied as an alternative to additional funding?

  3. Activity Duration Estimates: Is a standard form used to obtain bids and proposals from prospective sellers?

  4. Schedule Management Plan: Are all key components of a Quality Assurance Plan present?

  5. Project Scope Statement: Will all tasks resulting from issues be entered into the Change and Release Management project Plan and tracked through the plan?

  6. Cost Management Plan: Have the reasons why the changes to your organizational systems and capabilities are required?

  7. WBS Dictionary: Do work packages consist of discrete tasks which are adequately described?

  8. Activity Cost Estimates: Will you use any tools, such as Change and Release Management project management software, to assist in capturing Earned Value metrics?

  9. Cost Management Plan: Have lessons learned been conducted after each Change and Release Management project release?

  10. Stakeholder Management Plan: Does the business case include how the Change and Release Management project aligns with your organizations strategic goals & objectives?

 
Step-by-step and complete Change and Release Management Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Change and Release Management project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Change and Release Management project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Change and Release Management project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Change and Release Management project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Change and Release Management project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Change and Release Management project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Change and Release Management project with this in-depth Change and Release Management Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Change and Release Management projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Change and Release Management and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Change and Release Management investments work better.

This Change and Release Management All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.