Continuous availability Toolkit: best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Continuous availability Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Continuous availability 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 Continuous availability specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Continuous availability 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 661 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Continuous availability improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 661 standard requirements:

  1. Who are the key stakeholders?

  2. Are there any disadvantages to implementing Continuous availability? There might be some that are less obvious?

  3. Do we monitor the Continuous availability decisions made and fine tune them as they evolve?

  4. What other jobs or tasks affect the performance of the steps in the Continuous availability process?

  5. What is it like to work for me?

  6. If we do not follow, then how to lead?

  7. Think about the functions involved in your Continuous availability project. what processes flow from these functions?

  8. How can we best use all of our knowledge repositories to enhance learning and sharing?

  9. What do we stand for--and what are we against?

  10. Are audit criteria, scope, frequency and methods defined?


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 Continuous availability book in PDF containing 661 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Continuous availability 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 Continuous availability Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Continuous availability 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 Continuous availability 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 Continuous availability projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Continuous availability Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Continuous availability project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Variance Analysis: Budget versus Actual. How does the monthly budget compare to actual experience?

  2. Requirements Traceability Matrix: Do we have a clear understanding of all subcontracts in place?

  3. Assumption and Constraint Log: Has the approach and development strategy of the Continuous availability project been defined, documented and accepted by the appropriate stakeholders?

  4. Communications Management Plan: In your work, how much time is spent on stakeholder identification?

  5. Planning Process Group: Are work methodologies, financial instruments, etc. shared among departments, organizations and Continuous availability projects?

  6. Activity Duration Estimates: Is earned value analysis completed to assess Continuous availability project performance?

  7. Activity Duration Estimates: What is the difference between conceptual, application, and evaluative questions?

  8. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Identify and isolate causes of favorable and unfavorable cost and schedule variances?

  9. Stakeholder Management Plan: Does the detailed work plan match the complexity of tasks with the capabilities of personnel?

  10. Stakeholder Management Plan: Does the detailed Continuous availability project plan identify individual responsibilities for the next 4Ð6 weeks?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Continuous availability project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Continuous availability project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Continuous availability 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 Continuous availability 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 Continuous availability 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 Continuous availability 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 Continuous availability project with this in-depth Continuous availability Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Continuous availability 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 Continuous availability 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 Continuous availability investments work better.

This Continuous availability 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.

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    Posted by ctmfile.com on 4th Sep 2018

    This is a structured, in-depth review and how to work out how develop the controls and processes that will begin to solve the problem. Knowing what questions to ask is the starting point. The level of questions and analysis required will surprise, but this level of details is essential.

  • 5
    This is great! Thank you. Say, do you all do consulting or certification?

    Posted by KEN W. on 4th Sep 2018

    KEN W. Managing Director

  • 5
    The subject is new to me and am sure the resources along with suggested methodology would help me in my pursuit.

    Posted by Ravi P. on 2nd Sep 2018

    Ravi P. Senior Consultant Big 5

  • 5
    Thank you for the excel dashboard. It is so powerful.

    Posted by TAHAR H. on 2nd Sep 2018

    TAHAR H. Researcher at Institute of Economic Analysis and Prospective Studies

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    The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Canada

    Posted by The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Canada on 5th Aug 2018

    I would like to extend my sincere appreciation. I would also like to thank you for your service in promoting business continuity practices. I wish you every success in your work.

  • 5
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    DR STEVEN.B. Head of Information Security & Assurance

  • 5
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    PENGILLY W. Director IT & Logistics at a leading University

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