Converged storage 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 Converged storage Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Converged storage 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 Converged storage specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

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

Examples; 10 of the standard requirements:

  1. Is key measure data collection planned and executed, process variation displayed and communicated and performance baselined?

  2. What should be measured?

  3. When is/was the Converged storage start date?

  4. What counts that we are not counting?

  5. What is the purpose of Converged storage in relation to the mission?

  6. Is reporting being used or needed?

  7. Do we aggressively reward and promote the people who have the biggest impact on creating excellent Converged storage services/products?

  8. Ask yourself: how would we do this work if we only had one staff member to do it?

  9. Are there any disadvantages to implementing Converged storage? There might be some that are less obvious?

  10. Was a detailed process map created to amplify critical steps of the as is stakeholder process?


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 Converged storage book in PDF containing requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Stakeholder Management Plan: Do you know what your customers expectations are regarding this process?

  2. Duration Estimating Worksheet: Done before proceeding with this activity or what can be done concurrently?

  3. Schedule Management Plan: Does the IMS reflect accurate current status and credible start/finish forecasts for all to-go tasks and milestones?

  4. Procurement Audit: Does the strategy include a policy for identifying and training suitable procurement staff?

  5. Communications Management Plan: Are others part of the communications management plan?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Has a proper Converged storage project work location been established that will allow the team to work together with user personnel?

  7. Quality Management Plan: How is staff trained on the recording of field notes?

  8. Activity Duration Estimates: Which would be the NEXT thing for the Converged storage project manager to do?

  9. Lessons Learned: How accurately and timely was the Risk Management Log updated or reviewed?

  10. Initiating Process Group: Does the Converged storage project team have enough people to execute the Converged storage project plan?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Converged storage project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Converged storage 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 Converged storage 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 Converged storage investments work better.

This Converged storage 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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  • 5
    DAVID T. Software Consultant

    Posted by DAVID T. on 4th Sep 2018

    Quality is a topic that is very important for me right now, and it should be important for every team. This book contains a self-assessment that can be useful for your organization to find out where you currently are. If you struggle to ask the right questions about your efforts, this book will give many of them, and a way to score your answers

  • 5
    I really like the format. Simple but quite powerful. I will make sure to share my views with Amazon. Thanks again.

    Posted by CARL M. on 3rd Sep 2018

    CARL M. Senior Solutions Architect

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

    Posted by TAHAR H. on 3rd Sep 2018

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

  • 5
    Awesome!!!!!!

    Posted by JOHN G. on 2nd Sep 2018

    JOHN G. Principal Consultant

  • 5
    Thank you, these are great!

    Posted by NATALIE F. on 4th Aug 2018

    NATALIE F. Healthcare Information Technology Consultant

  • 5
    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 4th 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
    Spot on, thank you. Will study your book to help my clients.

    Posted by WALTER H. on 4th Aug 2018

    WALTER H. Business Coach

  • 5
    Thank you, this is perfect - I will certainly be recommending Self Assessment dashboards to all - I can not wait to tell my colleagues on Monday.

    Posted by MEL F. on 3rd Aug 2018

    MEL F. Change Management Professional

  • 5
    JUNE M. Vice President Information Technology, Human Resources and Administrative Services

    Posted by JUNE M. on 3rd Aug 2018

    I would love to have a conversation with you, at the moment I am preparing for our annual IT Conference, which I might add, we could have used you as a presenter!