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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Cost 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 633 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Cost Management improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 633 standard requirements:

  1. To support the revolving fund function, does the core financial system provide the capability to use cost management in revolving funds, including working capital programs?

  2. Determine if the Delegations of Authority contains sufficient direction to provide clear structure protection guidance to the IMT. Were all protection agencies identified?

  3. What should a project manager do if, in the middle of a large 2-year project, a new technology is released that would improve the quality of the final deliverable?

  4. Evaluation of any change should include an impact analysis. How will the change affect the scope, time, cost, and quality of the goods or services being provided?

  5. Is it sufficient to do cost analysis at the level of project activities or do decision-makers questions point to cost analysis at the level of programme outcomes?

  6. Prepare the future: has the project altered the infrastructure of the org. so future business success and customer impact are more likely?

  7. Why do companies engage in across-the-board demands for cost-cutting rather than using a strategic cost management approach?

  8. An analysis of the financial aspects of the projects administration; What investment funds will the project need and when?

  9. Program, project or job management; to a CEO or a computer system, its all the same. Are you hitting your project targets?

  10. Reporting to Customer: What formal communications and techniques will be used to keep the customer informed of status?


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 Cost Management book in PDF containing 633 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Initiating Process Group: Does the Cost Management project team have enough people to execute the Cost Management project plan?

  2. Source Selection Criteria: Can you identify proposed teaming partners and/or subcontractors and discuss the nature and extent of their proposed involvement in satisfying the Cost Management project requirements?

  3. Quality Management Plan: Are requirements management tracking tools and procedures in place?

  4. Activity Duration Estimates: How have experts such as Deming, Juran, Crosby, and Taguchi affected the quality movement and todays use of Six Sigma?

  5. Procurement Audit: Do staff involved in the various stages of the process have the appropriate skills and training to perform their duties effectively?

  6. Procurement Audit: Are lease-purchase agreements drawn and processed in accordance with law and regulation?

  7. Initiating Process Group: What were the challenges that you encountered during the execution of a previous Cost Management project that you would not want to repeat?

  8. Activity Cost Estimates: Will you need to provide essential services information about activities?

  9. Quality Metrics: Which data do others need in one place to target areas of improvement?

  10. Schedule Management Plan: Are any non-compliance issues that exist due to the organizations practices communicated to the organization?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Cost Management project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Cost 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 Cost 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 Cost 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 Cost 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 Cost 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 Cost Management project with this in-depth Cost Management Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Cost 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 Cost 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 Cost Management investments work better.

This Cost 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.

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  • 5
    DAVID T. Software Consultant

    Posted by DAVID T. on 5th 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
    Awesome, thank you so much!!

    Posted by ZORAN M. on 5th Sep 2018

    ZORAN M. Knowledge Management Consultant

  • 5
    Seems quite handy - going to start using it next month as we're investing quite a lot in it. This will define for us what to do in this space and solve a real problem (rather than chasing shiny objects).

    Posted by DAVIN B. on 5th Sep 2018

    DAVIN B. Systems Manager

  • 5
    Thank you! I have found a lot of great information in the text so far. I plan to use your book as one of our references as we build out our SDDC and gladly leave an online review.

    Posted by CRAIG T. on 4th Sep 2018

    CRAIG T. Chief Technology Officer

  • 5
    Thanks for this; a lot of work has gone into developing and producing this, I am looking forward to using it in the coming weeks.

    Posted by DR STEVEN.B. on 4th Sep 2018

    DR STEVEN.B. Head of Information Security & Assurance

  • 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 Sep 2018

    MEL F. Change Management Professional

  • 5
    I have gone through the array of your works and they are simply awesome! Great job you have been doing.

    Posted by KENNETH O. on 3rd Sep 2018

    KENNETH O. MD/CEO, Emerging Media

  • 5
    Congrats! Very cool!

    Posted by Caryn B. on 3rd Sep 2018

    Caryn B. Vice President Production

  • 5
    The Self-Assessment is a great tool to gather feedback and input from others, especially challenges, and things to watch out for. Very helpful!

    Posted by JULIE M. on 3rd Sep 2018

    JULIE M. AWS Solution Architect