IT Capabilities Toolkit

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Contribute toward the vision, and implement and continually refine key IT capabilities related to IT Strategy, enterprise technology portfolio governance, Workforce Planning, and Performance Management.

More Uses of the IT capabilities Toolkit:

  • Direct: relevant expertise in the application of IT capabilities to drive business value in a research and early development domain.

  • Ensure you educate; build and present Business Cases for new and enhanced IT capabilities to reduce your organizations risk profile.

  • Be accountable for assessing current and future organizational IT capabilities and requirements.

  • Authorize mentor and develop the skills and IT Audit capabilities of IT Audit personnel and key IT Partners.

  • Provide full lifecycle ownership of applications and IT capabilities supporting standard Information Technology infrastructures.

  • Collaborate with client facing leaders to improve IT capabilities and enhance the value of your organizations deliverables.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the IT Capabilities 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 998 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which IT Capabilities improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 998 standard requirements:

  1. Does your organization ensure that it has formal contractual arrangements that include compliance with Information Governance requirements, with all contractors and support organizations?

  2. Are there structured training programs to ensure that all staff are provided with adequate quality, safety and Risk Management information, instruction and training appropriate to role?

  3. Do governance layer characteristics of the cluster information exchange arrangement via inter-organizational Information Systems influence the operational layer characteristics?

  4. How are Data Governance business professionals dealing with forces, capturing the imagination of senior management, and working with peers in IT, Information security and legal?

  5. Do you conduct security training for the relevant staff with appropriate procedures for reporting and acting on unauthorised activity and misuse of confidential information?

  6. Are there any organizational provisions for Policy Analysis as requirements and guidance for Data Analysis, duty to provide information in a timely and reliable manner?

  7. How does your organization make information about current procedures and guidance for managing risks available to consumers, representatives the workforce and others?

  8. Which is the PRIMARY advantage of having an established Information security governance framework in place when your organization is adopting Emerging Technologies?

  9. How do clinicians effectively communicate critical information to other clinicians who can make decisions about care, and clients and carers, in a timely way?

  10. Who is responsible for the management and governance of the shared attribute (each metadata element including Information security, privacy and Data Quality)?

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 IT Capabilities book in PDF containing 998 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Schedule Management Plan: Who is responsible for estimating the activity durations?

  2. Scope Management Plan: During what part of the PM process is the IT Capabilities project scope statement created?

  3. Risk Management Plan: Is the customer technically sophisticated in the product area?

  4. Schedule Management Plan: Are the schedule estimates reasonable given the IT Capabilities project?

  5. Activity Duration Estimates: Are IT Capabilities project records organized, maintained, and assessable by IT Capabilities project team members?

  6. Milestone List: Describe the concept of the technology, product or service that will be or has been developed. How will it be used?

  7. Activity Duration Estimates: Does a process exist to identify individuals authorized to make certain decisions?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Cost Management – how will the cost of changes be estimated and controlled?

  9. Assumption and Constraint Log: Were the system requirements formally reviewed prior to initiating the design phase?

  10. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Evaluate the impact of schedule changes, work around, etc?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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 IT Capabilities 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 IT Capabilities project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any IT Capabilities project with this in-depth IT Capabilities Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IT Capabilities 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 IT Capabilities 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 IT Capabilities investments work better.

This IT Capabilities 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.