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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Microsoft Live Labs 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 Microsoft Live Labs improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the standard requirements:

  1. What are the compelling stakeholder reasons for embarking on Microsoft Live Labs?

  2. Who are the people involved in developing and implementing Microsoft Live Labs?

  3. How do we Lead with Microsoft Live Labs in Mind?

  4. How to measure lifecycle phases?

  5. How do you measure progress and evaluate training effectiveness?

  6. Were the planned controls working?

  7. How are the Microsoft Live Labss objectives aligned to the groups overall stakeholder strategy?

  8. Who defines the rules in relation to any given issue?

  9. Do several people in different organizational units assist with the Microsoft Live Labs process?

  10. What quality tools were used to get through the analyze phase?


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 Microsoft Live Labs book in PDF containing requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Quality Management Plan: How does your organization measure customer satisfaction/dissatisfaction?

  2. Cost Management Plan: Have lessons learned been conducted after each Microsoft Live Labs project release?

  3. Team Directory: Where will the product be used and/or delivered or built when appropriate?

  4. Executing Process Group: What factors are contributing to progress or delay in the achievement of products and results?

  5. Communications Management Plan: What help do you and your team need from the stakeholder?

  6. Procurement Audit: Does the strategy ensure that appropriate controls are in place to ensure propriety and regularity in delivery?

  7. Project Scope Statement: Change Management vs. Change Leadership - What's the Difference?

  8. Project Schedule: Are there activities that came from a template or previous Microsoft Live Labs project that are not applicable on this phase of this Microsoft Live Labs project?

  9. Quality Audit: How does the organization know that its system for recruiting the best staff possible are appropriately effective and constructive?

  10. Team Member Status Report: How does this product, good, or service meet the needs of the Microsoft Live Labs project and the organization as a whole?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Microsoft Live Labs project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Microsoft Live Labs 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 Microsoft Live Labs 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 Microsoft Live Labs investments work better.

This Microsoft Live Labs 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
    This is great!

    Posted by GREG C, on 6th Sep 2018

    GREG C. CEO Managed Service Provider

  • 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 5th Sep 2018

    DR STEVEN.B. Head of Information Security & Assurance

  • 5
    Great initiative and timing to release the requirements! And thanks a lot for sharing it with us!

    Posted by Pierre V. on 3rd Sep 2018

    Pierre V. B2B Product & Content Marketing

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    Posted by ctmfile.com on 3rd 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
    Awesome, thank you so much!!

    Posted by ZORAN M. on 2nd Sep 2018

    ZORAN M. Knowledge Management Consultant

  • 5
    Just looked at the files. Impressive. Well done. I am learning.

    Posted by MARTIN B. on 2nd Sep 2018

    MARTIN B. Risks and Compliance, Vulnerability and Security Testing, Threat Detection and Response, Managed Security Services.

  • 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 6th Aug 2018

    MEL F. Change Management Professional

  • 5
    Thank you. We will be offering your self assessment as a subject for our master students from autumn onwards.

    Posted by Christine R. on 5th Aug 2018

    Christine R. University Officer

  • 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 4th Aug 2018

    Ravi P. Senior Consultant Big 5