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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Optical Transport Network 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 690 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Optical Transport Network improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 690 standard requirements:

  1. Does a troubleshooting guide exist or is it needed?

  2. Do we combine technical expertise with business knowledge and Optical Transport Network Key topics include lifecycles, development approaches, requirements and how to make a business case?

  3. Where do ideas that reach policy makers and planners as proposals for Optical Transport Network strengthening and reform actually originate?

  4. How are the Optical Transport Networks objectives aligned to the groups overall stakeholder strategy?

  5. What should we measure to verify efficiency gains?

  6. Why should people listen to you?

  7. If no one would ever find out about your accomplishments, how would you lead differently?

  8. How do we Improve Optical Transport Network service perception, and satisfaction?

  9. What is your BATNA (best alternative to a negotiated agreement)?

  10. In the past few months, what is the smallest change we have made that has had the biggest positive result? What was it about that small change that produced the large return?


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 Optical Transport Network book in PDF containing 690 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Does each activity-deliverable have exactly one Accountable responsibility, so that accountability is clear and decisions can be made quickly?

  2. Scope Management Plan: Knowing the health of the Optical Transport Network project Ð What is the status?

  3. Stakeholder Management Plan: Is there any form of automated support for Issues Management?

  4. Probability and Impact Matrix: What will be the environmental impact of the Optical Transport Network project?

  5. Scope Management Plan: What are the risks that could significantly affect the communication on the Optical Transport Network project?

  6. Quality Management Plan: Contradictory information between document sections?

  7. Initiating Process Group: The Optical Transport Network project you are managing has nine stakeholders. How many channel of communications are there between these stakeholders?

  8. Communications Management Plan: Timing: when do the effects of the communication take place?

  9. Closing Process Group: Contingency planning. If a risk event occurs, what will you do?

  10. WBS Dictionary: Is the entire contract planned in time-phased control accounts to the extent practicable?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Optical Transport Network project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Optical Transport Network 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 Optical Transport Network 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 Optical Transport Network investments work better.

This Optical Transport Network 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
    Thank you so much for a great tool!

    Posted by Kristy M. on 6th Sep 2018

    Kristy M. Project Manager

  • 5
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    Posted by Pierre V. on 6th Sep 2018

    Pierre V. B2B Product & Content Marketing

  • 5
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    Ravi P. Senior Consultant Big 5

  • 5
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  • 5
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    Posted by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST) on 4th Sep 2018

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST)

  • 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 2nd Sep 2018

    Christine R. University Officer

  • 5
    I look forward to becoming more familiar with the material and conducting the survey with my employer. So far it looks very comprehensive. Thank you.

    Posted by RON F. on 6th Aug 2018

    RON F. Director Analytics Governance

  • 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.

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  • 5
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    ELLEN C. Enterprise Innovation: Business & Information Technology Strategist