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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Platform engineering 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 718 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Platform engineering improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 718 standard requirements:

  1. Who else should we help?

  2. Who are the Platform engineering improvement team members, including Management Leads and Coaches?

  3. How can the value of Platform engineering be defined?

  4. What are the expected benefits of Platform engineering to the stakeholder?

  5. What measurements are possible, practicable and meaningful?

  6. How was the as is process map developed, reviewed, verified and validated?

  7. Are customers identified and high impact areas defined?

  8. Has the Platform engineering work been fairly and/or equitably divided and delegated among team members who are qualified and capable to perform the work? Has everyone contributed?

  9. How will measures be used to manage and adapt?

  10. How does the Platform engineering manager ensure against scope creep?


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 Platform engineering book in PDF containing 718 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Stakeholder Management Plan: Is there a formal process for updating the Platform engineering project baseline?

  2. Stakeholder Management Plan: Is a payment system in place with proper reviews and approvals?

  3. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Changes in the nature of the overhead requirements?

  4. WBS Dictionary: Are overhead costs budgets established on a basis consistent with anticipated direct business base?

  5. Cost Baseline: Does the suggested change request seem to represent a necessary enhancement to the product?

  6. Activity List: What is the probability the Platform engineering project can be completed in xx weeks?

  7. Variance Analysis: Is the anticipated (firm and potential) business base Platform engineering projected in a rational, consistent manner?

  8. WBS Dictionary: Are estimates of costs at completion generated in a rational, consistent manner?

  9. Requirements Management Plan: Is Requirements work dependent on any other specific Platform engineering project or non-Platform engineering project activities (e.g. funding, approvals, procurement)?

  10. Quality Audit: Are measuring and test equipment that have been placed out of service suitably identified and excluded from use in any device reconditioning operation?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Platform engineering project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Platform engineering 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 Platform engineering 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 Platform engineering investments work better.

This Platform engineering 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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    Thank you so much for a great tool!

    Posted by Kristy M. on 5th Sep 2018

    Kristy M. Project Manager

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

    Posted by JUNE M. on 5th Sep 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!

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    Thank you again for sharing your expertise with us.

    Posted by Ken W. on 4th Sep 2018

    Ken W. Publisher & VP, Sales and Marketing

  • 5
    This is great!

    Posted by GREG C, on 4th Sep 2018

    GREG C. CEO Managed Service Provider

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

    Posted by MARTIN B. on 4th Sep 2018

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

  • 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

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    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 3rd Sep 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
    This is great! Thank you. Say, do you all do consulting or certification?

    Posted by KEN W. on 2nd Sep 2018

    KEN W. Managing Director