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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Vertical Integration 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 657 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Vertical Integration improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 657 standard requirements:

  1. Are there any constraints (technical, political, cultural, or otherwise) that would inhibit certain solutions?

  2. Was a cause-and-effect diagram used to explore the different types of causes (or sources of variation)?

  3. Does the Vertical Integration task fit the clients priorities?

  4. Does Vertical Integration analysis isolate the fundamental causes of problems?

  5. What charts has the team used to display the components of variation in the process?

  6. Did my employees make progress today?

  7. Is there a cost/benefit analysis of optimal solution(s)?

  8. How will we know that a change is improvement?

  9. Which Vertical Integration goals are the most important?

  10. Is the impact that Vertical Integration has shown?


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 Vertical Integration book in PDF containing 657 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Variance Analysis: Are there knowledgeable Vertical Integration projections of future performance?

  2. Risk Audit: Do you have written and signed agreements/contracts in place for each paid staff member?

  3. WBS Dictionary: Are records maintained to show how management reserves are used?

  4. Risk Management Plan: Are requirements fully understood by the software engineering team and customers?

  5. Cost Management Plan: Are written status reports provided on a designated frequent basis?

  6. Scope Management Plan: What is the organizations history in doing similar activities?

  7. Project or Phase Close-Out: In addition to assessing whether the Vertical Integration project was successful, it is equally critical to analyze why it was or was not fully successful. Are you including this?

  8. Procurement Audit: Are all purchase orders reviewed by someone other than the individual preparing the purchase order (reasonableness of order and vendor selection)?

  9. Schedule Management Plan: Do all stakeholders know how to access this repository and where to find the Vertical Integration project documentation?

  10. Lessons Learned: Overall, how effective were the efforts to prepare you and your organization for the impact of the product/service of the Vertical Integration project?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Vertical Integration project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Vertical Integration 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 Vertical Integration 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 Vertical Integration investments work better.

This Vertical Integration 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 for the excel dashboard. It is so powerful.

    Posted by TAHAR H. on 5th Sep 2018

    TAHAR H. Researcher at Institute of Economic Analysis and Prospective Studies

  • 5
    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!

  • 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 3rd Sep 2018

    DR STEVEN.B. Head of Information Security & Assurance

  • 5
    Thank you for this achievement.

    Posted by IFMA on 5th Aug 2018

    IFMA International Facility Management Association

  • 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 5th Aug 2018

    RON F. Director Analytics Governance

  • 5
    Thank you again for sharing your expertise with us.

    Posted by Ken W. on 5th Aug 2018

    Ken W. Publisher & VP, Sales and Marketing

  • 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 3rd Aug 2018

    CRAIG T. Chief Technology Officer

  • 5
    Thank you, these are great!

    Posted by NATALIE F. on 3rd Aug 2018

    NATALIE F. Healthcare Information Technology Consultant

  • 5
    I will use everything extensively to prepare for an audit scheduled in Dec and Jan for an important automotive customer.

    Posted by Bruno C. on 3rd Aug 2018

    Bruno C. ICT Director