Active Directory Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Active Directory 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 997 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Active Directory improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 997 standard requirements:

  1. Does the vendor support advanced authentication methods as multifactor authentication, SAML, SSO, Active Directory/LDAP, or other identity management solutions?

  2. Does a customer administrator have access to a users archived email if the user has been deleted from your organizations Active Directory and the mail servers?

  3. Which combination of steps should a Security Engineer take to federate your organizations on-premises Active Directory with AWS?

  4. What is the best way to adjust your administration of printers to reduce configuration issues and lower administrative overhead?

  5. Is it possible to connect the API Manager directly to an LDAP or Active Directory where the corporate identities are stored?

  6. Does the solution automatically handle the addition or removal of groups and users based Active Directory/LDAP changes?

  7. Will your application manage user access and data security, or do you expect Active Directory to authenticate users?

  8. What type of Active Directory domain controller is recommended to minimize security risks for remediation servers?

  9. Is the employee department chosen by the employee or is it maintained and set up to default in Active Directory?

  10. How can zero trust improve your identity and access management practices when moving to a hybrid cloud model?


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 Active Directory book in PDF containing 997 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Closing Process Group: What will you do to minimize the impact should a risk event occur?

  2. Activity Duration Estimates: Which is a benefit of an analogous Active Directory project estimate?

  3. Project Charter: Success determination factors: how will the success of the Active Directory project be determined from the customers perspective?

  4. Executing Process Group: Mitigate. what will you do to minimize the impact should a risk event occur?

  5. Scope Management Plan: Is there a formal process for updating the Active Directory project baseline?

  6. Assumption and Constraint Log: Is staff trained on the software technologies that are being used on the Active Directory project?

  7. Cost Management Plan: Were stakeholders aware and supportive of the principles and practices of modern software estimation?

  8. WBS Dictionary: Where engineering standards or other internal work measurement systems are used, is there a formal relationship between corresponding values and work package budgets?

  9. Activity Duration Estimates: How do you enter durations, link tasks, and view critical path information?

  10. Human Resource Management Plan: Were Active Directory project team members involved in detailed estimating and scheduling?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Active Directory project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Active Directory 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 Active Directory 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 Active Directory investments work better.

This Active Directory 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.