Availability Management Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Availability Management 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 993 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Availability Management improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 993 standard requirements:

  1. How can servers be deployed in the most optimal way to operate at the lowest cost for power and environmental control, while meeting the design objectives for Availability, Capacity and Continuity?

  2. How do you control costs, ensure availability, optimize system performance and usage while also giving your staff time to work on projects to provide innovative solutions to your customers?

  3. Is there a documented governance process to identify and assess changes that could significantly affect the system of internal controls for security, confidentiality and availability?

  4. Do you agree that your organization plan should include a major section on resource availability, prioritization of work, and options for resolving projected budget shortfalls?

  5. Do you include a process that, depending on the event and the availability of staff, you can prioritize the business services to be recovered and the needed recovery personnel?

  6. What are some of your practices for having application consistent snapshots across multiple persistent storage systems for disaster recovery and or high availability purposes?

  7. How will it services (applications and underlying infrastructure) be architected to achieve business requirements, including continuous availability and business continuity?

  8. How do factors like the speed of optimization algorithms, demand for reliability and the availability of grid friendly appliances affect the already stated trade-offs?

  9. Are serious deviations in the operation of internal control, including major security, availability and processing integrity events, reported to senior management?

  10. Does the tool integrate with the CMS CMDBs to facilitate the identification of weak or unstable Configuration Items to support Component Failure Impact Analysis?


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 Availability Management book in PDF containing 993 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Procurement Audit: Are there internal control systems in place to secure that laws and regulations are observed?

  2. Quality Management Plan: What are your organizations current levels and trends for the already stated measures related to financial and marketplace performance?

  3. Cost Baseline: Has the Availability Management project documentation been archived or otherwise disposed as described in the Availability Management project communication plan?

  4. Procurement Management Plan: Were Availability Management project team members involved in detailed estimating and scheduling?

  5. Change Request: Will all change requests be unconditionally tracked through this process?

  6. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: Contingency planning. if a risk event occurs, what will you do?

  7. Risk Management Plan: What is the probability the risk avoidance strategy will be successful?

  8. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are trade-offs between accepting the risk and mitigating the risk identified?

  9. Cost Baseline: Has the actual cost of the Availability Management project (or Availability Management project phase) been tallied and compared to the approved budget?

  10. Human Resource Management Plan: Is a stakeholder management plan in place that covers topics?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Availability Management project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Availability Management 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 Availability Management 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 Availability Management investments work better.

This Availability Management 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.