Azure Cloud IaaS Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Azure Cloud IaaS 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 949 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Azure Cloud IaaS improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 949 standard requirements:

  1. Ids/ips traffic pattern analysis can often detect or block attacks such as a denial-of-service attack or a network scan. however, in some cases this is legitimate traffic (such as using cloud infrastructure for load testing or security testing). does the cloud provider have a documented exception process for allowing legitimate traffic that the ids/ips flags as an attack pattern?

  2. Assuming you are a data controller (someone who collects data; such as through a web site); you are responsible for the safe keeping of that data no matter who is handling it. You are ultimately responsible if a data processor (outsourcer or cloud provider) loses that data. Are you sure of their policies; procedures; and technology to keep it safe?

  3. IDS/IPS content matching can detect or block known malware attacks, virus signatures, and spam signatures, but are also subject to false positives. If the cloud provider provides IDS/IPS services, is there a documented exception process for allowing legitimate traffic that has content similar to malware attacks or spam?

  4. Security and authentication technologies, allied to event logging, in the cloud computing environment can help auditors as they deal with issues related to workflow were those who entered, approved, changed or otherwise touched data authorized to do so, on an individual, group or role-related basis?

  5. Will it allow users to retrieve their data and their application artifacts and to have strong assurance that the cloud service provider will delete all copies and not retain any materials belonging to the cloud service customer after an agreed period?

  6. Cloud resources can be used for DoDs or defacement attacks against businesses. Which part(s) of your organization that have fully switched to cloud solutions could be more vulnerable to corresponding attacks?

  7. Service level requirements: what service level requirements should the infrastructure support, such as service response time, throughput, and availability, and how is it required to scale over time?

  8. How might we classify current cloud computing offerings across a spectrum, and how do the technical and business challenges differ depending on where in the spectrum a particular offering lies?

  9. Critical success factor is that appropriate governance needs to be in place. Is an appropriate organizational structure in place to manage your organization facing the cloud computing solution?

  10. Business Considerations. Business considerations include the overall organizational readiness for using cloud computing. Is the application owner willing and comfortable with a cloud platform?


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 Azure Cloud IaaS book in PDF containing 949 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Roles and Responsibilities: Be specific; avoid generalities. Thank you and great work alone are insufficient. What exactly do you appreciate and why?

  2. Scope Management Plan: Does the business case include how the Azure Cloud IaaS project aligns with your organizations strategic goals & objectives?

  3. Probability and Impact Matrix: Were there any Azure Cloud IaaS projects similar to this one in existence?

  4. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Are overhead costs budgets established on a basis consistent with anticipated direct business base?

  5. Assumption and Constraint Log: Are there processes in place to ensure internal consistency between the source code components?

  6. Assumption and Constraint Log: Does the traceability documentation describe the tool and/or mechanism to be used to capture traceability throughout the life cycle?

  7. WBS Dictionary: Is the anticipated (firm and potential) business base Azure Cloud IaaS projected in a rational, consistent manner?

  8. Scope Management Plan: Is an industry recognized mechanized support tool(s) being used for Azure Cloud IaaS project scheduling & tracking?

  9. Procurement Audit: Is your organization policy on purchasing covered by a written manual?

  10. Procurement Audit: Did the conditions included in the contract protect the risk of non-performance by the supplier and were there no conflicting provisions?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Azure Cloud IaaS project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Azure Cloud IaaS 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 Azure Cloud IaaS 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 Azure Cloud IaaS investments work better.

This Azure Cloud IaaS 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.