Azure SQL Database Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Azure SQL Database 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 999 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 SQL Database improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Are event logs are enable and record the user activities, exceptions, faults and information security events produced, kept and regularly reviewed for all database system servers?

  2. Do you have physical and logical security controls around information systems and databases to avoid unauthorised access and detect/prevent potential data leakage?

  3. What controls are in place to ensure that the latest versions of the database are installed with all the necessary/latest security patches /fixes?

  4. What is the name of the security communitys effort to create a comprehensive database of multiple vulnerabilities and security tools?

  5. Have you ever wondered how to elevate the design of your database to improve performance, search capabilities and security handling?

  6. Do you have applications that require secure communication to a back-end database that needs to remain in your data center?

  7. Will each user need to connect to the back-end database to leverage data-level security enforced at the back-end databases?

  8. What security safeguards are in place for the associated databases, tags, and transmissions from the tags to the databases?

  9. What would best be defined as a security test on services against a known vulnerability database using an automated tool?

  10. Do your security policies prohibit publishing IT infrastructure information, as server names, paths, and database names?


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 SQL Database book in PDF containing 999 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Quality Management Plan: Do trained quality assurance auditors conduct the audits as defined in the Quality Management Plan and scheduled by the Azure SQL Database project manager?

  2. Executing Process Group: What does it mean to take a systems view of a Azure SQL Database project?

  3. Executing Process Group: How is Azure SQL Database project performance information created and distributed?

  4. Project Management Plan: Is there anything you would now do differently on your Azure SQL Database project based on past experience?

  5. Lessons Learned: If issue escalation was required, how effectively were issues resolved?

  6. Project Management Plan: Are the existing and future without-plan conditions reasonable and appropriate?

  7. Requirements Management Plan: Will the Azure SQL Database project requirements become approved in writing?

  8. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Is changing technology threatening your organizations position?

  9. WBS Dictionary: Does the contractor have procedures which permit identification of recurring or non-recurring costs as necessary?

  10. Requirements Traceability Matrix: Do you have a clear understanding of all subcontracts in place?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Azure SQL Database project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Azure SQL Database 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 SQL Database 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 SQL Database 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 SQL Database 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 SQL Database 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 SQL Database project with this in-depth Azure SQL Database Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Azure SQL Database 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 SQL Database 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 SQL Database investments work better.

This Azure SQL Database 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.