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Backplane Toolkit: best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics

$249.00

Backplane Toolkit: best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics

$249.00

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

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

Examples; 10 of the standard requirements:

  1. Have all non-recommended alternatives been analyzed in sufficient detail?

  2. Is Supporting Backplane documentation required?

  3. How do we make it meaningful in connecting Backplane with what users do day-to-day?

  4. How do we improve productivity?

  5. Meeting the challenge: are missed Backplane opportunities costing us money?

  6. What tools and technologies are needed for a custom Backplane project?

  7. What would you recommend your friend do if he/she were facing this dilemma?

  8. Do we have past Backplane Successes?

  9. Schedule -can it be done in the given time?

  10. Is it economical; do we have the time and money?


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 Backplane book in PDF containing requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Activity Duration Estimates: Calculate the expected duration for an activity that has a most likely time of 5, a pessimistic time of 13, and a optimistic time of 3?

  2. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: What Do You Need to Implement Earned Value Management?

  3. Schedule Management Plan: Are actuals compared against estimates to analyze and correct variances?

  4. Activity Cost Estimates: What were things that you did well, but could improve, and how?

  5. Process Improvement Plan: Everyone agrees on what process improvement is, right?

  6. Stakeholder Management Plan: Is a PMO (Backplane project Management Office) in place and does it provide oversight to the Backplane project?

  7. Quality Audit: How do you know what, specifically, is required of you in your work?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Progress measurement and control Ð How will the Backplane project measure and control progress?

  9. Project Management Plan: Are there any windfall benefits that would accrue to the Backplane project sponsor or other parties?

  10. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are cause and effect determined for risks when they occur?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Backplane project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Backplane 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 Backplane 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 Backplane investments work better.

This Backplane 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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