Centers of Excellence Toolkit

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HOW THIS TOOLKIT WORKS:

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Centers of Excellence 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 994 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Centers of Excellence improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 994 standard requirements:

  1. How are the Centers of Excellence and the Decision Support Tool making an impact on the implementation of acquisition policy and procedures at the component level?

  2. How can managers evaluate and improve performance management processes, including supervision, to ensure the most cost efficient and effective approach is used?

  3. Do you feel that there is anything else the Center needs to do beyond its current initiatives or strategies to help it achieve sustained success?

  4. Are any new products expected to be commercialized as a result of your organizations participation in the Centers of Excellence Program?

  5. How do you bring communities together around lofty goals in places that might have some of the resistance that Nancy has talked about?

  6. How stakeholders are rolled into the project development process How often are actual costs presented to the stakeholders?

  7. Do you build upon the Centers of Excellence model, which has been a highly effective strategy for promoting research?

  8. What actions is internal audit taking to obtain skill sets aligned to your organizations most significant risks?

  9. Which do you consider the biggest barrier to implementing a successful weight control program in the workplace?

  10. Has your organization stabilized the work program to ensure the timely and systematic completion of projects?


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 Centers of Excellence book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Probability and Impact Assessment: Do the people have the right combinations of skills?

  2. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: What are some important Centers of Excellence project communications management tools?

  3. Risk Register: People risk -are people with appropriate skills available to help complete the Centers of Excellence project?

  4. Human Resource Management Plan: Have Centers of Excellence project team accountabilities & responsibilities been clearly defined?

  5. Procurement Audit: Is there ineffective internal communication in the procurement function/unit?

  6. Human Resource Management Plan: Are key risk mitigation strategies added to the Centers of Excellence project schedule?

  7. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Are there different rules or organizational models for men and women?

  8. Activity Cost Estimates: Does the activity use a common approach or business function to deliver its results?

  9. Human Resource Management Plan: How are superior performers differentiated from average performers?

  10. Quality Metrics: What metrics are important and most beneficial to measure?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Centers of Excellence project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Centers of Excellence 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 Centers of Excellence 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 Centers of Excellence investments work better.

This Centers of Excellence 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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CONTENTS:


Checklists:


Checklists:Centers of Excellence Checklist Report on PERFORMANCE.pdf

Checklists:Centers of Excellence Checklist Report on COE.pdf

Checklists:Centers of Excellence Checklist Report on BUSINESS.pdf

Checklists:Centers of Excellence Checklist Report on EXCELLENCE.pdf

Checklists:Centers of Excellence Checklist Report on PROJECT.pdf

Checklists:Centers of Excellence Checklist Report on PROCESS.pdf

Checklists:Centers of Excellence Checklist Report on PROGRAM.pdf

Checklists:Centers of Excellence Checklist Report on WORK.pdf

Checklists:Centers of Excellence Checklist Report on ORGANIZATION.pdf

Checklists:Centers of Excellence Checklist Report on PLAN.pdf

Checklists:Centers of Excellence Checklist Report on DATA.pdf

Checklists:Centers of Excellence Checklist Report on SERVICE.pdf



STEP 1 Get your bearings:


STEP 1 Get your bearings:Centers of Excellence Self-Assessment Pre-Filled EXAMPLE.xlsx

STEP 1 Get your bearings:Centers_of_Excellence_Quick_Exploratory_Self-Assessment_Guide.pdf





STEP 2 Set concrete goals tasks dates and numbers you can track:


STEP 2 Set concrete goals tasks dates and numbers you can track:Centers of Excellence Self-Assessment.xlsx

STEP 2 Set concrete goals tasks dates and numbers you can track:Centers_of_Excellence.pdf

..and the Project Management resources in 'STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy' as described above.

 

 

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