Cisco Prime Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Cisco Prime 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 Cisco Prime improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 993 standard requirements:

  1. How can one obtain clear end-to-end operational visibility from users to application services, in real-time, with existing tools, and without a huge investment in network taps and agents?

  2. Which parts of the network Ð which applications, services, virtual machines, physical machines, data centers, routers, switches and fiber Ð do particular customers depend on?

  3. Should a distinction be made between general information that is publicly available and more detailed information for embedded generators and demand side response proponents?

  4. What should be included in a stock route network management plan to ensure the plan is useful for making decisions about issuing permits and operational matters?

  5. Are groups, roles, and responsibilities for logical management of network components assigned and documented in the firewall and router configuration standards?

  6. Does the supply network model have implications for how organizations use individual supply chain operations to leverage relationships and compete effectively?

  7. Does the it organization perform performance monitoring as well as short and long term project planning for the system and network infrastructure components?

  8. How feasible is it to use a smart network camera as the central hub of a system gathering, storing and analyzing sensor data usable for building management?

  9. What features for Key Management, Encryption, Authentication, Authorization, and Identification need to be selected in order to optimize network security?

  10. How is personal information protected at various levels databases, networks, system platforms, application layers, and business process/functional levels?


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 Cisco Prime book in PDF containing 993 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Procurement Audit: Were no tenders presented after the time limit accepted?

  2. Communications Management Plan: Are the stakeholders getting the information others need, are others consulted, are concerns addressed?

  3. Team Member Performance Assessment: To what degree can team members meet frequently enough to accomplish the teams ends?

  4. Procurement Management Plan: Are all key components of a Quality Assurance Plan present?

  5. Schedule Management Plan: Does the Cisco Prime project have quality set of schedule BOEs?

  6. Procurement Audit: Does the manual contain policies relating to all business management functions?

  7. Probability and Impact Assessment: Are trained personnel, including supervisors and Cisco Prime project managers, available to handle such a large Cisco Prime project?

  8. Project Management Plan: Are the proposed Cisco Prime project purposes different than a previously authorized Cisco Prime project?

  9. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are estimating assumptions and constraints captured?

  10. Procurement Audit: Is procurement execution duly monitored and documented?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Cisco Prime project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Cisco Prime 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 Cisco Prime 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 Cisco Prime investments work better.

This Cisco Prime 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.