Cloud Managed Service Provider Toolkit

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Adapt your sourcing model to new development models and cloud

 

What recourse does your organization have should a cloud provider lose data?

Are cloud managed services the right financial choice for your business?

Do you know which parts of your business will benefit from cloud?

How does high performance hybrid cloud benefit your business?

What is your organizations most common type of application deployment for cloud computing?




...Find the answers to these, and more, questions with this Cloud Managed Service Provider Toolkit:

  • Make your users access to cloud services seamless yet secure.
  • Determine the best way to consume cloud services for your organization.
  • Assess whether cloud services are and remain within your audit scope.
  • Integrate the cloud environment into your current operational platform.
  • Manage your data in the cloud.
  • Adapt your organization to increase your benefits from Cloud.
  • Know if your legacy or planned application is viable in cloud.
  • Use your customers existing software licenses when migrating to Azure.
  • Determine who to purchases licenses from for your customers.



HOW THIS TOOLKIT WORKS:

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Cloud Managed Service Provider 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 992 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Cloud Managed Service Provider improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 992 standard requirements:

  1. How will your organization manage changes to OS hardening baselines, configure security groups or OS firewalls, and monitor instances for intrusions or unauthorized changes?

  2. What are the current requirements for managed mobility; and how are service providers and platform vendors enhancing services and software to accommodate new requirements?

  3. Is your run organization the people keeping everything running your internal IT, or is it Microsoft, Amazon and other cloud service providers?

  4. Can the service provider help you transition seamlessly from the data center to a cloud service or supplementary managed service?

  5. Is your organization leveraging AWS provided instance and service specific metadata as part of its asset management strategy?

  6. What is the best policy for making IT procurement decisions as capital purchase, buy or lease, cloud versus on premise?

  7. What would happen in your organization when programs purchase own cloud computing technology to satisfy mission needs?

  8. What are the implications of moving different parts of an application or system, especially legacy IT, to cloud?

  9. What does your organization do when and if it needs to move from one cloud service provider to a different one?

  10. When and how do your business, application, project, and operations teams request and provision cloud services?


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 Cloud Managed Service Provider book in PDF containing 992 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step Cloud Managed Service Provider Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Cloud Managed Service Provider project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Activity Duration Estimates: Are Cloud Managed Service Provider project management tools and techniques consistently applied throughout all Cloud Managed Service Provider projects?

  2. Risk Audit: Are you meeting your legal, regulatory and compliance requirements - if not, why not?

  3. Human Resource Management Plan: Have the procedures for identifying budget variances been followed?

  4. Executing Process Group: How well did the chosen processes produce the expected results?

  5. Change Request: Has a formal technical review been conducted to assess technical correctness?

  6. Process Improvement Plan: Modeling current processes is great, and will you ever see a return on that investment?

  7. Procurement Audit: Did your organization identify the full contract value and include options and provisions for renewals?

  8. Risk Management Plan: Does the Cloud Managed Service Provider project team have experience with the technology to be implemented?

  9. Procurement Audit: Has the expected benefits from realisation of the procurement Cloud Managed Service Provider project been calculated?

  10. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Do all the identified groups or people really need to be consulted?

 
Step-by-step and complete Cloud Managed Service Provider Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Cloud Managed Service Provider project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Cloud Managed Service Provider 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 Cloud Managed Service Provider 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 Cloud Managed Service Provider investments work better.

This Cloud Managed Service Provider 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:Cloud Managed Service Provider Checklist Report on SERVICE.pdf

Checklists:Cloud Managed Service Provider Checklist Report on DATA.pdf

Checklists:Cloud Managed Service Provider Checklist Report on PROVIDER.pdf

Checklists:Cloud Managed Service Provider Checklist Report on SECURITY.pdf

Checklists:Cloud Managed Service Provider Checklist Report on CLOUD.pdf

Checklists:Cloud Managed Service Provider Checklist Report on ORGANIZATION.pdf



STEP 1 Get your bearings:


STEP 1 Get your bearings:Cloud_Managed_Service_Provider_Quick_Exploratory_Self-Assessment_Guide.pdf

STEP 1 Get your bearings:Cloud Managed Service Provider Self-Assessment Pre-Filled EXAMPLE.xlsx





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


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

STEP 2 Set concrete goals tasks dates and numbers you can track:Cloud Managed Service Provider Self-Assessment.xlsx

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

 

 

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