Critical Applications Toolkit

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Pilot Critical Applications: partner and collaborate with thE Business intelligence team on automation of reporting and Process Improvements and other analysis.

More Uses of the Critical Applications Toolkit:

  • Ensure stable operation of all business Critical Applications by maintaining infrastructure and software integrity using industry Best Practices.

  • Provide continuous real time Production Support for existing Critical Applications and for all further enhancements.

  • Coordinate with System Administrators and developers in the development / implementation / changes related to Critical Applications.

  • Manage multi environments and Critical Applications, monitor security event logs, analyze reports and security violations, resolve security related problems with provisioning, authorize access, validate correct implementation, analyze for Separation of Duties and Least Privilege.

  • Pilot Critical Applications: engineering, test and implement Quality of Service, header compression and other advanced queuing technologies to maximize the quality of Critical Applications.

  • Manage situation calls for Voice and Data business Critical Applications and work with staff and suppliers to reach Problem Resolution.

  • Ensure you have helped companies build new capabilities and drive savings by migrating mission Critical Applications off of the mainframe.

  • Be certain that your team complies; designs Public Cloud architectures for large scale, mission Critical Applications and high transaction workloads.

  • Be a critical part of an Agile Scrum Software Development team, ensuring the team successfully meets its deliverables each sprint.

  • Govern Critical Applications: framework for improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF).

  • Confirm your operation complies; enterprises are running mission critical software in more places than ever before in datacenter, Hybrid Cloud, Public Cloud, and at the edge.

  • Develop critical operational issues, measures of effectiveness, measures of performance, and mission scenarios.

  • Pilot Critical Applications: fault isolation, troubleshooting, and resolution support for critical customer network issues.

  • Confirm your planning establishes metrics and analysis systems to ensure actions are timely and reviewed at critical points.

  • IncorporatE Business driven demand into team built portals to facilitate automated governance across key business areas and critical data assets.

  • Manage staff Resource Requirements, sustain Engineering Capabilities and preserve critical skills.

  • Confirm your venture leads the analysis of the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies, legacy and Technical Debt, and recommends solutions for improvement.

  • Apply Critical Thinking, strategy development, and vision towards the maintenance and growth of Vendor Relationships.

  • Devise Critical Applications: budget and Supplier Management establish and manage an annual zero based operating budget designed to support activation of critical digital and Direct to Consumer marketing and Social Media initiatives.

  • Be certain that your group contributes to Application Development Project Plans; approve scope of work, time and Cost Estimates, Resource Allocation, and identification of critical path activities and dependencies.

  • Confirm your project complies; monitors and maintains systems to ensure Critical Infrastructure Team always achieves the highest level of availability.

  • Drive and solve problems impacting mission critical systems and Implement Automation to prevent reoccurrence.

  • Assure your design complies; fortress Information security (fortress) helps Critical Infrastructure companies identify and respond to emerging Cyber Threats that pose the biggest risk to business.

  • Audit Critical Applications: backup the System Administration in daily critical tasks related to things as system backups, error monitoring, and occasional Desktop Support.

  • Handle staffing requirements, sustain Engineering Capabilities and preserve critical skills.

  • Oversee Critical Applications: project change (scope, budget, schedule, Resource Management) using a Critical Path Method enterprise Information System Management tool.

  • Formulate Critical Applications: coordination with colleagues and utilization of resources from the engineering, quality, purchasing, accounting, operations, and customer Service Teams to fulfill customer needs is critical to the success of Account Management.

  • Confirm your organization ensures Service Asset and Configuration Management (SACM) processes and Configuration Management DataBase (CMDB) effectiveness, facilitates change Management Process and tool design, and drive the identification of critical Success Factors and KPIs to measure ITSM improvement.

  • Secure that your design leads the team in development of mission critical solutions to support organizational goals to power high trafficked SaaS platform.

  • Systematize Critical Applications: design, test, implement, and support complex systems supporting your organizations critical business functions.

  • Develop and test models of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects, possible new applications and necessity of modification.

  • Establish that your organization maintains the internal Human Resource information system which is used as a manpower database similar in content and intent as PeopleSoft in support of the FMS Team.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Critical Applications 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 Critical Applications improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. What are the Critical Applications investment costs?

  2. Are the Critical Applications benefits worth its costs?

  3. Does the goal represent a desired result that can be measured?

  4. What causes investor action?

  5. Is the Critical Applications scope complete and appropriately sized?

  6. How can you become the company that would put you out of business?

  7. What do people want to verify?

  8. Is a follow-up focused external Critical Applications review required?

  9. What is an unauthorized commitment?

  10. At what moment would you think; Will I get fired?

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 Critical Applications book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Critical Applications project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Critical Applications Project Team have enough people to execute the Critical Applications Project Plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Critical Applications Project Plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Critical Applications project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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 Critical Applications 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 Critical Applications project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Critical Applications project with this in-depth Critical Applications Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Critical Applications 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 Critical Applications 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 Critical Applications investments work better.

This Critical Applications 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.