Data Center Toolkit

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Your responsibility is to stay ahead of the complexity inherent in scaling a distributed system that handles over half a million correlated financial instruments across multiple Data Centers and thousands of servers, all the while striving for simplicity and Operational Excellence.

More Uses of the Data Center Toolkit:

  • Provide Network Engineering consultation regarding connectivity between on premise network, external Data Center, and cloud environments.

  • Assure your design performs yearly review of Production Control, Data Center, Disaster Recovery, monitoring and Service Management procedures, emphasizing on Compliance Requirements.

  • Provide building and Office Management services for economy of operation and maximum usage of facilities and equipment.

  • Be accountable for developing cost plans and estimates through the design phase, delivering updated cost plans at appropriate design milestones.

  • Assure your operation performs Data Collection and engineering calculations used to identify plan errors, provide alternate solutions, and provide necessary data to prepare change orders.

  • Manage to drive creative solutions to make applications available in multi Data Center and spawn new applications in new datacenter on need basis in an easy and non intrusive way without impacting business.

  • Establish: power cycles, swapping of failed components, handling of storage media, and general troubleshooting for production, leading edge Data Center network and compute devices and related infrastructure.

  • Be accountable for collaborating with project officers to plan and develop long and short range acquisition plans, strategies and realistic approaches for program goals.

  • Arrange that your operation provides administrative and logistics support for various project meetings, training, workshops and facilitated sessions.

  • Inspire confidence in the reliability of your designs, your disciplined approach to plant operations, and in the effectiveness of your maintenance programs.

  • Ensure you officiate; lead, review, and approve designs for existing Data Center upgrades, which improve availability/efficiency.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for Data Center resource administration and appropriate use.

  • Coordinate: Data Center network Capacity Planning owns the supply plan for Data Center networking in response to the customer forecasts.

  • Formulate: review sign drawings to ensure the design and location of thE Sign components are suitable and positioned correctly for it.

  • Organize: Data Center Capacity Planning owns the supply plan for Data Center power and space in response to the customer forecasts.

  • Establish that your team provides administrative leadership for your organization, ensuring key administrative and Business Processes are in place and functioning effectively.

  • Develop skills necessary to maintain existing database functions, build new information collection and reporting processes, and to run scheduled or new reports or queries.

  • Assure your strategy coordinates facility changes needed to support the Data Center, hardware architecture and capacity requirements.

  • Be accountable for ensuring that cost auditing and valuation work is managed effectively and that a robust process for cost validation is in place.

  • Check in with Design, Development, Sales and Purchasing during lot status to make sure due dates on are track.

  • Be accountable for performing quantity surveying, cost controls and Change Management activities throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Oversee: material and equipment handling in shipping and receiving hardware from/to multiple Data Center locations.

  • Ensure your design provides internal IT Organization training on the production, Data Center, and Service Management process and facilitates the necessary meetings.

  • Ensure that you understand, align performance and actions with and can clearly articulate the vision and values of your organization and department.

  • Establish and maintain regular written and in person communications with the client and organizations executives, decision makers, stakeholders, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent Data Center activities.

  • Warrant that your enterprise complies; checks that all contractors are properly trained and adhere to all applicable safety regulations and policies.

  • Establish that your enterprise analyzes and continually improves Business Processes and administrative infrastructure to provide optimal core mission support.

  • Utilize computerized maintenance management systems to schedule and track completion of preventive and corrective work items.

  • Steer: quickly gather and analyze information from multiple sources, develop incident reports, and escalate to stakeholders through established communication protocols.

  • Audit: own the design for existing Data Center upgrades and design solutions, which add capacity, improve availability, and increase efficiency.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Data Center 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 Data Center improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. What other organizational variables, as reward systems or communication systems, affect the performance of this Data Center process?

  2. Which functions and people interact with the supplier and or customer?

  3. What does your Operating model cost?

  4. Are you using a Design Thinking approach and integrating Innovation, Data Center Experience, and Brand Value?

  5. What trophy do you want on your mantle?

  6. How important is Data Center to the user organizations mission?

  7. Which issues are too important to ignore?

  8. Do Data Center benefits exceed costs?

  9. How do you verify the Data Center requirements quality?

  10. How do you decide how much to remunerate an employee?

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 Data Center book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step Data Center Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Data Center 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 Data Center project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Data Center Project Team have enough people to execute the Data Center 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 Data Center 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 Data Center Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Data Center Project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Data Center 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 Data Center 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 Data Center 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 Data Center project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Data Center 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 Data Center 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 Data Center investments work better.

This Data Center 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.