Data Readiness Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Data Readiness 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 997 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 Readiness improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 997 standard requirements:

  1. Do you lack consistent, reliable, and repeatable process for data warehouse testing including unit, stream, and integration testing during development and validation testing during operation?

  2. Do your data infrastructure projects experience a high level of risk from poor data quality, lack of source data knowledge, insufficient budget, understaffing, scope creep, and other factors?

  3. Do financial reports show, at a minimum, a comparison between year to date, budget, last year to date, and full year data and provide information on the cash position of your organization?

  4. Are you ready to orchestrate the move from a project process to an operational mode of working to support the speed of change and diversity of regulations that impact data retention?

  5. Have you launched a successful data warehouse, data lake, and/or data governance initiative and feel ready to build predictive models on your data sets as a next step?

  6. When asked, do you face challenges in using data strategically to ensure your manpower, personnel and equipment are ready to achieve the mission at your organization?

  7. Is your site selector profile accurate, up-to-date and formatted according to the data standards set by the International Economic Development organization?

  8. Is your organization ready to analyze its customer data, interpret it and use the insights gained to improve marketing results and drive profitable growth?

  9. Can the project identify the conditions necessary to motivate employees to maintain portfolios as a record of growth over time and as a story of learning?

  10. Do you face challenges in using data strategically to ensure your manpower, personnel and equipment are ready to achieve the mission at your organization?


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 Readiness book in PDF containing 997 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Lessons Learned: How timely was the training you received in preparation for the use of the product/service?

  2. Project Schedule: Are there activities that came from a template or previous Data Readiness project that are not applicable on this phase of this Data Readiness project?

  3. Team Operating Agreement: Confidentiality: how will confidential information be handled?

  4. Probability and Impact Matrix: Is the present organizational structure for handling the Data Readiness project sufficient?

  5. Procurement Audit: Does the strategy ensure that the best supplier is chosen considering: price, quality, service, dependable operation, internal operation costs, life time operation costs and codes of ethic?

  6. Milestone List: Are the required resources available or need to be acquired?

  7. Variance Analysis: Are the overhead pools formally and adequately identified?

  8. Requirements Documentation: Completeness. are all functions required by the customer included?

  9. Project Portfolio management: If the pmo does not properly balance the portfolio of Data Readiness projects, who will?

  10. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that it is appropriately effective and constructive in preparing its staff for organizational aspirations?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Data Readiness project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Data Readiness 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 Readiness 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 Readiness 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 Readiness 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 Readiness 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 Data Readiness project with this in-depth Data Readiness Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Data Readiness 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 Readiness 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 Readiness investments work better.

This Data Readiness 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.