Database Design Toolkit

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Ensure your organization serves as a security expert in one or more of application development, database design, network, and/or platform (operating system) efforts, helping project teams comply with enterprise and IT Security policies, industry regulations, and best practices.

More Uses of the Database Design Toolkit:

  • Communicate with department management, project managers, team members and business groups on issues and the status of work planned and completed.

  • Direct: trouble shooting and proactively managing highly technical system issues at tier ii support to the incident management and change management processes.

  • Identify: clearly and regularly communicate potential software improvements and implementation plans with technical colleagues, management, and external stakeholders.

  • Assure your organization develops data model to support new applications; normalize data; develop and implement physical database design; maintain data dictionary for applications in cooperation with Database Administrators.

  • Be accountable for collaborating with product management and acting as the bridge between product management, engineering teams, and customers to understand requirements and technical solutions.

  • Orchestrate: design systems utilizing best practice software development methodologies, database design methodologies, programming languages, source code control for release management, and disaster recovery methodologies.

  • Develop for and work with other international operating locations who have similar systems to ensure common systems of functionality are developed.

  • Manage the day to day operations of your organizations help desk so that user problems are identified, prioritized, researched, resolved, and followed up quickly and competently.

  • Be accountable for developing database design and implement integration solutions, while providing project estimation costing, resource allocation and contract management.

  • Be certain that your organization accomplishes financial objectives by forecasting requirements; forecasting annual budget requirements; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

  • Manage work with other technical teams to identify, research, and resolve problems with application systems, associated interfaces, and underlying infrastructure.

  • Ensure that help desk staff use and maintain problem management databases or other help desk software so that help desk activities and performance can be monitored.

  • Devise: database design and specifications, creation and configuration, query tuning, code migration, disk space management, backup/recovery, monitoring and maintenance.

  • Warrant that your organization designs, develop, implements, and installs defined database systems and maintains enterprise level database systems in a multi server environment.

  • Establish: database designed, creation and configuration, performance tuning, code migration, disk space management, database backups, database performance and resource monitoring, and trouble shooting.

  • Ensure you lead and manage various projects related to central system installations and other system related activities; work with outside organizations and vendors to convert information to new systems.

  • Develop project plans, define technologies based on the project requirements, architecture and database design, assign tasks to team, and monitor development progress on a regular basis.

  • Analyze and implement the physical database design and structure, ensure enterprise database environments are in optimal condition, manage production databases in Client environments, and support complex problem solving challenges.

  • Help establish standards and best practices for database design; consult with development and quality assurance on compliance for database design best practices.

  • Solidify in depth knowledge in architecture, data dictionary, database normalization theory techniques, entity relation modeling and database design techniques.

  • Analyze help desk enquiries to identify recurring user problems, recommend solutions, and to identify areas where help desk service can be improved.

  • Confirm your organization maintains assigned portions of systems, providing operational support for systems applications, analyzing and implementing system changes/upgrades, etc.

  • Coordinate: database structures, database design, applications programming, distributed processing, end user computing, database query software and on line programming software.

  • Develop standards for database design and implementation of various strategic data architecture initiatives around data management, data quality, data management policies/standards, data governance and metadata management.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Database Design 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 996 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Database Design improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 996 standard requirements:

  1. Why are attribute preservation, dependency preservation, and lossless join decomposition requirements of a fully normalized database design?

  2. Do you design a tool and methodologies to test the support of isolation levels by database management systems?

  3. Does your organization have a shared information system or is information kept within individual departments?

  4. Which type of database system is beginning to be used in high end systems where performance is crucial?

  5. How do you test whether the database is updated as and when an information are added in the front end?

  6. How does developing a database of instructional design theories help you develop depth of knowledge?

  7. What normal form should you typically aim for when designing the initial relational database design?

  8. What is the relationship of storage capacity and access time to the distance to the computing core?

  9. Why are interconnections and interdependencies important for the future of places and environments?

  10. How does a database designer move from the logical design phase to a good physical database design?

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 Database Design book in PDF containing 996 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Project Scope Statement: Is there a baseline plan against which to measure progress?

  2. WBS Dictionary: Is subcontracted work defined and identified to the appropriate subcontractor within the proper WBS element?

  3. Variance Analysis: Contemplated overhead expenditure for each period based on the best information currently is available?

  4. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Are too many reports done in writing instead of verbally?

  5. Probability and Impact Matrix: How do risks change during the Database Design projects life cycle?

  6. Quality Management Plan: How are new requirements or changes to requirements identified?

  7. Schedule Management Plan: Have all involved Database Design project stakeholders and work groups committed to the Database Design project?

  8. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are procurement deliverables arriving on time and to specification?

  9. Cost Baseline: Has operations management formally accepted responsibility for operating and maintaining the product(s) or service(s) delivered by the Database Design project?

  10. Procurement Audit: Are procurement policies and practices in line with (international) good practice standards?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Database Design project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Database Design 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 Database Design 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 Database Design investments work better.

This Database Design 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.