DCIM Toolkit

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Provide support for maintenance of the Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) and Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) software and other tools supporting core operational infrastructure.

More Uses of the DCIM Toolkit:


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

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

Examples; 10 of the 992 standard requirements:

  1. Data Center facility location decisions today. Price of power is also an emerging and important theme. As Data Center managers plan for future costs, how can power pricing be accurately estimated?

  2. Customer centric - reporting - measuring individuals is key to success. does your cloud provider offer an insight into your usage of the platform to help you analyze your teams performance?

  3. What information is included in your hard and soft disclosures regarding weather and impacts (e.g., Securities Exchange Commission 10-K filings, Carbon Disclosure Project questionnaires)?

  4. Tackle actions and evaluate progress - How will you successfully implement actions to build resilience in your value chain and evaluate and monitor the effect of your actions over time?

  5. Have you looked for organizations that can support you in the implementation of your resilience actions, such as suppliers, other businesses, local authorities, and universities?

  6. Are you a listed organization, if so ask yourselves this: What potential impact can there be on your organizations equity position when Disaster Recovery needs to be envoked?

  7. Are your product supply, operations, transport and logistics, government affairs, investor relations, corporate responsibility, and regional departments aware of impacts?

  8. Do you need to update the design standards of new assets to reflect the rate of observed changes in the return periods and magnitude of extreme events and changing norms?

  9. Does the cloud provider spend an inordinate amount of time rebuilding individual policies and processes each time it makes changes or adds equipment to its Data Center?

  10. The it aspects of DCIM are primarily concerned with resource and Process Management. do you have enough space and power in the right place for new application rollout?

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 DCIM book in PDF containing 992 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Is work properly classified as measured effort, LOE, or apportioned effort and appropriately separated?

  2. Probability and Impact Matrix: How do risks change during the DCIM projects life cycle?

  3. Change Management Plan: Have the business unit contacts been briefed by the DCIM project team?

  4. Project Scope Statement: Where and how does the team fit within your organization structure?

  5. Procurement Management Plan: Is there general agreement & acceptance of the current status and progress of the DCIM project?

  6. Assumption and Constraint Log: Model-building: what data-analytic strategies are useful when building proportional-hazards models?

  7. Closing Process Group: How well did the chosen processes fit the needs of the DCIM project?

  8. Assumption and Constraint Log: Is there adequate stakeholder participation for the vetting of Requirements Definition, changes and management?

  9. Probability and Impact Matrix: How can you understand and diagnose risks and identify sources?

  10. Activity Duration Estimates: What are the largest companies that provide information technology outsourcing services?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

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 DCIM 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 DCIM project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose DCIM 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 DCIM 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 DCIM investments work better.

This DCIM 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.