DevOps Toolchain Toolkit

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Does the organization have the tools to assist in the delivery, development and management of software applications. The DevOps Toolchain Toolkit addresses common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for DevOps practices.

Using the 3 step toolkit effectively will save you and your staff many hours of R&D time in writing the questions and templates to obtain the results needed to analyse the data collected.




The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated DevOps Toolchain specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest edition of the DevOps Toolchain Self Assessment book in PDF containing 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 Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which DevOps Toolchain improvements can be made.

10 examples of the standard requirements:

  1. Does your organization struggle with increased demands for shorter release cycles, with business managers expecting weekly, daily or even hourly releases and updates?

  2. What information would you need to share between ServiceNow and other tools in order to resolve failures/delays and/or add value to how DevOps teams are doing work?

  3. Is the development team working on a story that directly impacts the mechanics of collecting analytics events or altering the structure of the underlying database?

  4. Which areas of your DevOps practice (provision, release, configure, monitor) has the most potential for effectiveness improvement in delivery?

  5. Is the app visibility portal designed for monitoring internal DevOps oriented applications specific to a custom build within an enterprise?

  6. What version control mechanism is used to support the maintenance of a software product, as adding new features or correcting a defect?

  7. Are organization changes to software identified and grouped into identifiable software releases and sub-releases under version control?

  8. What provisions are in place for data security including data recovery, backup, secure storage, transfer of data, and version control?

  9. Does your organization employ any application security measures as part of its software development/production monitoring processes?

  10. How do you ensure that your PaaS platform meets the regulatory compliance needed for the infrastructure, middleware, and workload?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting.

Your DevOps Toolchain self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Dashboard; with the DevOps Toolchain Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which DevOps Toolchain 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 DevOps Toolchain 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 DevOps Toolchain projects with the implementation resources:

  • Step-by-step DevOps Toolchain Project Management Form Templates covering the DevOps Toolchain project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Schedule Management Plan: Does the ims reflect accurate current status and credible start/finish forecasts for all to-go tasks and milestones?

  2. Human Resource Management Plan: Have adequate resources been provided by management to ensure DevOps Toolchain project success?

  3. Stakeholder Management Plan: Will all outputs delivered by the DevOps Toolchain project follow the same process?

  4. Team Performance Assessment: To what degree can team members meet frequently enough to accomplish the teams ends?

  5. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Evaluate the performance of operating organizations?

  6. Project Scope Statement: Write a brief purpose statement for this DevOps Toolchain project. Include a business justification statement. What is the product of this DevOps Toolchain project?

  7. Scope Management Plan: Will anyone else be involved in verifying the deliverables?

  8. Variance Analysis: Are records maintained to show how management reserves are used?

  9. Project Scope Statement: Is the DevOps Toolchain project organization documented and on file?

  10. Procurement Audit: Are copies of policies made available to staff members involved in budget preparation and administration?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 DevOps Toolchain project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose DevOps Toolchain 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 DevOps Toolchain 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 DevOps Toolchain investments work better.

This DevOps Toolchain All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.