DevOps Toolkit

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DevOps is applied broadly to systems ranging from various aspects of computer and network systems to organizations, akin tools help you to measure the performance of any web services, web applications or for any other web interfaces.

 

The Self Assessment Kit is a tool designed to help you as the consultant or manager identify areas of your organization where industry standards are not being met.

Using the 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.

 

DO YOU HAVE THE TIME TO WASTE? THIS TOOLKIT WILL SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY.

 

What does the Self Assessment Kit do for you?

  • Step 1: Get your Bearings: Use the sample Dashboard and book provided to prepare you for the next steps.

 

  • Step 2: Complete the Dashboard: Get a clearer picture of where you need to improve, letting you set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track.

 

  • Step 3: Make real change in your business.. The results of STEP 2, complete the Step-by-Step and Project management Forms and templates included to prepare results of your data.

 

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 DevOps improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 996 standard requirements:

  1. Is there a specific group or team within your organization that is responsible for agile IT processes, whereby IT operations and developers work together - or as it is most commonly known, DevOps?

  2. How do you securely deploy the credentials in an automated manner across the fleet of web server instances, which can number in the hundreds, while retaining the ability to roll back if needed?

  3. How has your development organizations adoption of formal DevOps principles and practices impacted the software development teams workload in tangible or measurable ways?

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

  5. What is the relationship of that type of DevOps and infrastructure as code part with what could happen with more dynamically programmable network infrastructure?

  6. Have you supported Managed Security services in distributed environments - both physical and virtual including on premise and off premise implementations?

  7. What are the implications for large enterprises and how would you address the fear that a self service approach might lead to lack of necessary control?

  8. How effectively does your organizations IT organization collaborate with mission, business and operations stakeholders to pursue or execute activities?

  9. How should a DevOps Engineer help the teams audit costs and automate infrastructure cost optimization across multiple shared environments and accounts?

  10. How do you see the evolution of DevOps and in particular its expansion from Web-based agile companies to legacy-based process-oriented organizations?


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:

 

Your DevOps 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 DevOps Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which DevOps 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 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:

 

Checklists Reports: Included are curated checklists to help you access your organizations compliance to Standard Requirements.

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Standard requirements project with this in-depth Standard requirements self assessment.

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Requirements Traceability Matrix: How will it affect the stakeholders personally in career?

  2. Requirements Documentation: How does the proposed DevOps project contribute to the overall objectives of your organization?

  3. Source Selection Criteria: Are types/quantities of material, facilities appropriate?

  4. Scope Management Plan: Are you meeting with stake holders and team members?

  5. Cost Baseline: Have all approved changes to the DevOps project requirement been identified and impact on the performance, cost, and schedule baselines documented?

  6. Cost Baseline: How difficult will it be to do specific tasks on the DevOps project?

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

  8. Assumption and Constraint Log: Do documented requirements exist for all critical components and areas, including technical, business, interfaces, performance, security and conversion requirements?

  9. Scope Management Plan: Are there any windfall benefits that would accrue to the DevOps project sponsor or other parties?

  10. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that its support services planning and management systems are appropriately effective and constructive?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

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


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 DevOps 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 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 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 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 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 DevOps project with this in-depth DevOps Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose DevOps 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 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 investments work better.

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

 

 

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