Digital Thread Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Digital Thread 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 991 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Digital Thread improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 991 standard requirements:

  1. How can a manufacturing organization with its research and development increase the chances that its digital transformation strategy will have the desired effect on your organizations performance?

  2. How can digital technologies help manufacturers get closer to customers, gain more intimacy, and create more business value for the customers and themselves?

  3. Does it all open up a new paradigm where pure play engineering enterprises will be able to deliver a new genre of products from a digital marketplace?

  4. Will plm implementations get easier and what talents are required to define effective master data management strategies across the digital thread?

  5. What happens when you imagine the complex web as dynamic rather than stable, and recognize its complexity extending forward through time?

  6. How can one handle digital data and continue to derive insights in real time, and what technical and business capabilities are required?

  7. When that ip crosses organizational boundaries and is produced by a different entity, where do product liability and brand risks reside?

  8. How do integration standards contribute to effective digital strategies, and how does the digital thread enable supplier collaboration?

  9. What kind of emerging trends or developments regarding digital manufacturing technology are you tracking or otherwise interested in?

  10. How might you determine the provenance and digital manufacturing thread of a products lifecycle using the blockchain protocol?


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 Digital Thread book in PDF containing 991 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Variance Analysis: How does your organization allocate the cost of shared expenses and services?

  2. Activity Attributes: How difficult will it be to complete specific activities on this Digital Thread project?

  3. Human Resource Management Plan: Are key risk mitigation strategies added to the Digital Thread project schedule?

  4. Variance Analysis: How do you evaluate the impact of schedule changes, work around, et?

  5. Procurement Audit: Are the supporting documents for payments voided or cancelled following payment?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are written status reports provided on a designated frequent basis?

  7. Risk Audit: Is the number of people on the Digital Thread project team adequate to do the job?

  8. Procurement Management Plan: Is the Digital Thread project schedule available for all Digital Thread project team members to review?

  9. Activity Duration Estimates: If the optimiztic estimate for an activity is 12days, and the pessimistic estimate is 18days, what is the standard deviation of this activity?

  10. Stakeholder Management Plan: Who is responsible for accepting the reports produced by the process?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Digital Thread project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Digital Thread project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Digital Thread 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 Digital Thread 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 Digital Thread 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 Digital Thread 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 Digital Thread project with this in-depth Digital Thread Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Digital Thread 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 Digital Thread 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 Digital Thread investments work better.

This Digital Thread 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.