Disaster Recovery Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

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

Examples; 10 of the 996 standard requirements:

  1. Do you provide business continuity, workload mobility, and disaster recovery for your unique mix of applications, with lower infrastructure costs and less complexity for your operations teams?

  2. Does the transformation change journey consider risk mitigation through proof of concepts, stress-testing, disaster recovery, regulatory and legal developments, and skills requirements?

  3. How long should it take to run through the disaster recovery procedure and recover data, how much data does your organization afford to lose, what is acceptable to the business?

  4. Does the cfa have sufficient secure space to store files for participants who have left the program and prior year participant files for the required time period?

  5. Which factors do you believe are important considerations for selecting a vendor/solution to replace your organizations current primary backup vendor/solution?

  6. How does digital asset management draw elements from document management, workflow management, disaster recovery, and business record archiving?

  7. Do your policies distinguish between preserved data that is reasonably accessible and data that is preserved solely for disaster recovery?

  8. Does your policy distinguish between your record/data management program on the one hand and your disaster recovery plan on the other?

  9. Are employees trained to handle storage media and by-products securely in the special circumstances produced by disaster recovery?

  10. Are the appropriate resources available to unload, move, put away, and pick the product at the source and destination locations?


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 Disaster Recovery book in PDF containing 996 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Probability and Impact Assessment: Is the present organizational structure for handling the Disaster Recovery project sufficient?

  2. Team Operating Agreement: What are the safety issues/risks that need to be addressed and/or that the team needs to consider?

  3. Team Member Performance Assessment: What is a general description of the processes under performance measurement and assessment?

  4. Cost Management Plan: Are updated Disaster Recovery project time & resource estimates reasonable based on the current Disaster Recovery project stage?

  5. Procurement Audit: Is it assessed whether well-functioning markets exist for the departments services/tasks?

  6. Schedule Management Plan: Are procurement deliverables arriving on time and to specification?

  7. Planning Process Group: Is the Disaster Recovery project supported by national and/or local organizations?

  8. Procurement Audit: Were any additional works or deliveries admissible without the need for a new procurement procedure?

  9. Schedule Management Plan: What is the estimated time to complete the Disaster Recovery project if status quo is maintained?

  10. Risk Register: Have other controls and solutions been implemented in other services which could be applied as an alternative to additional funding?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Disaster Recovery project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Disaster Recovery 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 Disaster Recovery 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 Disaster Recovery investments work better.

This Disaster Recovery 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.