External Development Toolkit

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Oversee External Development: minimum requirements (knowledge, skills, abilities).

More Uses of the External Development Toolkit:

  • Communicate project status and raise issues to direct managers, Program Managers, and internal and External Development partners.

  • Establish External Development: own and elevate the hard goods assortment and pricing strategy through market expertise, assortment planning and identifying gaps and opportunities for internal and External Development to optimize top line growth, profitability, and brand progression.

  • Represent the Functional Safety team working alongside the engineering departments to provide technical consult, guidance and approval as part of internal and External Developmentactivities.

  • Own and elevate the Hard Goods assortment and pricing strategy through market expertise, assortment planning and identifying gaps and opportunities for internal and External Development to optimize top line growth, profitability, and brand progression.

  • Provide support to External Development team on System Documentation, system security, levels of testing, etc.

  • Collaborate with the External Development Teams to integrate new capabilities that are aligned with the overall program strategy.

  • Be accountable for working closely together with your partners, customers, external advocates and the internal development, product, and marketing teams.

  • Ensure you determine marketing strategy for your area and communicate through Marketing Plans, product content, and internal and external evangelism.

  • Warrant that your corporation complies; databases, spreadsheets, external data sources, IT development, and execute changes to systems with little or no impact.

  • Provide quality input for Product Development, manufacturing and external suppliers as they relate to the companies solutions and products.

  • Ensure you steer; lead collaboration efforts with internal and external IT Service Providers and business units in evaluating and gathering technical requirements for business clients Information security initiatives.

  • Evaluate External Development: champion Total Quality excellence and quality first behaviors, transparency, and collaboration to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Coordinate with internal leaders and external partners to assemble program approach, Execution Plan, key milestones.

  • Be accountable for managing a workload of support issues on timely basis and providing status to external users and internal staff according to the SLA Service Level Agreement.

  • Be accountable for interfacing with external consultants, driving key deliverables.

  • Work closely with the quality unit in reviewing and approving protocols, master packaging records, packaging component specifications, validation reports etc, Establish KPIs with external manufacturing partners.

  • Organize External Development: partner with internal groups to recommend solutions or process changes negotiating with external parties when necessary.

  • Be accountable for coordinating development and production of all projects in conjunction with various departments and external partners (from inception to ultimate delivery to end user).

  • Manage work with external departments to ensure you are implementing Best Practices for all platforms.

  • Follow up on deficiencies identified in monitoring review, self assessments, automated assessments, and internal and External Audits to ensure that appropriate remediation measures have been taken.

  • Direct External Development: partner with external vendors for design, delivery, Event Management, and branding; manage Vendor Relationships, negotiations, and budgets for programs and licenses.

  • Support SOX Compliance processes, internal and External Audits.

  • Systematize External Development: regularly communicate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure transparency about deliverables and gain feedback as input to feature definition and development.

  • Confirm you conceive; recommend new technology and related policies or processes to enhance applications and ensure Technical Support provided clients is efficient and effective to meet internal and external customer needs.

  • Make sure that your organization functions as your organization Partner understands the internal and external issues facing business unit clients and uses that understanding to forge partnerships and achieve goals.

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance with Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMi) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) requirements.

  • Manage work with compliance department, it, and department managers to support annual external industry standard security and privacy audits conducted by External Audit firms.

  • Analyze project actual and forecast data accuracy to ensure compliance with annual internal and external Sarbanes Oxley Audits.

  • Be accountable for handling interaction and communications with customers, external Partners And Vendors.

  • Provide an External Audit perspective on the current Business Processes, analyze accounting detail transactions, and support the development of a data repository tool.

  • Establish External Development: partner with security and it to ensure centralized visibility of all identity based Audit Logs, and the development of reporting and metrics to enable operational and compliance based objectives.

  • Arrange that your group supports the Account Management team and other business SMEs to develop and execute client specific strategies across the Decision Support client base.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the External Development 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 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which External Development improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. How do you encourage people to take control and responsibility?

  2. Are there External Development problems defined?

  3. How is the value delivered by External Development being measured?

  4. What output to create?

  5. Whom among your colleagues do you trust, and for what?

  6. How is progress measured?

  7. Will the team be available to assist members in planning investigations?

  8. How do you hand over External Development context?

  9. How do you verify and validate the External Development data?

  10. What is your question? Why?

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 External Development book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all External Development project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the External Development Project Team have enough people to execute the External Development Project Plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed External Development Project Plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose External Development 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 External Development 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 External Development investments work better.

This External Development 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.