Future Direction Toolkit

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Methodize Future Direction: interface with IT personnel to coordinate new and existing Software Maintenance contracts.

More Uses of the Future Direction Toolkit:

  • Develop, grow, monitor, and measure third party partnerships to increase brand awareness, sentiment, engagement, and set the Future Direction for investments.

  • Develop an annual budget, goals, and objectives, evaluate the legacy platforms, determine Future Direction and initiatives of your organization.

  • Provide technical expertise and advisory support to identify areas where the client requires new or modified Policies and Procedures, especially regarding Future Direction for dispatch center consolidation.

  • Develop Future Direction: by providing prompt feedback to and be ready to aid Product Management and engineering on Future Direction of the product.

  • Support the strategy and Future Direction of your organizations Information Systems.

  • Head Future Direction: conduct hardware Capacity Planning and make recommendations based on Future Direction and needs as it relates to supporting Digital Workplace messaging technologies.

  • Improve the time, cost, and risk associated with identity administration, while driving Future Direction and evolution of Identity Management technologies and processes.

  • Communicate Customer Feedback and Market Trends to product, engineering, implementation and other teams to influence the Future Direction of your network, products and services.

  • Systematize Future Direction: through continued research in new vendor technologies, the Automation Engineering provides Future Direction for the implementation of the latest technology to achieve the most efficient and effective solutions.

  • Head Future Direction: research and develop Data Driven insights on the Future Direction of companies, economies, financial markets, new technologies, and industries.

  • Audit Future Direction: through continued research in new vendor technologies, the Automation Engineering provides Future Direction for the implementation of the latest technology to achieve the most efficient and effective solutions.

  • Systematize Future Direction: by providing prompt feedback to and be ready to aid Product Management and engineering on Future Direction of the product.

  • Evaluate, recommend, plan, and implement Information Systems to support and meet current and future organization objectives based on research and evaluation.

  • Foster and monitor standards alignment with all future and current system architectures.

  • Head Future Direction: research, assess, evaluate and recommend new, upgraded and developing systems and technologies to determine suitability for current and future organization Enterprise Computing needs.

  • Provide ongoing Trend Analysis for determining current needs and future Resource Requirements.

  • Provide records for Performance Tracking and targeting Future Sales efforts/referral opportunities.

  • Be certain that your organization evaluates new industry hardware and software to stay current on Emerging Technologies, Market Trends, and future expectations.

  • Steer Future Direction: track the results of each action and work with your team to apply the key learnings in future actions.

  • Be accountable for planning to drive future development and adoption of thE Business intelligence system supporting all Product Teams.

  • Explore Emerging Technologies for future planning and potential implementation; recommend and approve technology related expenditures for your organization.

  • Manage work with the Data Architect(s) to ensure alignment with the current and future architectures for the integration of MES solutions with ERP Software and plant automation equipment.

  • Organize Future Direction: responsively deliver on clients needs and approaches challenges with a solutions mindset driving speed, quality and future improvements.

  • Identify opportunities to predict and prevent future security issues and/or incidents.

  • Manage work with Product Architecture to help develop roadmap for future releases based upon client demand, Emerging Technologies or current solution limitations.

  • Compile quarterly hindsight reporting by account for use in future assortment planning and replenishment forecasting.

  • Provide the government support in the development of multiple architectural models or views used to analyze current and future organizational needs, ensuring the enterprisE Business needs are met and provides an effective Decision Making tool.

  • Secure that your strategy maintains your organization wide view of current and futurE Business and Application Architecture and communicates across all levels of your organization to educate and inform the impact of change.

  • Guide Future Direction: monitor the performance of IT Service Desk activities, Identify Opportunities For Improvement, and develop solutions for enhanced Service Quality and prevention of possible future issues.

  • Establish that your organization creates strategies for future technologies, products and features by applying engineering and architecture trends to customer solutions.

  • Secure that your organization provides advice and direction to technical and professional employees on matters pertaining to Systems Development, Quality Assurance, computing and Telecommunications Equipment requirements and staffing.

  • Ensure you realize; earned value analysis and earned Value Management.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Future Direction 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 Future Direction improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. How do you build the right business case?

  2. Who should resolve the Future Direction issues?

  3. How do you define collaboration and team output?

  4. How do you reduce the costs of obtaining inputs?

  5. If you weren't already in this business, would you enter it today? And if not, what are you going to do about it?

  6. How do you set Future Direction stretch targets and how do you get people to not only participate in setting these stretch targets but also that they strive to achieve these?

  7. Who needs what information?

  8. Is the scope of Future Direction Cost Analysis cost-effective?

  9. How long to keep data and how to manage retention costs?

  10. What is the definition of success?

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 Future Direction book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step Future Direction Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Future Direction 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 Future Direction project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Future Direction Project Team have enough people to execute the Future Direction 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 Future Direction 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 Future Direction Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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 Future Direction 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 Future Direction project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Future Direction 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 Future Direction 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 Future Direction investments work better.

This Future Direction 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.