Grid Computing Toolkit: best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Grid Computing 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 632 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Grid Computing improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 632 standard requirements:

  1. In the continuum between predictability and performance, would you rather skip the peaks of excellent performance if it meant you could deliver things at a steady rate?

  2. How do we determine the need for the new hardware infrastructures, such as server farms, virtualization, grid computing, and utility computing?

  3. The database community is very interested in having self-tuning database systems. What kind of techniques do you use to make storage systems self-tuning?

  4. Network of Workstations (NOW) - How can you use local networked resources to achieve better performance for large scale applications?

  5. Many large scale applications deal with large amounts of data. Doesnt this stress the weaker link between the end user and the grid?

  6. If you magically had enough time to do one more thing at work you are not doing now, what would it be?

  7. What hot topics do you think people would work on if you had academics looking at storage issues?

  8. How can you accommodate an unbounded need for computing with an unbounded amount of resources?

  9. How can you put together geographically distributed resources to achieve even better results?

  10. Can you predict the performance of an expected workload very accurately with a little table?


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 Grid Computing book in PDF containing 632 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step Grid Computing Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Grid Computing project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Are the WBS and organizational levels for application of the Grid Computing projected overhead costs identified?

  2. Procurement Management Plan: Is the Grid Computing project Sponsor clearly communicating the Business Case or rationale for why this Grid Computing project is needed?

  3. Procurement Audit: Was the admissibility of variants displayed in the contract notice?

  4. Change Request: What type of changes does change control take into account?

  5. Team Member Performance Assessment: Does the Rater (Supervisor) have to wait for the Interim or Final Performance Assessment Review to tell an employee that the employees performance is Unsatisfactory?

  6. Quality Audit: Have the risks associated with the intentions been identified, analysed and appropriate responses developed?

  7. Assumption and Constraint Log: Can you perform this task or activity in a more effective manner?

  8. Project Scope Statement: Will the QA related information be reported regularly as part of the Status Reporting mechanisms?

  9. Activity Duration Estimates: Does a process exist to determine the probability of risk events?

  10. Schedule Management Plan: What is the estimated time to complete the Grid Computing project if status quo is maintained?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Grid Computing project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Grid Computing 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 Grid Computing 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 Grid Computing investments work better.

This Grid Computing 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.

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  • 5
    Thanks for this; a lot of work has gone into developing and producing this, I am looking forward to using it in the coming weeks.

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    DR STEVEN.B. Head of Information Security & Assurance

  • 5
    Seems quite handy - going to start using it next month as we're investing quite a lot in it. This will define for us what to do in this space and solve a real problem (rather than chasing shiny objects).

    Posted by DAVIN B. on 4th Sep 2018

    DAVIN B. Systems Manager

  • 5
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    MEL F. Change Management Professional

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    Bruno C. ICT Director

  • 5
    The Self-Assessment is a great tool to gather feedback and input from others, especially challenges, and things to watch out for. Very helpful!

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    JULIE M. AWS Solution Architect

  • 5
    Your book is interesting and contains timely topics.

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    DIANNE L Chief Learning Officer

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    Thank you! I have found a lot of great information in the text so far. I plan to use your book as one of our references as we build out our SDDC and gladly leave an online review.

    Posted by CRAIG T. on 6th Aug 2018

    CRAIG T. Chief Technology Officer

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    HARRY M. Enterprise Architect