Hortonworks Toolkit

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Ensure enterprise data platforms are standardized, optimized, available, reliable, consistent, accessible and secure to support business and technology needs.

More Uses of the Hortonworks Toolkit:

  • Assure your organization complies; results driven sets aggressive goals and is accountable for continuously driving improved outcomes, leading change and ensuring high standards.

  • Secure that your group thinks strategically sets overall direction for Solution Design and delivery for enterprise platforms aligned to the data and analytics strategy.

  • Manage communications/expectations to customers at all levels to maintain positive relationships.

  • Organize: design, create, implement, and support databases to meet project and System Design requirements.

  • Be accountable for designing and building high level terabyte scale architectures tailored to clients needs.

  • Devise: document software defects, using a bug tracking system, and report defects to Software Developers.

  • Collaborate with designers, managers, Product Owners, and other engineers to deliver business outcomes.

  • Lead an Agile / Scrum methodology to deliver high quality software releases every 2 weeks through sprint.

  • Establish that your business identifies and makes appropriate changes to technologies, integrated platforms, and systems to meet customer and operational requirements.

  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non functional business requirements.

  • Ensure the architectural design is in compliance with the IT methodologies and client requirements.

  • Evaluate: work under pressure with an international team to ensure the success of customers.

  • Collaborate with peers across Enterprise Data Management, to deliver on the overarching strategy.

  • Translate complex data sources to deliver quality solutions which meet stakeholders requirements.

  • Ensure you convey; chartered to function in close interaction with product engineering and collaborate with services sales teams to drive solution adoption.

  • Provide knowledge and support for applications development, integration, and maintenance.

  • Anticipate and addresses problems of systems integration, compatibility and multiple platforms.

  • Initiate: monitor and tune existing databases of medium complexity and moderate business exposure.

  • Provide analysis of Hadoop environments and perform the necessary actions to avoid deficiencies and service interruptions.

  • Support production systems and supply immediate investigation and resolution of software problems.

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.

  • Coordinate: Data Management, manipulation, and aggregation (Relational Databases, Web Services, Big Data).

  • Perform system and Business Process analysis to identify gaps and design feature applications.

  • Head: design custom workflows to send notifications to the users based on the conditions and actions.

  • Create a complete processing engine, based on Hortonwork distribution, enhanced to performance.

  • Become capable of working with Open Source software, debugging issues and working with vendors toward effective resolution.

  • Manage work with a team of engineers and developers to deliver against the overall technology Data Strategy.

  • Drive Knowledge Management practices for key enterprise data platforms and collaborate with team members.

  • Confirm your business evaluates industry technologies to shape design of services in consideration of cost, portability, compatibility, or usability factors.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

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

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. How would you define the culture at your organization, how susceptible is it to Hortonworks changes?

  2. Have all of the relationships been defined properly?

  3. Instead of going to current contacts for new ideas, what if you reconnected with dormant contacts--the people you used to know? If you were going reactivate a dormant tie, who would it be?

  4. What are the tasks and definitions?

  5. What resources or support might you need?

  6. Where is the cost?

  7. How do you negotiate Hortonworks successfully with a stubborn boss, an irate client, or a deceitful coworker?

  8. How do you implement and manage your work processes to ensure that they meet design requirements?

  9. How will the Hortonworks data be analyzed?

  10. How do you go about comparing Hortonworks approaches/solutions?

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

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

  • 62 step-by-step Hortonworks Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Hortonworks 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 Hortonworks project issues be unconditionally tracked through the issue resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Hortonworks project team have enough people to execute the Hortonworks 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 Hortonworks 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 Hortonworks Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Hortonworks project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Hortonworks 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 Hortonworks 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 Hortonworks investments work better.

This Hortonworks 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.