IBM Cloud Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the IBM Cloud 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 992 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which IBM Cloud improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 992 standard requirements:

  1. Do you ensure that security threat detection systems using signatures, lists or behavioral patterns are updated across all infrastructure components within industry accepted time frames?

  2. Does IBM cloud identity service support integration only with Active Directory as a system of record, or do you integrate with heterogeneous identity repositories?

  3. How does IBM ensure that support professionals around the globe are skilled and are at-the-ready when it comes to delivering an exceptional customer experience?

  4. Which operational and logistical factors would have the greatest impact on your decision-making when selecting a public cloud provider for a production service?

  5. Which IBM service would allow for consolidation of application and environmental events with the ability to expand collection, retention, and search abilities?

  6. Which area of the current IT enterprise availability and redundancy components must be addressed in order to move to a cloud operational model?

  7. How do you get connections information as the amount of the real-time connections, the data size sent and received from Secure Gateway Client?

  8. Are there policies and procedures in place to triage and remedy reported bugs and security vulnerabilities for product and service offerings?

  9. Do you use a network segregated from production-level networks when migrating physical servers, applications or data to virtual servers?

  10. What is the scope of the service management capabilities as part of IBM Cloud Computing Management Platform Reference Architecture?


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 IBM Cloud book in PDF containing 992 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Activity Duration Estimates: Are processes defined to monitor IBM Cloud project cost and schedule variances?

  2. Variance Analysis: Do you identify potential or actual budget-based and time-based schedule variances?

  3. Schedule Management Plan: Are the appropriate IT resources adequate to meet planned commitments?

  4. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Cwbs elements to be subcontracted, with identification of subcontractors?

  5. Probability and Impact Assessment: Are requirements fully understood by the software engineering team and customers?

  6. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Is the entire contract planned in time-phased control accounts to the extent practicable?

  7. Initiating Process Group: Do you understand the quality and control criteria that must be achieved for successful IBM Cloud project completion?

  8. Source Selection Criteria: What are the most critical evaluation criteria that prove to be tiebreakers in the evaluation of proposals?

  9. Initiating Process Group: In which IBM Cloud project management process group is the detailed IBM Cloud project budget created?

  10. Change Management Plan: What are the key change management success metrics?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 IBM Cloud project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IBM Cloud 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 IBM Cloud 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 IBM Cloud investments work better.

This IBM Cloud 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.