Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical IBM COBOL Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any IBM COBOL 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 COBOL specific requirements:
STEP 1: Get your bearings
- The latest quick edition of the IBM COBOL 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 994 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 COBOL improvements can be made.
Examples; 10 of the 994 standard requirements:
- Is the compiler version, used for benchmark or similar types of computing system timing, the same version and modification described under all other features?
- What happens if either the DELETE RESTRICT or DELETE SET NULL is specified on a self-referencing table during the execution of an ALTER TABLE statement?
- What is one of the most common business reasons you hear from Power and System z customers for starting Enterprise Modernization projects?
- Are programs available for updating the software system producing a new version of the system incorporating Latest vendor modifications?
- Are internal compiler tables arranged so that overflow from one may be placed in the unused space reserved for another?
- Do you provide any insight into the limitations stemming from the age of the system as well as implementation history?
- Will your organization consider a smaller onsite contingent with additional resources providing services remotely?
- What option can be coded on the RETURN command to associate a transaction identifier with the next terminal input?
- Can the program communicate with the console operator via the console keys and the on-line input/output equipment?
- What rational products can be used together to provide a comprehensive application portfolio management solution?
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 COBOL book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...
Your IBM COBOL 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 COBOL Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which IBM COBOL 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 COBOL 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 COBOL projects with the 62 implementation resources:
- 62 step-by-step IBM COBOL Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 IBM COBOL project requirements and success criteria:
Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:
- Probability and Impact Matrix: What will be the impact or consequence if the risk occurs?
- Human Resource Management Plan: Are all payments made according to the contract(s)?
- Risk Management Plan: Are status updates being made on schedule and are the updates clearly described?
- Lessons Learned: How efficient were IBM COBOL project team meetings conducted?
- Initiating Process Group: What input will you be required to provide the IBM COBOL project team?
- Procurement Audit: Were all interested operators allowed the opportunity to participate?
- Closing Process Group: What will you do to minimize the impact should a risk event occur?
- Schedule Management Plan: Are there checklists created to determine if all quality processes are followed?
- WBS Dictionary: Does the contractors system include procedures for measuring the performance of critical subcontractors?
- Scope Management Plan: Is a pmo (IBM COBOL project management office) in place and provide oversight to the IBM COBOL project?
Step-by-step and complete IBM COBOL Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.
1.0 Initiating Process Group:
- 1.1 IBM COBOL project Charter
- 1.2 Stakeholder Register
- 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix
2.0 Planning Process Group:
- 2.1 IBM COBOL 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 COBOL 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 COBOL 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 COBOL 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 COBOL project or Phase Close-Out
- 5.4 Lessons Learned
With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any IBM COBOL project with this in-depth IBM COBOL Toolkit.
In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:
- Diagnose IBM COBOL 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 COBOL 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 COBOL investments work better.
This IBM COBOL 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.