IBM i System Administration Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the IBM i System Administration 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 921 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 i System Administration improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 921 standard requirements:

  1. How does controlled data sharing between services and devices work within the multistakeholder, multi-location context of applications that take advantage of edge computing infrastructure?

  2. Multi-access edge computing (MEC) has thus far focused on technology driven use cases, how could your organization create business opportunities in this quickly evolving ecosystem?

  3. Does the solution enable integration with IT management systems as service desk, workload automation, change management, incident management, and native workflow solutions?

  4. Is there a part of an application that users can just execute at the edge, that is latency sensitive, requires performance or has some data sovereignty considerations?

  5. What are the right programming paradigms for specifying the management of the infrastructure and movement of data to realize the promised benefits of edge computing?

  6. Where do you have sufficient space, power and cooling capacity in the data center today to support new servers/ racks required for a new, critical application?

  7. Does it support the strategic direction of your organizations transport architecture, organization architecture, and data center architecture and applications?

  8. How do you simplify continuous monitoring and compliance reporting across your physical and virtual servers, as well as across your AWS and OpenStack clouds?

  9. What controls or clearance levels does Microsoft have for the personnel that have DevOps access to cloud environments or physical access to data centers?

  10. What if security management, business continuity, and IT Operations management could be activities that actually enhance your organizations bottom line?


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 i System Administration book in PDF containing 921 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are IBM i System Administration project leaders committed to this IBM i System Administration project full time?

  2. Team Performance Assessment: To what degree are the teams goals and objectives clear, simple, and measurable?

  3. Procurement Audit: Are cases of double payment duly prevented and corrected?

  4. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: What mechanisms are proposed to monitor and measure IBM i System Administration project performance in terms of social development outcomes?

  5. Roles and Responsibilities: Are governance roles and responsibilities documented?

  6. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Does the scheduling system identify in a timely manner the status of work?

  7. Executing Process Group: Do the products created live up to the necessary quality?

  8. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: How will the stakeholder directly benefit from the IBM i System Administration project and how will this affect the stakeholders motivation?

  9. Planning Process Group: What is the critical path for this IBM i System Administration project, and what is the duration of the critical path?

  10. Procurement Audit: Was the performance description adequate to needs and legal requirements?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 IBM i System Administration project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 IBM i System Administration 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 i System Administration 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 i System Administration 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 i System Administration 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 i System Administration 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 i System Administration project with this in-depth IBM i System Administration Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IBM i System Administration 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 i System Administration 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 i System Administration investments work better.

This IBM i System Administration 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.