IBM InfoSphere DataStage Toolkit

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Confirm your organization ensures functional and Technical Requirements are met through System Testing, Regression Testing, Performance Testing, system interface testing, and Security Testing activities.

  • Ensure your enterprise understands business and technical objectives of a project and work closely with project sponsor.

  • Ensure your design performs functional administration, configuration, and utilization of Testing Tools.

  • Confirm your strategy collects, track and reports test metrics and briefs leadership on test status.

  • Formulate: ETL workflow/Development Planning and oversight.

  • Establish: technical Solutions Architecture, cloud and data.

  • Update/maintain detailed test plans; develops test scenarios and test scripts; and, traces requirements to Test Cases to ensure coverage for full System Integration test.

  • Arrange that your planning provides overall direction to the formulation, development, implementation, and delivery of a project.

  • Ensure you standardize; lead business Process Analysis, re engineering and automation.

  • Steer: industry practice; and determine areas of opportunities and align the development roadmap and direction accordingly.

  • Develop and implement a Strategic Plan for Data Analytics for the customer.

  • Introduce Best Practices and standardization for Cloud Based Solutions.

  • Be accountable for managing the development and operations of the Enterprise Reporting and Data Warehousing solutions supporting your organization.

  • Formulate: architecture and deliver Data Warehousing solutions that exceed Customer Expectations in content, usability, accuracy, reliability and performance.

  • Make sure that your group handles complex application features and technical designs.

  • Manage work with Business Analysts to understand the System Design and work with developers to resolve defects.

  • Provide guidance to the Data Analytics team in the areas of Data Extraction and reporting.

  • Formulate: design and implement distributed Analytics Platforms.

  • Migrate data from traditional relational Database Systems to Cloud.

  • Analyze info to plan system installation/modification.

  • Establish that your planning creates a structure and organization for the management of a complex environment with emphasis on quality, productivity, and consistency.

  • Ensure your organization complies; designs, plans, and coordinates work teams.

  • Secure that your team creates Project Charter and work plan and tracks budget and schedule progress via appropriate metrics.

  • Warrant that your enterprise communicates to stakeholders and project sponsor.

  • Warrant that your strategy creates and implements a Communication Plan.

  • Head: work in complex environments while performing multiple activities on concurrent development projects and existing Production Processes.

  • Arrange that your project provides Technical Support to Project Team members.

  • Warrant that your group prepares report for upper management regarding status of project.

  • Arrange that your group complies; exercises management responsibility over the achievement of performance, revenue, and profit objectives of a project and its contracts.

  • Develop algorithms to predict failures with Network Devices and server hardware.

  • Drive: design, configure, and document logical and physical Data Models.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the IBM InfoSphere DataStage 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 IBM InfoSphere DataStage improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. What are you attempting to measure/monitor?

  2. Will the controls trigger any other risks?

  3. What does your Operating model cost?

  4. How scalable is your IBM InfoSphere DataStage solution?

  5. What qualifications do IBM InfoSphere DataStage leaders need?

  6. When you map the key players in your own work and the types/domains of relationships with them, which relationships do you find easy and which challenging, and why?

  7. How is Knowledge Sharing about Risk Management improved?

  8. Are the planned controls working?

  9. Is the Quality Assurance team identified?

  10. Does your organization need more IBM InfoSphere DataStage education?

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

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

  • 62 step-by-step IBM InfoSphere DataStage Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 IBM InfoSphere DataStage 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 IBM InfoSphere DataStage project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the IBM InfoSphere DataStage Project Team have enough people to execute the IBM InfoSphere DataStage 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 IBM InfoSphere DataStage 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 IBM InfoSphere DataStage Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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 InfoSphere DataStage 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 InfoSphere DataStage 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 InfoSphere DataStage project with this in-depth IBM InfoSphere DataStage Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IBM InfoSphere DataStage 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 InfoSphere DataStage 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 InfoSphere DataStage investments work better.

This IBM InfoSphere DataStage 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.