Information Systems Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Information Systems 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 990 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Information Systems improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 990 standard requirements:

  1. Do you conduct a production test of standby information systems on the backup site periodically in order to ensure smooth switching to the backup site in case of production system failure?

  2. Has the leadership of the museum appointed a member of management with the responsibility and authority to ensure the development, implementation, maintenance, and improvement of the QMS?

  3. What procedures do you have in place to ensure that acceptance criteria for new information systems, upgrades and versions are established and tests are performed prior to deployment?

  4. What kind of methodologies are available in current literature for IS research and practice whose starting point is work with an emancipatory and developmental approach?

  5. Does the leadership of the museum ensure that measurable, consistent quality objectives are established at relevant functions and levels of your organization?

  6. How can facility staff be trained to collect and analyze important quality of care data to identify problems and to assess the effect of changes on quality?

  7. What are the pertinent quality of care issues for community services, and what are the associated indicators, data sources, and feasibility of collection?

  8. Does operations management review the console log and error listing to ensure that identifiable errors are corrected and recurring errors are prevented?

  9. Does the museum continually improve the effectiveness of its QMS through use of quality policies, quality objectives, audits, and management reviews?

  10. Does the museum conduct design and development reviews to evaluate the ability of the results of design and development to meet requirements?


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 Information Systems book in PDF containing 990 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Process Improvement Plan: Everyone agrees on what process improvement is, right?

  2. Schedule Management Plan: After initial schedule development, will the schedule be reviewed and validated by the Information Systems project team?

  3. Variance Analysis: Wbs elements contractually specified for reporting of status to your organization (lowest level only)?

  4. Team Member Performance Assessment: To what degree can all members engage in open and interactive considerations?

  5. Schedule Management Plan: Have Information Systems project team accountabilities & responsibilities been clearly defined?

  6. Cost Management Plan: Cost tracking and performance analysis – How will cost tracking and performance analysis be accomplished?

  7. Team Operating Agreement: What types of accommodations will be formulated and put in place for sustaining the team?

  8. Lessons Learned: How well were Information Systems project issues communicated throughout your involvement in the Information Systems project?

  9. Cost Management Plan: Are software metrics formally captured, analyzed and used as a basis for other Information Systems project estimates?

  10. Procurement Audit: Were additional works strictly necessary for the completion of performance under the contract?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Information Systems project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Information Systems 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 Information Systems 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 Information Systems investments work better.

This Information Systems 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.