Infrastructure as Code Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Infrastructure as Code 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 979 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Infrastructure as Code improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 979 standard requirements:

  1. Continuous integration, continuous deployment, continuous release, and continuous delivery are key DevOps enablers. automated testing involves automated, ci-driven execution of whatever set of tests the team has accumulated. however, if one of these tests fails, what does that really mean: does it indicate a critical business risk, or just a violation of some naming standard that nobody is really committed to following anyway?

  2. You can start to create different test scenarios by bringing together all of the different types of testing that you require, and keeping a tight association with the application components to which these tests belong. This mapping is critical to understand which tests touch which code and more importantly understanding: when the code changes, which tests need to be re-run?

  3. Do you thoroughly review a copy of the vendors business continuity and disaster recovery plan that covers the availability and restoration of both your data and the vendors services that you use?

  4. Is mobile code authorized before its installation and use, and the code configuration checked, to ensure that the authorized mobile code operates according to a clearly defined security policy?

  5. What obligations do you have to protect and manage your data under various legislation, for example the Privacy Act, the Archives Act, as well as other legislation specific to the type of data?

  6. Do you have the ability to logically segment or encrypt customer data corresponding that data may be produced for a single tenant only, without inadvertently accessing another tenants data?

  7. How well does the software engineering and development plan include and/or enable the integration of relevant activities to ensure the software is responsive to new computing developments?

  8. Are ingress and egress points, as service areas and other points where unauthorized personnel may enter the premises, monitored, controlled and isolated from data storage and process?

  9. Are policies and procedures established and mechanisms configured and implemented to protect the wireless network environment perimeter and to restrict unauthorized wireless traffic?

  10. Are file integrity (host) and network intrusion detection (IDS) tools implemented to help facilitate timely detection, investigation by root cause analysis and response to incidents?


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 Infrastructure as Code book in PDF containing 979 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step Infrastructure as Code Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Infrastructure as Code project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Stakeholder Management Plan: Have all documents been archived in a Infrastructure as Code project repository for each release?

  2. Quality Audit: Are there sufficient personnel having the necessary education, background, training, and experience to assure that all operations are correctly performed?

  3. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Which conditions out of the control of the management are crucial for the achievement of the immediate objective?

  4. Stakeholder Register: What are the major Infrastructure as Code project milestones requiring communications or providing communications opportunities?

  5. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Are the interests in line with the program objectives?

  6. Team Operating Agreement: What are the boundaries (organizational or geographic) within which you operate?

  7. Activity Duration Estimates: Do procedures exist that identify when and how human resources are introduced and removed from the Infrastructure as Code project?

  8. WBS Dictionary: Is future work which cannot be planned in detail subdivided to the extent practicable for budgeting and scheduling purposes?

  9. Human Resource Management Plan: Does the schedule include Infrastructure as Code project management time and change request analysis time?

  10. Team Operating Agreement: Are there more than two functional areas represented by your team?

 
Step-by-step and complete Infrastructure as Code Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Infrastructure as Code project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Infrastructure as Code 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 Infrastructure as Code 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 Infrastructure as Code investments work better.

This Infrastructure as Code 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.