Infrastructure Provisioning Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Infrastructure Provisioning 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 945 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 Provisioning improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 945 standard requirements:

  1. Ids/ips traffic pattern analysis can often detect or block attacks such as a denial-of-service attack or a network scan. However, in some cases this is legitimate traffic (such as using cloud infrastructure for load testing or security testing). Does the cloud provider have a documented exception process for allowing legitimate traffic that the ids/ips flags as an attack pattern?

  2. At a high level, the challenge with the Patriot Act can be viewed as location, location, location. Exactly where is your data physically, and therefore whose government policies will your data be subject to?

  3. Having defined its strategy and target client base, the CSP must define the requirements for providing services to that client base. What specific regulatory or industry requirements are applicable?

  4. Question to cloud service provider: What auditing logs, reports, alerts and notifications do you provide in order to monitor user access both for your needs and for the needs of your auditor?

  5. Question to cloud service provider: Do you offer single sign-on for access across multiple applications you offer, or trusted federated single sign-on across applications with other vendors?

  6. How do you Identify the different workloads and how they need to interact? Which models are appropriate based on security and trust requirements and the systems they need to interface to?

  7. IaaS has several deployment options, e.g. Public, Virtual Private or Private. Does your organization foresee requirements for an IaaS with security posture requiring private deployment?

  8. Estimate organization exposure if cloud vendor experiences an illegal or unauthorized release/breach of data. How many private records will your organization be storing in the cloud?

  9. The esb platform is a critical infrastructure service to your organization, especially as you host more applications and services over time. should it be considered a tier-1 service?

  10. As an infrastructure evolves with on demand capability, do services become a business rather than infrastructure function when they link directly to payment services, for example?


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 Provisioning book in PDF containing 945 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Lessons Learned: If you had to do this Infrastructure Provisioning project again, what is the one thing that you would change (related to process, not to technical solutions)?

  2. Change Management Plan: What prerequisite knowledge do corresponding groups need?

  3. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Too many is: do all the identified roles need to be routinely informed or only in exceptional circumstances?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Infrastructure Provisioning project team have enough people to execute the Infrastructure Provisioning project plan?

  5. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are there any potential occupational health and safety issues due to the proposed purchases?

  6. Human Resource Management Plan: Are non-critical path items updated and agreed upon with the teams?

  7. Probability and Impact Matrix: While preparing your risk responses, you identify additional risks. What should you do?

  8. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that its information technology system is serving its needs as effectively and constructively as is appropriate?

  9. Project Portfolio management: Why would the Governance Board want to know the status of the resource portfolio?

  10. Executing Process Group: What is in place for ensuring adequate change control on Infrastructure Provisioning projects that involve outside contracts?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Infrastructure Provisioning project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Infrastructure Provisioning 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 Provisioning 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 Provisioning 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 Provisioning 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 Provisioning 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 Provisioning project with this in-depth Infrastructure Provisioning Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Infrastructure Provisioning 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 Provisioning 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 Provisioning investments work better.

This Infrastructure Provisioning 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.