IT Automation Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the IT Automation 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 993 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which IT Automation improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 993 standard requirements:

  1. What is the scale of home automation Ð does it need to be a complete refit of the customers electronics, or are there minor installations that can nonetheless make a big difference to the customer?

  2. How do you use new technologies Ð like data personalization, responsive design, social integration and marketing automation Ð to optimize your content ecosystem and its relevance to your personas?

  3. Why is it that in spite of implementing warehouse management software, some companies continue to experience less than optimal operational performance and data visibility?

  4. How do you keep up with consumer expectations to order a product online, pick it up at your store, quick delivery time frames, or return it back into your warehouse?

  5. Does the offshore testing organization have the data bandwidth to efficiently transfer the necessary data and files between its site and yours in a timely manner?

  6. Have staffing, stock assortment, security, facility, transportation, and communications requirements for personal demand items been identified and coordinated?

  7. Is the primary goal of your initiative to make it easier for your customers to pay, or to automation that will reduce the cost/timing of receipt posting?

  8. How do you see the evolution of DevOps and in particular its expansion from Web-based agile companies to legacy-based process-oriented organizations?

  9. Is the projected start and end date how long you expect the implementation to take rather than the overall project start and end date?

  10. When it comes to automating plan administration, does comprehensive automation equate to better outcomes, and what is the real value?


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 IT Automation book in PDF containing 993 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Procurement Audit: Was invitation to tender to each specific contract issued after the evaluation of the indicative tenders was completed?

  2. Cost Management Plan: Are staff skills known and available for each task?

  3. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: If a role has only Signing-off, or only Communicating responsibility and has no Performing, Accountable, or Monitoring responsibility, is it necessary?

  4. Planning Process Group: To what extent and in what ways are the IT Automation project contributing to progress towards organizational reform?

  5. Procurement Audit: Was the award criteria that of the most economically advantageous tender?

  6. Probability and Impact Assessment: Is the technology to be built new to your organization?

  7. Variance Analysis: Are the actual costs used for variance analysis reconcilable with data from the accounting system?

  8. Earned Value Status: If earned value management (EVM) is so good in determining the true status of a IT Automation project and IT Automation project its completion, why is it that hardly any one uses it in information systems related IT Automation projects?

  9. Scope Management Plan: Are post milestone IT Automation project reviews (PMPR) conducted with your organization at least once a year?

  10. Risk Audit: Is the customer technically sophisticated in the product area?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 IT Automation project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IT Automation 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 IT Automation 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 IT Automation investments work better.

This IT Automation 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.