IT Capacity Planning Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the IT Capacity Planning 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 992 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 Capacity Planning improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 992 standard requirements:

  1. What are the reasons behind the changing of your organizations perspective about capacity to the extent that solutions from literature is less practiced and capacity strategies thrive in its stead?

  2. How can enterprises re-purpose underutilized capacity, implement structured methods for provisioning servers, and prepare the IT environments for the coming wave of virtualization?

  3. What increase in profitable revenue would your organization achieve if it consistently targeted the best sales opportunities with the right type and amount of sales resources?

  4. Do you have a capacity plan in place that considers the human, technical, information and financial resources required to meet agreed capacity and performance requirements?

  5. How often do IT or business units require business technology elasticity, that is, the ability to quickly add capacity to an application or other technology resource?

  6. How mature are the performance and capacity planning, asset management, configuration management, self service and service request practices in your organization?

  7. Does your organization have the capacity, resources and expertise to influence all of the decisions identified, or does it want to prioritize some over others?

  8. Has the timeline that is required to move measurement results from the points of collection to repositories, other databases, or end users been established?

  9. How do you create capacity to keep plans, policies and procedures actively under review as organizational preparedness is an iterative process?

  10. Does the PM exchange information with capacity management for potential implications of planning options, and the likely effect on problem trends?


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 Capacity Planning book in PDF containing 992 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Change Request: Are there requirements attributes that are strongly related to the occurrence of defects and failures?

  2. Lessons Learned: Were the IT Capacity Planning project objectives met (if not, briefly account for what wasnt met)?

  3. Issue Log: What approaches to you feel are the best ones to use?

  4. Probability and Impact Assessment: What are the levels of understanding of the future users of the outcome/results of this IT Capacity Planning project?

  5. Variance Analysis: Does the accounting system provide a basis for auditing records of direct costs chargeable to the contract?

  6. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: Specific - is the objective clear in terms of what, how, when, and where the situation will be changed?

  7. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are the IT Capacity Planning project team members located locally to the users/stakeholders?

  8. Executing Process Group: Do the partners have sufficient financial capacity to keep up the benefits produced by the program?

  9. Scope Management Plan: Are the IT Capacity Planning project team members located locally to the users/stakeholders?

  10. Cost Management Plan: Scope of work; What is the likelihood and extent of potential future changes to the IT Capacity Planning project scope?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 IT Capacity Planning project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 IT Capacity Planning 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 Capacity Planning 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 Capacity Planning 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 Capacity Planning 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 Capacity Planning 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 Capacity Planning project with this in-depth IT Capacity Planning Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IT Capacity Planning 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 Capacity Planning 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 Capacity Planning investments work better.

This IT Capacity Planning 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.