IT Due Diligence Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the IT Due Diligence 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 994 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 Due Diligence improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 994 standard requirements:

  1. Have you examined current production, distribution, sales and marketing strategies (including websites and social media) of the business and the likely impact of a change of ownership?

  2. Does your organization screen all sanctions relevant data, including at a minimum, entity and location information, contained in cross border transactions against Sanctions Lists?

  3. Is there a process in place for identifying and communicating emerging AML and other fraud risks to enable management and the board to be proactive in responding to them?

  4. What business intelligence platform is in place, and what standard reports and dashboards are available to the users that utilize data from the primary erp system?

  5. Are you aware of all employment conditions, including key workplace agreements, any incentive bonus plans, staff rotation policies, disciplinary procedures, etc?

  6. Does the compensation expected by the third party vary significantly from what is dictated by local market prices or internal benchmarks for similar services?

  7. Are the erp and ancillary software components appropriate and well-matched to the business operations and providing the desired and necessary functionality?

  8. Has your organization determined and documented a likelihood rating for each threat to exploit the vulnerability, given the security measures in place?

  9. How often are test restores completed and how often are backup selections verified to ensure that all relevant organizational data is being captured?

  10. Are any environmental studies or investigations to be conducted as part of due diligence, and if so by whom, retained by whom, and at whose expense?


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 Due Diligence book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Schedule Management Plan: Will the IT Due Diligence project sponsor be involved in preliminary schedule reviews?

  2. Team Performance Assessment: To what degree will team members, individually and collectively, commit time to help themselves and others learn and develop skills?

  3. Human Resource Management Plan: Is there a formal set of procedures supporting Stakeholder Management?

  4. Activity List: How can the IT Due Diligence project be displayed graphically to better visualize the activities?

  5. Risk Audit: Does your organization have an up-to-date constitution?

  6. Procurement Audit: In open and restricted procedures, did the contracting authority make sure that there is no substantive change to the bid due to this clearing process?

  7. Human Resource Management Plan: Is current scope of the IT Due Diligence project substantially different than that originally defined?

  8. Procurement Audit: Are there performance targets on value for money obtained and cost savings?

  9. Source Selection Criteria: What documentation should be used to support the selection decision?

  10. Procurement Audit: Does the procurement IT Due Diligence project comply with European Communities regulations and rules?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 IT Due Diligence project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 IT Due Diligence 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 Due Diligence 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 Due Diligence 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 Due Diligence 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 Due Diligence 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 Due Diligence project with this in-depth IT Due Diligence Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IT Due Diligence 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 Due Diligence 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 Due Diligence investments work better.

This IT Due Diligence 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.