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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the IT Policy 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 916 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 Policy improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 916 standard requirements:

  1. Privacy should not be an afterthought; a bolt-on sometime between the initial coding and delivery of a new system. It should be designed in from the start; peer-reviewed; tested and the data controller needs to be able to show that adequate security is in place; it is monitored; and that the strictest data protection policies will apply by default. If you design your own custom apps; are these the standards you work to? When deploying purchased systems; is privacy set at its tightest by default?

  2. Assuming you are a data controller (someone who collects data; such as through a web site); you are responsible for the safe keeping of that data no matter who is handling it. You are ultimately responsible if a data processor (outsourcer or cloud provider) loses that data. Are you sure of their policies; procedures; and technology to keep it safe?

  3. Many people make statements along the lines of those IT folks prevent us from doing your jobs. They specifically cite that security departments implement policy and controls without regard for business function. Does this sound familiar to you and how do you manage this?

  4. Does the information security function actively engage with other critical functions, such as it, Human Resources, legal, and the privacy officer, to develop and enforce compliance with information security and privacy policies and practices?

  5. If your organization practices a strict privacy policy and only allows its databases to be accessed by its own staff and partners can you trust the staff and partners to protect your information at this same level?

  6. Imagine you work in the Human Resources department of your organization considering a policy to protect its data on employees mobile devices. in advising on this policy, what rights should be considered?

  7. Do you regularly determine how the information flows and maps to the business process for the mainframe, network, and telecommunications environments. Has any of this changed from the last examination?

  8. Do you evaluate your organizations analyzes of trends in the risks to your organization. How effective is your organizations process for identifying and assessing the effects of trends in the risks?

  9. Has management established and documented a business continuity plan to ensure that all systems, (including essential non-systems) and related business processes can be recovered in a timely manner?

  10. Does the it security system require end-users to configure and maintain security policies, security professionals to individually manage policies per host, or is the configuration centrally managed?


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 Policy book in PDF containing 916 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. WBS Dictionary: Does the accounting system provide a basis for auditing records of direct costs chargeable to the contract?

  2. Quality Metrics: Are there already quality metrics available that detect nonlinear embeddings and trends similar to the users perception?

  3. Procurement Audit: Are there complementary rules to be used and are they applied?

  4. Duration Estimating Worksheet: What is the total time required to complete the IT Policy project if no delays occur?

  5. Team Directory: Does a IT Policy project team directory list all resources assigned to the IT Policy project?

  6. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Which IT Policy project management knowledge area is least mature?

  7. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Do you need to convince people that its well worth the time and effort?

  8. Initiating Process Group: How well did the chosen processes produce the expected results?

  9. Team Performance Assessment: To what degree can all members engage in open and interactive considerations?

  10. Planning Process Group: Have operating capacities been created and/or reinforced in partners?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

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


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 IT Policy 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 Policy 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 Policy 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 Policy 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 Policy 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 Policy project with this in-depth IT Policy Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IT Policy 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 Policy 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 Policy investments work better.

This IT Policy 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.