Mainframe Computing Environments Toolkit

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Manage Mainframe Computing Environments: partner with internal teams to ensure customer needs are being met; coordinating with Technical Support, sales, marketing, finance, and Product Teams.

More Uses of the Mainframe Computing Environments Toolkit:

  • Steer Mainframe Computing Environments: research, evaluate, design, implement, and maintain system and product solutions in the mainframe z/os environment.

  • Be accountable for using informatica power exchange connector to read DB2 mainframe sales system data and load into Salesforce (Sales And Marketing clouds) using Salesforce connector.

  • Oversee Mainframe Computing Environments: monitor the mainframe console for unusual messages and contact the appropriate personnel when an error occurs.

  • Ensure you spearhead; recommend Corrective Actions to fix the Application Security related problems as user access / management in the Mainframe / RACF applications.

  • Ensure you guide; recommend Corrective Actions to fix the Application Security related problems as user access / management in the Mainframe / RACF applications.

  • Steer Mainframe Computing Environments: monitor the mainframe console for unusual messages and contact the appropriate personnel when an error occurs.

  • Apply mainframe engineering best practices in order to analyze, design and develop deploy and support software solutions, and/or infrastructure implementations/upgrades.

  • Control Mainframe Computing Environments: work closely with all levels of enterprise services to deploy and support your mainframe infrastructure and application stack.

  • Be accountable for analyzing system traces to improve the solutions for the complex CICS and MQ mainframe systems.

  • Be certain that your enterprise develops and supports Information security solutions for Unix/Linux, Mainframe z/OS, Windows, and mobile, Big Data and cloud platforms.

  • Establish that your strategy develops and supports Information security solutions for Unix/Linux, Mainframe z/OS, Windows, and mobile, Big Data and cloud platforms.

  • Maintain and delivery mainframe operations in line with current production schedule and operations.

  • Ensure you lead; recommend Corrective Actions to fix the Application Security related problems as user access / management in the Mainframe / RACF applications.

  • Pilot Mainframe Computing Environments: monitor the mainframe console for unusual messages and contact the appropriate personnel when an error occurs.

  • Engage in digital applications development, risk technology, Middleware, Mainframe applications, Non Mainframe applications, Analytic Model Development and Application Support activities to meet specific Business Needs of user areas and to test systems to ensure integrity of deliverables.

  • Provide Production Support activities for applications in a mainframe environment using COBOL programming language in a mainframe environment.

  • Ensure your planning provides expert level System Analysis, design, development, implementation, and testing of data centric applications in a Mainframe environment.

  • Assure your strategy provides advice and direction to technical and professional employees on matters pertaining to Systems Development, Quality Assurance, computing and telecommunications equipment requirements and staffing.

  • Support other Information security team members though the creation of reports, alerts, dashboards, and elimination of false positives and negatives.

  • Identify measure or metrics deviating from acceptable ranges, taking remedial action and engaging appropriate stakeholders.

  • Confirm your organization keeps peers, end users, suppliers, and leadership informed of trends, significant problems, unexpected delays, scheduled downtime or other changes that affects the computing environment.

  • Develop and maintain Policies and Procedures in line with new security and privacy requirements and ongoing operations.

  • Pilot Mainframe Computing Environments: technical expertise (design and/or implementation) in Cloud Computing Technologies.

  • Guide Mainframe Computing Environments: architect, prioritize, coordinate, and communicate choice of security technologies necessary to ensure a highly secure, yet usable, computing environment.

  • Devise Mainframe Computing Environments: research, assess, evaluate and recommend new, upgraded and developing systems and technologies to determine suitability for current and future organization enterprise computing needs.

  • Ensure you lead technical teams; using staff effectively; employing management and technical skills to achieve program results.

  • Guide Mainframe Computing Environments: design, manage, upgrade and deploy standardized hardware and software images and configurations for the end user computing environment in alignment with business requirement.

  • Lead mastery level expertise in one computing technology.

  • Ensure your goal is to managing, developing, and expanding your customer portfolio in the Edge Computing and embedded/IoT solutions.

  • Identify and prioritize risks, identifying options for remediation, assessing costs and levels of risk, and make recommendations to leadership regarding Risk Mitigation plans.

  • Deploy new releases, patches and updates on periodic basis to Test And Production Environments manually and with release automation.

  • Coordinate Mainframe Computing Environments: implement stable, replicated backup solutions for Database Systems, always ensuring more than one path to recovery.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Mainframe Computing Environments Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Mainframe Computing Environments 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 Mainframe Computing Environments specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Mainframe Computing Environments 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 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Mainframe Computing Environments improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Are you missing Mainframe Computing Environments opportunities?

  2. How is data used for Program Management and improvement?

  3. How can you manage cost down?

  4. What management system do you use to leverage the Mainframe Computing Environments experience, ideas, and concerns of the people closest to the work to be done?

  5. How will you measure your QA plan's effectiveness?

  6. What information is critical to your organization that your executives are ignoring?

  7. What could cause delays in the schedule?

  8. Is it clear when you think of the day ahead of you what activities and tasks you need to complete?

  9. What is Mainframe Computing Environments risk?

  10. Has data output been validated?

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 Mainframe Computing Environments book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step Mainframe Computing Environments Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Mainframe Computing Environments project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Mainframe Computing Environments project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Mainframe Computing Environments project team have enough people to execute the Mainframe Computing Environments project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Mainframe Computing Environments project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

Step-by-step and complete Mainframe Computing Environments Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Mainframe Computing Environments project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Mainframe Computing Environments Project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Mainframe Computing Environments 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 Mainframe Computing Environments 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 Mainframe Computing Environments 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 Mainframe Computing Environments project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Mainframe Computing Environments project with this in-depth Mainframe Computing Environments Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Mainframe Computing Environments 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 Mainframe Computing Environments 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 Mainframe Computing Environments investments work better.

This Mainframe Computing Environments All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


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