Managing Technical Debt Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Managing Technical Debt 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 996 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Managing Technical Debt improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 996 standard requirements:

  1. Does receiving funding or guarantees significantly limit the ability of your organizations governing authority to determine the general policy or program of your organization?

  2. Should your organization invest time and money to reduce technical debt, versus spending lots of time and money to fix production bugs while new development is slowed?

  3. Is one of the teams in the program focused on supporting the entire solution, either with technical infrastructure or integrating related products and components?

  4. Can encouraged deprecation mechanisms, versioning, and architectural approaches like microservices help avoid technical debt by simply disposing code?

  5. Does strategic use of technical debt provide insight into the balance between upfront and emergent design and architecture in an agile environment?

  6. Does your organization have a binding requirement to devote at least half of any profits it generates to its social or environmental purpose?

  7. Should you generalize across engineering that debt is the result of any suboptimal choice for short term benefit with long term implications?

  8. Is your organization legally bound to distribute any retained earnings and assets to a similar social purpose in the event of dissolution?

  9. What version control mechanism is used to support the maintenance of a software product, as adding new features or correcting a defect?

  10. How is progress in maintaining and enhancing a software product affected when the product is carrying a high technical debt load?


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 Managing Technical Debt book in PDF containing 996 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step Managing Technical Debt Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Managing Technical Debt project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Project Scope Statement: Once its defined, what is the stability of the Managing Technical Debt project scope?

  2. Cost Management Plan: Is it standard practice to formally commit stakeholders to the Managing Technical Debt project via agreements?

  3. Project Performance Report: To what degree will the approach capitalize on and enhance the skills of all team members in a manner that takes into consideration other demands on members of the team?

  4. Network Diagram: Review the logical flow of the network diagram. Take a look at which activities you have first and then sequence the activities. Do they make sense?

  5. Procurement Audit: Has your organization clearly defined the award criteria?

  6. WBS Dictionary: Are Managing Technical Debt projected overhead costs in each pool and the associated direct costs used as the basis for establishing interim rates for allocating overhead to contracts?

  7. Lessons Learned: What regulatory regime controlled how your organization head and program manager directed your organization and Managing Technical Debt project?

  8. Human Resource Management Plan: Is there a set of procedures to capture, analyze and act on quality metrics?

  9. Initiating Process Group: Have requirements been tested, approved, and fulfill the Managing Technical Debt project scope?

  10. Change Management Plan: What prerequisite knowledge do corresponding groups need?

 
Step-by-step and complete Managing Technical Debt Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Managing Technical Debt project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Managing Technical Debt 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 Managing Technical Debt 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 Managing Technical Debt investments work better.

This Managing Technical Debt 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.