Network Automation Toolkit

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Network Automation; network orchestration; network programmability; network as code; zero touch provisioning (ZTP); SDN controllers; Capacity Management systems; network functions virtualization (NFV); Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

More Uses of the Network Automation Toolkit:

  • Bring forward how Closed Loop Automation Advances Network Automation.

  • Lead: how closed loop automation advances Network Automation.

  • Direct: modern Network Automation tooling and strategies.

  • Perform network modeling, analysis, Network Automation and Performance Assurance.

  • Be accountable for programming for Network Automation.

  • Establish: Network Automation Engineering.

  • Formulate: design and deliver highly available, resilient, and secure Network Automation capability that is cutting edge.

  • Steer: Network Automation Engineering Management.

  • Lead: design and implement a scalable, efficient, and cost effective Network Automation framework.

  • Systematize: Network Automation Engineering intern, infrastructure Data Center.

  • Set the direction for and improve the reliability and efficiency of the Network Automation and operations practices for internal teams.

  • Support development of innovative concepts and algorithms in supporting areas of Software Defined networking, Network Automation, Wireless Networks, and secure communication protocols.

  • Lead: Network Automation and orchestration.

 

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Network Automation 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 997 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Network Automation improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 997 standard requirements:

  1. How do you start to work towards the longer run place making benefits on offer from shared mobility, in the context of an increasingly connected and automated network?

  2. Does the solution offer automated capabilities for application awareness and path intelligence to select the best network connections based on changing variables?

  3. What are some best practice techniques for managing secure application configurations, like passwords and key files, when automating deployments across a network?

  4. Have you attempted to reduce the routine, non value added repetitive tasks that burden the members of the network, by automating part of the flow of work?

  5. What is a set of Data Processing components that are automatically provisioned by providers, accessed over a network, and provides secure multi tenancy?

  6. Are you taking every step possible to minimize expected technical problems, network problems, problems of malicious intent, and problems of human error?

  7. Does the product have programmable robots to automate tasks, configure networks, streamline IT processes, or manage network performance and security?

  8. Do you automatically simulate and model effects on network reachability, availability, and performance due to network problems as device outages?

  9. What happens when the IT protection fails or the saboteur is able to bypass the surrounding network and connect direct to the automation system?

  10. Have you attempted to reduce the routine, non value added repetitive tasks that burden network members, by automating part of the flow of work?


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 Network Automation book in PDF containing 997 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Probability and Impact Assessment: What risks does your organization have if the Network Automation projects fail to meet deadline?

  2. Planning Process Group: What is the critical path for this Network Automation project, and what is the duration of the critical path?

  3. Stakeholder Management Plan: Does the detailed work plan match the complexity of tasks with the capabilities of personnel?

  4. Roles And Responsibilities: Is there a training program in place for stakeholders covering expectations, Roles And Responsibilities and any addition knowledge others need to be good stakeholders?

  5. Lessons Learned: How effective was each Network Automation project Team member in fulfilling his/her role?

  6. Human Resource Management Plan: What areas does the group agree are the biggest success on the Network Automation project?

  7. Activity Duration Estimates: Why do you need a good WBS to use Network Automation Project Management software?

  8. Scope Management Plan: Has the selected plan been formulated using Cost Effectiveness and incremental analysis techniques?

  9. Quality Management Plan: How do you ensure that your sampling methods and procedures meet your data needs?

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

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Network Automation Project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Network Automation 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 Network Automation 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 Network Automation 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 Network Automation 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 Network Automation project with this in-depth Network Automation Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Network Automation 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 Network Automation 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 Network Automation investments work better.

This Network Automation 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.