Network Automation Toolkit

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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 924 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 924 standard requirements:

  1. Does the maintenance requirement for the client software for your CM tool provide the capability to be remotely installed and updated over a Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN)?

  2. Does the tool facilitate the automatic updating of the CMDB through the use of network and desktop discovery tools when Release CIs like software are distributed, transferred, or implemented?

  3. What if automation, mass customization and increasing customer expectations require a future network of much smaller plants that are close to the customer and capable of same-day delivery?

  4. Has your organization deployed an automated asset inventory discovery tool to build an asset inventory of systems connected to your organizations public and private network(s)?

  5. When choosing the right network for your application, there are a few important questions to consider: How large is your application and what are your basic network needs?

  6. Do you rate intelligent networking services as all ID, Selective Call Forwarding, Selective Call Rejection, Redial Last Number, Automatic Redial on Busy and Call Trace?

  7. Are network shared drives containing application files and data for the interactive gaming system secured corresponding that only authorized personnel may gain access?

  8. What challenges arise for OEMs from the security and data protection requirements of networking vehicles and connected infrastructure ( as cybersecurity requirements)?

  9. What are the design requirements imposed by ownership unbundling and distributed generation for an information-architecture of the electricity distribution networks?

  10. Equipment identification in network: is automatic equipment identification considered as a means to authenticate connections from specific locations and equipment?


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 924 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. Procurement Audit: Do procurement staff, supplier and end user communicate properly?

  2. Activity Duration Estimates: What type of information goes in a quality assurance plan?

  3. Probability and Impact Matrix: How solid is the Network Automation projection of competitive reaction?

  4. Executing Process Group: Do the products created live up to the necessary quality?

  5. Scope Management Plan: Has a quality assurance plan been developed for the Network Automation project?

  6. Quality Management Plan: What procedures are used to determine if you use, and the number of split, replicate or duplicate samples taken at a site?

  7. Closing Process Group: Did the Network Automation project team have enough people to execute the Network Automation project plan?

  8. Quality Metrics: Who notifies stakeholders of normal and abnormal results?

  9. Procurement Audit: Are there internal control systems in place to secure that laws and regulations are observed?

  10. Change Management Plan: Impact of systems implementation on organization change?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Network Automation project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


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.