Operating Environment Toolkit

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Evaluate Operating Environment: champion Design Thinking methodology, Data Driven Decisions, and a Continuous Improvement mindset by deploying Best Practices and via regularly coaching of peers and colleagues.

More Uses of the Operating Environment Toolkit:

  • Ensure your organization has appropriate process and controls to introduce new systems, applications and technologies onto the Operating Environment.

  • Firmware can either provide a standardized Operating Environment for more complex device software (allowing more hardware independence), or, for less complex devices, act as the devices complete Operating System, performing all control, monitoring and Data Manipulation functions.

  • Create more stable Operating Environments by continuously improving the infrastructure to be easily deploy able and scale able.

  • Establish that your project serves as a technical resource in the area of infrastructure administration for complex Operating Environments.

  • Develop and implement systems, policies, and protocols to continuously scrutinize the Network Infrastructure and Operating Environment for vulnerabilities, weaknesses, flaws, and deviations from policy and standard.

  • Ensure that the common Operating Environment is compliant with your organization Enterprise Architecture and applicable reference models.

  • Establish that your organization oversees the development of Cyber Threat indicators, attacks and compromise monitoring and maintains awareness of the status of the highly dynamic Operating Environment.

  • Assure your organization oversees the development of Cyber Threat indicators, attacks and compromise monitoring and maintains awareness of the status of the highly dynamic Operating Environment.

  • Be accountable for managing, maintaining and supporting applications and Operating Environments, focusing on stability, quality and functionality against service level expectations.

  • Lead review boards and Design Review for changes and additions to the standard Windows Operating Environment.

  • Be certain that your organization remains current on trends and technology changes; evaluate new hardware, software and related equipment for functionality and fit to current Operating Environment and User Needs.

  • Organize Operating Environment: system orchestration and control infrastructure elements, API integration frameworks, AWS, Azure, openstack, and proprietary virtualization Operating Environments.

  • Identify and troubleshoot any availability and performance issues at multiple layers of deployment, from hardware, Operating Environment, network, and application.

  • Confirm your project ensures site capabilities, functions and planning is continually tuned to reflect customers ongoing needs, future needs, and Operating Environment fluctuations.

  • Ensure you arrange; build and maintain your internal Compliance Monitoring program to achieve a consistent, highly secure Operating Environment.

  • Manage the Change Advisory Board and weekly meetings to ensure proper documentation, planning and security review allowing for a stable Operating Environment for your business.

  • Oversee management of CyberSecurity Tools, contracts, documentation, standards, and processes to ensure an Operating Environment that is sound, sustainable, and compliant with organization policies and requirements.

  • Oversee management of CyberSecurity Tools, contracts, budgets, documentation, standards and processes to ensure an Operating Environment that is sound, sustainable, and compliant with organization policies and requirements.

  • Ensure you build and maintain your internal Compliance Monitoring program to achieve a consistent, highly secure Operating Environment.

  • Provide support to ensure a secure Operating Environment by monitoring User Access and adherence to established Policies and Procedures.

  • Be accountable for developing and scaling Machine Learning solutions for industrial applications to facilitate Continuous Learning, adaptation and improvement in dynamic Operating Environments.

  • Establish that your planning oversees the development of Cyber Threat indicators, attacks and compromise monitoring and maintains awareness of the status of the highly dynamic Operating Environment.

  • Assure your business recommends change in operating procedures, hardware standards, and software standards as warranted by new technological change and operating conditions.

  • Ensure your organization provides high level Technical Support for Server/Client Operating Systems, Active Directory, Group Policy, Software Deployment, Email, Application/Server Virtualization, and System Performance.

  • Maintain the essentials as Operating Systems, Business Applications, Security Tools, Web Servers, email.

  • Develop IT Investment Strategies that drive shareholder value through revenue growth, operating margin or asset efficiency.

  • Derive link budgets and transmitter/receiver analysis for signals operating at near threshold levels through ground terminals and satellite transponder.

  • Be accountable for performing simple or routine tasks or tests as tensile or hardness tests; operating and adjusting simple test equipment; records Test Data.

  • Steer Operating Environment: review documentation, describing system specifications and operating instructions, and revise existing Processes And Procedures to correct deficiencies and maintain more effective Data Handling, conversion, input/output requirements and storage.

  • Warrant that your organization demonstrates visibility and accessibility to staff by making rounds, conducting staff meetings, and focus on employee Engagement Strategies.

  • Methodize Operating Environment: coach/mentor others by providing appropriate and timely feedback, creating an environment of trust, and fostering relationships that positively impact organization culture.

  • Establish that your operation establishes standards, policies and guidelines for the Compute Windows Platform in collaboration with service line owner and Technology Teams.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Operating Environment 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 Operating Environment improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. How do you govern and fulfill your societal responsibilities?

  2. In the past year, what have you done (or could you have done) to increase the accurate perception of your company/brand as ethical and honest?

  3. How likely is the current Operating Environment plan to come in on schedule or on budget?

  4. What are the implications of the one critical Operating Environment decision 10 minutes, 10 months, and 10 years from now?

  5. Are resources adequate for the scope?

  6. How is Knowledge Sharing about Risk Management improved?

  7. What are the affordable Operating Environment risks?

  8. Have the concerns of stakeholders to help identify and define potential barriers been obtained and analyzed?

  9. Is the Operating Environment scope complete and appropriately sized?

  10. What activities does the governance board need to consider?

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 Operating Environment book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step Operating Environment Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Operating Environment 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 Operating Environment project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Operating Environment Project Team have enough people to execute the Operating Environment 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 Operating Environment 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 Operating Environment Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Operating Environment project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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 Operating Environment 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 Operating Environment project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Operating Environment 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 Operating Environment 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 Operating Environment investments work better.

This Operating Environment 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.