Product Architecture Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Product Architecture 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 Product Architecture improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 997 standard requirements:

  1. Why have landscape architects failed to adopt the tools necessary for flexibility in the design of large scale projects, increased productivity, and integration of sustainability standards?

  2. How does moving from a traditional component product architecture to a modular product change the nature of product development, manufacturing, and buyer-supplier relationships?

  3. How should companies respond and what systems architecture will enhance competitiveness, financial performance, productivity and responsiveness in a period of constant change?

  4. How do you incorporate product design, architecture, engineering, risk reduction, budgeting and offshoring into agile/lean while preserving experimentation and adaptation?

  5. Have you combined the conventionally separated IT and business responsibilities of product management and product architecture into unified business technology roles?

  6. What product architecture provides good customer satisfaction through initial product quality and ease/economy of defect correction and maintenance?

  7. Does your organization set aside a portion of its annual budget for the development and implementation of new products, technologies, or processes?

  8. Do you take the new business data, put it in the data warehouse, and when the production system needs it, go to that data warehouse to get it?

  9. Is it possible to build a data warehouse to be used by users for analytics and also as the central data repository to feed production systems?

  10. How willing are you to make significant architectural changes to your production networks in order to achieve the promised benefits of SDN?


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 Product Architecture book in PDF containing 997 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Requirements Management Plan: Is the system software (non-operating system) new to the IT Product Architecture project team?

  2. Human Resource Management Plan: Are enough systems & user personnel assigned to the Product Architecture project?

  3. Variance Analysis: Does the contractors system provide unit or lot costs when applicable?

  4. Procurement Management Plan: Are the schedule estimates reasonable given the Product Architecture project?

  5. Project Charter: What outcome, in measureable terms, are you hoping to accomplish?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are vendor invoices audited for accuracy before payment?

  7. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Which resource planning tool provides information on resource responsibility and accountability?

  8. Cost Management Plan: What does this mean to a cost or scheduler manager?

  9. Assumption and Constraint Log: Are there processes defining how software will be developed including development methods, overall timeline for development, software product standards, and traceability?

  10. Requirements Management Plan: Could inaccurate or incomplete requirements in this Product Architecture project create a serious risk for the business?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Product Architecture project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Product Architecture 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 Product Architecture 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 Product Architecture investments work better.

This Product Architecture 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.