RACF Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the RACF 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 995 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which RACF improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 995 standard requirements:

  1. How concerned is your organization about what the potential impact on your business would be of loss or transfer of data downloaded onto flash drives, other portable storage devices or laptops?

  2. How do you balance user needs with corporate needs to secure data assets, manage capital and operational costs, and efficiently deploy, manage, and maintain remote desktops?

  3. Can the service providers data center support enterprise requirements for physical and network security, capacity, availability, operations, and backbone connectivity?

  4. What are the access rules when RACF is inactive or unavailable, as stopping production, performing repair work only, or allowing selected jobs and applications to run?

  5. Which is an application program defined to DB2 and managed by the DB2 subsystem, used to help limit the number of network calls to run queries against the database?

  6. How concerned is your organization about what the potential impact on your business would be of uncontrolled access to critical databases by system administrators?

  7. Should personal mobile devices be allowed to access data, applications, mail and collaboration tools using the enterprise network, thereby posing a security risk?

  8. Are there any other risks to data/information security, privacy, risks to individual, compliance, associated corporate/organization which needs to be highlighted?

  9. What are the access rules when RACF is inactive or unavailable, as stop production, perform repair work only, or allow selected jobs/applications to run?

  10. What if all your enterprise data could be accessed through a single API, use a single metadata model or catalogue, and utilize a single security model?


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 RACF book in PDF containing 995 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Project Charter: Where and how does the team fit within your organization structure?

  2. Team Directory: How do unidentified risks impact the outcome of the RACF project?

  3. Requirements Management Plan: Define the help desk model. who will take full responsibility?

  4. Team Operating Agreement: Do you ensure that all participants know how to use the required technology?

  5. Stakeholder Management Plan: What is the general purpose in defining responsibilities of the already stated affiliated with the RACF project?

  6. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Are records maintained to show how management reserves are used?

  7. Quality Metrics: Where did complaints, returns and warranty claims come from?

  8. Lessons Learned: What is the proportion of in-house and contractor personnel authorized for the RACF project?

  9. Activity Duration Estimates: Are reward and recognition systems defined to promote or reinforce desired behavior?

  10. Project Scope Statement: If there is an independent oversight contractor, have they signed off on the RACF project Plan?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 RACF project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose RACF 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 RACF 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 RACF investments work better.

This RACF 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.