Red Hat Ansible Toolkit

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Planning on automating your oganizations IT. The Red Hat Ansible Toolkit addresses common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for configuration management.

Using the toolkit effectively will save you and your staff many hours of R&D time in writing the questions and templates to obtain the results needed to analyse the data collected.



The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Red Hat Ansible specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest edition of the Red Hat Ansible Self Assessment Toolkit containing 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 Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Red Hat Ansible improvements can be made.

10 example questions of the standard requirements:

  1. Continuous integration, continuous deployment, continuous release, and continuous delivery are key DevOps enablers. automated testing involves automated, ci-driven execution of whatever set of tests the team has accumulated. however, if one of these tests fails, what does that really mean: does it indicate a critical business risk, or just a violation of some naming standard that nobody is really committed to following anyway?

  2. It is important to try to design with a functional solution in mind and plan on the vendor supplying the technical detail using the latest available technology within a specified budget. Why?

  3. If you're not able to roll back your changes, how much money is your organization going to loose? How much time are you going to loose looking for the defect and look for what happened?

  4. Do you have visibility into what work has been completed, what work is outstanding, what the work priorities are and what can be available to complete outstanding work items quickly?

  5. What is the correlation between size of an area of direct change impact and the continuity of continuous integration in your organization and how does it affect developer behavior?

  6. Whether initiated by business operations or IT executives, in all cases Robotic Process Automation plays straight into ITs better, faster for less dilemma. And with what results?

  7. You have documented your processes and you are ready to implement the already stated processes, and how do you link them with the actual management tooling already implemented?

  8. See where you are. Know where you are going. There is no point automating an inefficient process. So look hard at what is burying your service desk. Is it incident volume?

  9. While frequent builds are useful, running a build for each checked-in code change is the cornerstone of continuous integration, what happens if a change breaks the build?

  10. Is there increasing recognition that agility is an imperative for success of your organization as it faces intense rivalry, globalization, and time-to-market pressures?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting.

Your Red Hat Ansible self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Dashboard; with the Red Hat Ansible Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Red Hat Ansible 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 Red Hat Ansible 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 Red Hat Ansible projects with the implementation resources:

  • Step-by-step Red Hat Ansible Project Management Form Templates covering the Red Hat Ansible project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Activity Duration Estimates: Is earned value analysis completed to assess Red Hat Ansible project performance?

  2. Lessons Learned: How accurately and timely was the Risk Management Log updated or reviewed?

  3. Quality Management Plan: What is your organizations strategic planning process?

  4. Project Schedule: Are procedures defined by which the Red Hat Ansible project schedule may be changed?

  5. Project Schedule: Is there a Schedule Management Plan that establishes the criteria and activities for developing, monitoring and controlling the Red Hat Ansible project schedule?

  6. Initiating Process Group: Who supports, improves, and oversees standardized processes related to the Red Hat Ansible projects program?

  7. Risk Register: What is the reason for current performance gaps and do the risks and opportunities identified previously account for this?

  8. Procurement Management Plan: Are trade-offs between accepting the risk and mitigating the risk identified?

  9. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that its processes for managing severance are appropriately effective, constructive and fair?

  10. WBS Dictionary: Are budgets or values assigned to work packages and planning packages in terms of dollars, hours, or other measurable units?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Red Hat Ansible project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Red Hat Ansible project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Red Hat Ansible 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 Red Hat Ansible 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 Red Hat Ansible 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 Red Hat Ansible project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Red Hat Ansible 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 Red Hat Ansible 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 Red Hat Ansible investments work better.

This Red Hat Ansible All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.