Reference Architectures Toolkit

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Implement necessary monitoring policies, Reference Architectures and procedures in compliance with statutory and Regulatory Requirements covering internal and external parties, regulated and non regulated physical, operational and business systems throughout the enterprise.

More Uses of the Reference Architectures Toolkit:

  • Redesign design and develop logical and physical Security Architectures, reference models, and Reference Architectures.

  • Ensure Reference Architectures, technology stacks, standards and processes meet security and Regulatory Requirements.

  • Develop and maintain Business Process flows, value stream maps, and Reference Architectures for single product areas.

  • Be accountable for developing, establishing and continuously improving best practices, Reference Architectures and proactive management practices.

  • Validate it and supplier infrastructure and other Reference Architectures for security best practices and recommend changes to enhance security and Reduce Risk, where applicable.

  • Validate IT infrastructure and other Reference Architectures for security best practices and recommend changes to enhance security and Reduce Risk where applicable.

  • Secure that your enterprise stays current on the latest industry and Emerging Technologies, Reference Architectures, patterns, trends and strategies.

  • Be accountable for enabling and empowering capability delivery teams through reusable architecture patterns, architecture building blocks, Reference Architectures, implementation best practices, and architecture decision frameworks.

  • Drive the adoption of authentication and authorization Reference Architectures for existing, new, and emerging IAM technologies.

  • Organize: leverage technology advances through tactical and strategic technology solutions, Reference Architectures, frameworks, and components.

  • Drive the adoption of Directory Services, Authentication and Authorization Reference Architectures for existing, new and emerging IAM technologies.

  • Consult on Security Policies, standards and guidelines, working to make security requirements clear and accessible and develop Reference Architectures and reference implementation patterns.

  • Ensure your corporation analyzes available assets (frameworks, Reference Architectures, etc) to bridge the gap between the as is architecture and the to be architecture.

  • Develop enterprise wide Reference Architectures that facilitate Business Process Automation, and process documentation.

  • Develop and document Reference Architectures and cost models for solutions which leverage existing and emerging technology components and services.

  • Ensure you control; lead the development of key standards, guidance, and Reference Architectures as a leader of at least one Architecture Domain Team, along with an extended Architecture Community of Practice.

  • Develop high quality technical content as tools, Reference Architectures and white papers to help your consultants, partners and customers build on the work you deliver.

  • Adopt existing Reference Architectures and implementations; contribute to the design of new Reference Architectures.

  • Formulate: documentation of architectural standards, Reference Architectures, and Data Flows, processes and Operating models.

  • Develop Enterprise Architecture principles to align IT Security Architecture with business strategies to achieve short and long term goals; builds Reference Architectures and drive architectural security alignment across the enterprise.

  • Validate IT infrastructure and other Reference Architectures for security best practices and recommend changes to enhance security and Reduce Risks, where applicable.

  • Confirm your venture follows industry Reference Architectures and best practices in designing, implementing, and supporting infrastructure operations systems/technologies.

  • Devise: partner with Enterprise Architecture working groups to develop and approve Reference Architectures and strategies.

  • Support ongoing Data Strategy work, deliver data models and document data Reference Architectures that enhance project delivery ranging from transactional systems to reporting and analytic solutions.

  • Develop high quality technical content as automation tools, Reference Architectures, and white papers to help your consultants, partners, and customers build on the work you deliver.

  • Support domain and Solution Architects translate IT Strategy and Reference Architectures into domain specific architecture visions and reference models.

  • Develop key standards, guidance, and Reference Architectures as a leader of at least one Architecture Domain Team, along with an extended Architecture Community of Practice.

  • Standardize: Reference Architectures, and quick start pipelines to enable cloud services for easy adoption across the enterprise.

  • Be certain that your organization contributes to enterprise level architecture frameworks, Proof of Concept, Data Architecture standards and Reference Architectures.

  • Direct: review and finalize Reference Architectures for cloud and on prem environments, designing business solutions, developing deployment, migration, operation and monitoring guides.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Reference Architectures 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 Reference Architectures improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. What are the strategic priorities for this year?

  2. How can you manage cost down?

  3. Are Reference Architectures vulnerabilities categorized and prioritized?

  4. What is the overall Business Strategy?

  5. What can be used to verify compliance?

  6. In a project to restructure Reference Architectures outcomes, which stakeholders would you involve?

  7. Who will gather what data?

  8. Are the planned controls working?

  9. Would you rather sell to knowledgeable and informed customers or to uninformed customers?

  10. What scope to assess?

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 Reference Architectures book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Reference Architectures project team have enough people to execute the Reference Architectures 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 Reference Architectures 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 Reference Architectures Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Reference Architectures 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 Reference Architectures 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 Reference Architectures project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Reference Architectures 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 Reference Architectures 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 Reference Architectures investments work better.

This Reference Architectures 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.