Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Release Planning Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Release Planning 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 Release Planning specific requirements:
STEP 1: Get your bearings
- The latest quick edition of the Release Planning Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.
- 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 998 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Release Planning improvements can be made.
Examples; 10 of the 998 standard requirements:
- Are the required regulations on adhesive bonding available in latest valid version in the local language and are all task owners in your organization aware of content?
- Is there a methodology for keeping up-to-date with vendor releases and announcements, particularly for security patches on critical infrastructure components?
- What countermeasures do you take on short notice to move technical disciplines or work packages out of or away from the critical path in the schedule?
- How does your organization ensure the availability of the monitoring and measuring equipment determined based on the customers product requirements?
- What is the average lead time for supply agreements for materials, which materials do you have agreements for and what guarantees are stipulated?
- How do you ensure that storage areas at the production facility are labelled appropriately and handled consistent with quality requirements?
- Has the researcher provided assurances that no data will be published or released in any form if a particular individual is identifiable?
- How are unresolved issues and conditions arising from requirements validation and verification followed up, worked through and checked?
- Are organization changes to software identified and grouped into identifiable software releases and sub-releases under version control?
- Does your organization compare the cost of preventive quality assurance measures with the cost of complaints, defects and warranties?
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 Release Planning book in PDF containing 998 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...
Your Release Planning 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 Release Planning Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Release Planning areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:
- Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Release Planning 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 Release Planning projects with the 62 implementation resources:
- 62 step-by-step Release Planning Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Release Planning project requirements and success criteria:
Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:
- Team Member Performance Assessment: What variables that affect team members achievement are within your control?
- Risk Audit: Extending the consideration on the halo effect, to what extent are auditors able to build skepticism in evidence review?
- Probability and Impact Matrix: Sensitivity analysis -which risks will have the most impact on the Release Planning project?
- Team Member Status Report: Are the attitudes of staff regarding Release Planning project work improving?
- Probability and Impact Assessment: Can this technology be absorbed with current level of expertise available in your organization?
- Team Performance Assessment: To what degree does the team possess adequate membership to achieve its ends?
- WBS Dictionary: Are overhead costs budgets established on a basis consistent with anticipated direct business base?
- Planning Process Group: What is involved in Release Planning project scope management, and why is good Release Planning project scope management so important on information technology Release Planning projects?
- Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: Is there sufficient time allotted between the general system design and the detailed system design phases?
- Network Diagram: What activities must occur simultaneously with this activity?
Step-by-step and complete Release Planning Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.
1.0 Initiating Process Group:
- 1.1 Release Planning project Charter
- 1.2 Stakeholder Register
- 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix
2.0 Planning Process Group:
- 2.1 Release Planning project Management Plan
- 2.2 Scope Management Plan
- 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
- 2.4 Requirements Documentation
- 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
- 2.6 Release Planning 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 Release Planning 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 Release Planning 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 Release Planning project or Phase Close-Out
- 5.4 Lessons Learned
With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Release Planning project with this in-depth Release Planning Toolkit.
In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:
- Diagnose Release Planning 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 Release Planning and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines
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 Release Planning investments work better.
This Release Planning All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.