SD-WAN Toolkit: best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the SD-WAN 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 887 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which SD-WAN improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 887 standard requirements:

  1. Does the doctrine of federal preemption effectively prevent a state from enforcing any statutory or regulatory provision affecting arrangements for Internet traffic exchange including peering?

  2. To carriers (secondarily to governments): Do you provide facilities and/or services considered essential to the continued, non-degraded, functioning of government private networks?

  3. What other issues, not covered by the foregoing questions, do you believe are relevant to the Peering Study undertaken by the Information Advisory Board (ITAB)?

  4. What would be the effect on Nevada end users if contiguous states enacted instate peering requirements identical to those enacted in Nevada?

  5. What percent of successful data compromises have been directed at data in transit as compared with those directed at data at rest?

  6. How do I work with my cloud-ops and application teams and own the network connectivity piece?

  7. If I do not have network staff in-house, what options do I have for SD-WAN managed services?

  8. Can I trend application usage to see which sites and regions need attention in 3-6 months?

  9. What kind of capabilities are available for multiattached sites vs single attached sites?

  10. What exactly are IT decision-makers looking for from their networking solutions?


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 SD-WAN book in PDF containing 887 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step SD-WAN Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 SD-WAN project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Procurement Management Plan: Is a Stakeholder Management plan in place that covers topics?

  2. Earned Value Status: If earned value management (EVM) is so good in determining the true status of a SD-WAN project and SD-WAN project its completion, why is it that hardly any one uses it in information systems related SD-WAN projects?

  3. Lessons Learned: How effectively and timely was the organizational change impact identified and planned for?

  4. Probability and Impact Matrix: What are the current or emerging trends of culture?

  5. Procurement Audit: Was the expert likely to gain privileged knowledge from his activity which could be advantageous for him in a subsequent competition?

  6. Risk Management Plan: Costs associated with late delivery or a defective product?

  7. Risk Register: Having taken action, how did the responses effect change, and where is the SD-WAN project now?

  8. Risk Register: Assume the risk event or situation happens, what would the impact be?

  9. Planning Process Group: Mitigate. What will you do to minimize the impact should a risk event occur?

  10. Lessons Learned: How efficient and effective were SD-WAN project team meetings?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 SD-WAN project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose SD-WAN 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 SD-WAN 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 SD-WAN investments work better.

This SD-WAN 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.

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