Smart Grid Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Smart Grid 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 Smart Grid improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Do you have any other evidence to back up your assertion that the approach used to translate reliability improvements into economic benefits results in overstated economic benefits?

  2. What about the myth that meters actually make the electric grid less secure by providing an avenue for hackers to break into systems through the smart meter and wreak havoc?

  3. What literature, studies or reports exist that include references to analytic tools for energy storage sizing, location, and optimization in the smart grid environment?

  4. How does the NIST process assure that a standard has undergone sufficient review of interoperability and cybersecurity and is ready for consideration by regulators?

  5. What additional standards need to be developed or extended in order for systems and tools to process and aggregate data from across the grid to make it actionable?

  6. Should the status of smart grid deployment project as balanced a view as possible across the diverse stakeholder perspectives related to the electric system?

  7. What have you learned about modeling, simulation and other tools, and what are the potential applications in smart grid research, development and deployment?

  8. What is the role that new smart grid operational arrangements, services and technologies could play to improve investment efficiency in transmission asset?

  9. Which standards selection approach might best avoid the negative consequences of lock in and create flexibility for new and future smart grid applications?

  10. Does a single failure, outage, or hack lead to potential loss of control on an entire utility grid, communications network, or other essential system?


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 Smart Grid book in PDF containing 999 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: What were things that you did very well and want to do the same again on the next Smart Grid project?

  2. Human Resource Management Plan: Are the results of quality assurance reviews provided to affected groups & individuals?

  3. Procurement Audit: Were standards, certifications and evidence required admissible?

  4. Stakeholder Management Plan: Have all involved Smart Grid project stakeholders and work groups committed to the Smart Grid project?

  5. Change Request: What kind of information about the change request needs to be captured?

  6. Procurement Audit: Are buyers rotated so that they do not deal with the same vendors year in and year out?

  7. Procurement Management Plan: Is documentation created for communication with the suppliers and Vendors?

  8. Procurement Audit: Is electronic procurement applied to reduce transaction costs?

  9. Communications Management Plan: Are there potential barriers between the team and the stakeholder?

  10. Cost Baseline: Has the Smart Grid project documentation been archived or otherwise disposed as described in the Smart Grid project communication plan?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Smart Grid project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Smart Grid 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 Smart Grid 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 Smart Grid investments work better.

This Smart Grid 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.