Software Asset Management Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Software Asset Management 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 996 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Software Asset Management improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 996 standard requirements:

  1. What is the best maintenance policy or strategy that balances the on-going cost of the maintenance strategy, the risk, and the associated benefits?

  2. How should enterprises with easily copied digitized intellectual property decide when and how to enter software or other digital asset markets?

  3. What goals should be achieved during the first few months of using the EAM system, and which can wait until a year or more down the line?

  4. Did everyone eventually pull in the same direction or were the asset management advocates always having to push the initiative forward?

  5. Do the suites include or tightly link to PC discovery, inventory, asset management, remote control, and software installation tools?

  6. What rules can be developed for managing information technology and identifying software applications to maximize knowledge assets?

  7. Is the asset management software hosted on-premise by the authority, off premise by the supplier or delivered via the public cloud?

  8. Are installations of the Asset Management system typically hosted by the purchasing organization or hosted by the software vendor?

  9. Are payment application programs logically secure and is update access restricted to authorized change management software?

  10. Which default role has access to the Software Asset application, and has limited access to its administrative features?


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 Software Asset Management book in PDF containing 996 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Planning Process Group: To what extent and in what ways are the Software Asset Management project contributing to progress towards organizational reform?

  2. Issue Log: Are there too many who have an interest in some aspect of your work?

  3. Formal Acceptance: Was the Software Asset Management project work done on time, within budget, and according to specification?

  4. Quality Management Plan: How does your organization manage training and evaluate its effectiveness?

  5. Process Improvement Plan: If a process improvement framework is being used, which elements will help the problems and goals listed?

  6. Change Request: What is the relationship between requirements attributes and attributes like complexity and size?

  7. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are the Software Asset Management project team members located locally to the users/stakeholders?

  8. Risk Audit: Does your organization have a process for meeting its ongoing taxation obligations?

  9. Requirements Management Plan: Who will initially review the Software Asset Management project work or products to ensure it meets the applicable acceptance criteria?

  10. Project Charter: Market Ð identify products market, including whether it is outside of the objective: what is the purpose of the program or Software Asset Management project?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Software Asset Management project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Software Asset Management 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 Software Asset Management 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 Software Asset Management investments work better.

This Software Asset Management 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.