Software Defined Data Center Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Software Defined Data Center 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 991 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 Defined Data Center improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 991 standard requirements:

  1. Do you have the administrative resource to monitor that defined processes are being followed and that the quality of the tests being entered into the system is high?

  2. What does the existing networking team continue to support versus the team responsible for the virtualized software defined data center infrastructure?

  3. Is there a better way to architect and deploy datacenter infrastructure to reap even greater benefits from new technologies and new delivery models?

  4. What are the next steps to turn SDN from research and development stage into something more practical that will benefit carrier services directly?

  5. Do the workloads you run in virtual, cloud and software-defined environments receive the same protections as workloads run in your data center?

  6. How willing are you to make significant architectural changes to your production networks in order to achieve the promised benefits of SDN?

  7. Which technology helps eliminate a lot of the manual work involved in keeping your storage information up to date within your cloud?

  8. Does your organization currently have or are is considering a software defined data center or network virtualization platform?

  9. Can the implementation prevent virtual instances from interfering with one another when using shared hardware resources?

  10. What do users want from software-defined storage, and do you really expect it to come from a storage hardware vendor?


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 Defined Data Center book in PDF containing 991 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Lessons Learned: What solutions or recommendations can you offer that would have improved some aspect of the Software Defined Data Center project?

  2. Communications Management Plan: How will the person responsible for executing the communication item be notified?

  3. Lessons Learned: If issue escalation was required, how effectively were issues resolved?

  4. Change Management Plan: Why would a Software Defined Data Center project run more smoothly when change management is emphasized from the beginning?

  5. Quality Management Plan: How do senior leaders review organizational performance?

  6. Source Selection Criteria: Can you identify proposed teaming partners and/or subcontractors and consider the nature and extent of proposed involvement in satisfying the Software Defined Data Center project requirements?

  7. Lessons Learned: Who had fiscal authority to manage the funding for the Software Defined Data Center project, did that work?

  8. Probability and Impact Matrix: What are the uncertainties associated with the technology selected for the Software Defined Data Center project?

  9. Quality Metrics: Subjective quality component: customer satisfaction, how do you measure it?

  10. Quality Audit: Statements of intent remain exactly that until they are put into effect. The next step is to deploy the already stated intentions. In other words, do the plans happen in reality?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Software Defined Data Center project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Software Defined Data Center 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 Defined Data Center 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 Defined Data Center 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 Defined Data Center 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 Defined Data Center 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 Defined Data Center project with this in-depth Software Defined Data Center Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Software Defined Data Center 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 Defined Data Center 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 Defined Data Center investments work better.

This Software Defined Data Center 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.