Software-Defined Networking Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Software-Defined Networking 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 997 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 Networking improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 997 standard requirements:

  1. Is the staffing plan adequate and does it demonstrates an understanding of the labor needed to accomplish your organizations objectives and related activities?

  2. What do you consider to be the key challenges and tradeoffs for the implementation of Managed Security Services in an environment similar to your organization?

  3. How can regulation, policy and resistance address the rapid and multi-scaled diffusion of automated software-sorting techniques across contemporary societies?

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

  5. How can service providers address the evolutionary requirements for optimal, end-to-end operations supporting cloud, NFV-based and SDN-based services?

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

  7. Can statistical benchmarking be performed on the stored telemetry data by real-time monitoring to identify the trend and take appropriate action?

  8. Can security tools verify beyond doubt that logical separation or isolation guarantees no interactions between the different virtual networks?

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

  10. Have you seen any changes in the behavior or performance of your organizations network due to the growing use of Big Data technologies?


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 Networking book in PDF containing 997 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Were Software-Defined Networking project team members involved in detailed estimating and scheduling?

  2. Human Resource Management Plan: Has a provision been made to reassess Software-Defined Networking project risks at various Software-Defined Networking project stages?

  3. Executing Process Group: What are the Software-Defined Networking project management deliverables of each process group?

  4. Team Member Performance Assessment: To what degree do team members frequently explore the teams purpose and its implications?

  5. Activity Cost Estimates: Specific - is the objective clear in terms of what, how, when, and where the situation will be changed?

  6. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Are there different rules or organizational models for men and women?

  7. Quality Management Plan: What are your organizations current levels and trends for the already stated measures related to customer satisfaction/ dissatisfaction and product/service performance?

  8. Activity Cost Estimates: Were the tasks or work products prepared by the consultant useful?

  9. Assumption and Constraint Log: What would you gain if you spent time working to improve this process?

  10. Procurement Audit: Is the appropriate procurement approach being chosen (considering for example the possibility of contracting out work or procuring low value items through a specific low cost procuring system)?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Software-Defined Networking project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Software-Defined Networking 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 Networking 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 Networking investments work better.

This Software-Defined Networking 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.