Software Release Train Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Software Release Train 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 993 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 Release Train improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 993 standard requirements:

  1. What are the rights of licensees who have licensed the software under a commercial license when the licensor later releases that software as Open Source software?

  2. Who would be responsible for any customization of the software systems and continued maintenance to ensure compatibility with future core application releases?

  3. Is there a software-related contractual requirements baseline and is that baseline placed under change control prior to the release of the solicitation?

  4. How would your Change Management process area support multiple and distinct groups of approvers possibly following multiple change processing paths?

  5. What problems is the case organization facing in managing software product development, especially concerning the software development process?

  6. Are organization changes to software identified and grouped into identifiable software releases and sub-releases under version control?

  7. How do the practices, tools and decisions of development teams have an effect on the quality and predictability of software releases?

  8. How does your organization differentiate among software, hardware and mechanical components in terms of obsolescence management?

  9. Will the contractor incorporate future releases of the reused as-is/modified product into the systems software baseline?

  10. Are updates delivered seamlessly, at no cost and with no disruption, and are all customers always on the latest release?


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 Release Train book in PDF containing 993 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Risk Register: What action, if any, has been taken to respond to the risk?

  2. Procurement Audit: Are there established procedures for dealing with and documenting non-performance and return of goods?

  3. Lessons Learned: Overall, how effective were the efforts to prepare you and your organization for the impact of the product/service of the Software Release Train project?

  4. Probability and Impact Matrix: How do risks change during the Software Release Train projects life cycle?

  5. Procurement Audit: Has the expected benefits from realisation of the procurement Software Release Train project been calculated?

  6. Change Request: How can you ensure that changes have been made properly?

  7. Cost Management Plan: Schedule variances Ð how will schedule variances be identified and corrected?

  8. Closing Process Group: Mitigate. what will you do to minimize the impact should a risk event occur?

  9. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are post milestone Software Release Train project reviews (PMPR) conducted with your organization at least once a year?

  10. Cost Management Plan: Are changes in deliverable commitments agreed to by all affected groups & individuals?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Software Release Train project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Software Release Train 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 Release Train 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 Release Train 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 Release Train 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 Release Train 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 Release Train project with this in-depth Software Release Train Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Software Release Train 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 Release Train 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 Release Train investments work better.

This Software Release Train 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.