Solution Architecture Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Solution Architecture 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 Solution Architecture improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 996 standard requirements:

  1. What is the architectural impact of the solution in terms of how it will fit with IT Architectural standards (data, applications and technology), and coexist and integrate with other applications?

  2. What are the architecture pattern and the software mechanisms that can be used to allow modules interactions and collaboration between heterogeneous components coming from various origins?

  3. Have the appropriate standards for external interfaces and, if applicable, for internal architecture been considered to ensure the solution for the Mission System is robust over the LOT?

  4. What are the largest challenges architects and designers face when leveraging innovations in technology into practice and what are the best solutions for incorporating new technologies?

  5. Can the provided solution be a combination of a data warehouse for historical and interactive reporting as well as a data repository for developers to access and create own reporting?

  6. What are the tradeoffs between the quality attributes promoted by the system and other quality attributes as ease of distribution and installation, resiliency and security?

  7. Is the architecture for differing solutions the same or different, and do standards exist for integrating between different IoT systems from different vendors?

  8. How will event-based computing and messaging middleware affect the features, the usage patterns and the internal architecture of application platform products?

  9. Is a centralized workflow needed to span the applications that comprise the system, or is distributed logic with queue-based transport the best choice?

  10. What techniques do you employ to ensure the quality of models, respecting true business needs and effective business information management solutions?


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 Solution Architecture book in PDF containing 996 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Procurement Audit: In case of time and material and labour hour contracts, does surveillance give an adequate and reasonable assurance that the contractor is using efficient methods and effective cost controls?

  2. Procurement Audit: Are obtained prices/qualities competitive to prices/qualities obtained by other procurement functions/units, comparing obtained or improved value for money?

  3. Team Member Performance Assessment: What is the target group for instruction (e.g., individual and collective or small team instruction)?

  4. Cost Baseline: What is the most important thing to do next to make your Solution Architecture project successful?

  5. Procurement Audit: Is a cost/benefit analysis, a cost/effectiveness or a financial analysis considering life-cycle costs performed and is the funding of the procurement guaranteed?

  6. Risk Management Plan: Is there anything you would now do differently on your Solution Architecture project based on this experience?

  7. Risk Audit: Has risk management been considered when planning an event?

  8. Schedule Management Plan: Is there general agreement & acceptance of the current status and progress of the Solution Architecture project?

  9. Schedule Management Plan: Is there a formal set of procedures supporting Stakeholder Management?

  10. Schedule Management Plan: List all schedule constraints here. Must the Solution Architecture project be complete by a specified date?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Solution Architecture project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Solution Architecture 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 Solution Architecture 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 Solution Architecture investments work better.

This Solution Architecture 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.