Strategic Alignment Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Strategic Alignment 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 Strategic Alignment improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 997 standard requirements:

  1. How do you select, collect, align, and integrate  data and information for tracking daily operations and overall organizational performance, including progress relative to strategic objectives and action plans?

  2. Why do other organizations fail to develop and implement strategies successfully, thus fail to reach strategic alignment, and what do other organizations have to improve to reach strategic alignment?

  3. Where do you see your organizations ineffective alignment and execution of business strategy and IT strategy and what factors contributed to its failure? How do you mitigate corresponding factors?

  4. Who leads mapping the current and future plan or roadmap for your organizations IT strategy, including the extent to which current and future strategic themes align with applicable acquisitions?

  5. Did the independent review function address requirements analysis, vendor selection and due diligence, risk assessments, and alignment of E-Commerce strategies to the overall business strategy?

  6. How can your organization leaders and staff ensure the same basic messages (tailored by stakeholder audience) about the goal and strategy are aligned across internal and external stakeholders?

  7. Do you assess whether appropriate controls exist to address telecommunication operations risk. Is there proper alignment of telecommunication architecture and process with the strategic plan?

  8. The pressure is on to improve alignment between IT and the business and deliver more strategic value to your organization. and how can you get there fast, without breaking your organization?

  9. What characterizes digital business strategies whose clockspeed of decisions and actions are aligned with the clockspeed of market conditions from those firms that have mismatched speeds?

  10. How can you develop a more data-informed, forward-looking and strategically aligned approach to workforce planning, capable of dealing with the demands of a fast-shifting marketplace?


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

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Project Management Plan: How do you organize the costs in the Strategic Alignment project management plan?

  2. Lessons Learned: What was the geopolitical history during the origin of your organization and at the time of task input?

  3. Scope Management Plan: Has the Strategic Alignment project approach and development strategy of the Strategic Alignment project been defined, documented and accepted by the appropriate stakeholders?

  4. Activity List: Are the required resources available or need to be acquired?

  5. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: Have operating capacities been created and/or reinforced in partners?

  6. WBS Dictionary: Are estimates of costs at completion utilized in determining contract funding requirements and reporting them?

  7. Initiating Process Group: Which of six sigmas dmaic phases focuses on the measurement of internal process that affect factors that are critical to quality?

  8. Change Request: For which areas does this operating procedure apply?

  9. WBS Dictionary: Are records maintained to show how management reserves are used?

  10. Probability and Impact Matrix: How will economic events and trends likely affect the Strategic Alignment project?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Strategic Alignment project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Strategic Alignment 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 Strategic Alignment 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 Strategic Alignment investments work better.

This Strategic Alignment 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.