Technology Scouting Toolkit

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Formulate Technology Scouting: view the studio through the perspective of a buyer, identifying innovative ways to display options that inspire the customer to buy.

More Uses of the Technology Scouting Toolkit:

  • Lead Technology Scouting and providing technology leadership and advice to internal and external customers.

  • Be accountable for leading technology and innovation using internal and external partnerships and Technology Scouting activities.

  • Confirm your organization ensures delivery of programs, products or services and technology to the customer that are compliant with all program requirements for technical, cost, schedule and quality performance.

  • Ensure you produce; Demand Management represents the overall technology Solution Portfolio for a given business area.

  • Analyze complex business and technical problems related to the implementation of new technology and/or the customization of existing technologies.

  • Standardize Technology Scouting: champion pragmatic, strategic technology alternatives which deliver short term results while contributing to long term Strategic Direction.

  • Perform It Security research to remain current on emerging technology trends and develop exploits for disclosed and undisclosed vulnerabilities.

  • Be accountable for teaming with client technology professionals, and third party strategic alliances.

  • Drive business Process Transformation and Continuous Improvement with key business partners and other client Technology solution teams.

  • Lead Technology Scouting: review and seek out cost reductions, efficiency improvements and better methods to support applicable technology environments.

  • Supervise Technology Scouting: review departmental Business Strategy and evaluate possible integration of new industry tools and technology to increase departmental efficiencies and effectiveness concerning environmental impacts.

  • Pilot Technology Scouting: initiative and innovation generates new ideas personally and encourage team to do the same; stays up to date on technology and approaches to work; provides creative solutions and input when faced with challenges.

  • Warrant that your venture supports ongoing administration of the Procurement and Business Services technology platforms at a departmental level while ensuring all applications and integrations are functioning properly and troubleshooting system related issues on a daily basis.

  • Standardize Technology Scouting: conduct Business Process Analysis using the people, process, and technology framework; suggest Process Improvements and reengineering with focus on Process Automation and simplification.

  • Ensure you accumulate; lead business and technology integration professionals advise upon, design, develop and/or deliver technology solutions that support best practice lead business changes.

  • Integrate new and upcoming instructional technology modalities and techniques into Content Development and delivery.

  • Create clear visibility into ongoing implementations with current status, dependencies, risks, and timing expectations.

  • Arrange that your organization plans, coordinate and implements effective Network Security strategy, and work with the Information Technology Department on concerns and proactive solutions to security issues.

  • Ensure you mobilize; lead your team as business and technology demands and opportunities change, drive Continuous Improvement and deliver a high quality service that supports the business and enables cost effective applications solutions.

  • Confirm your organization projects involve the extension of present or new technology in one or more areas, involving improvement and/or development of processes and testing techniques.

  • Be a catalyst for Business Transformation and modernization through Disruptive Technology innovations.

  • Establish that your project communicates and validates program Infrastructure Architecture with infrastructure and application teams, Project Management team and technology services management team.

  • Orchestrate Technology Scouting: security technology integration engineering Systems Engineering.

  • Be accountable for supporting the legal departments efforts to identify and implement methods or technology to improve department efficiency, performance and productivity.

  • Direct Technology Scouting: conduct highly sensitive, complex, and confidential insider threat investigations into incidents of data loss and Intellectual Property theft, technology misuse, and conflict of interest.

  • Be certain that your organization engages business and technology managers to identify key control indicators and maintain effective and efficient continuous control monitoring processes.

  • Manage the customer, helps align the various components of the information technology IT Architecture.

  • Work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, develop, implement and support cost effective technology solutions for all aspects of your organization.

  • Provide guidance in the development of and use of Data Collection software and other technology tools to create reports that facilitate Continuous Improvement in the program offerings and Service Delivery.

  • Be accountable for developing IT policies and plans and to assess impact of changed policy and emerging technology on your organizations current it plans and programs.

  • Deploy the appropriate People / Safety / Quality / Cost / Delivery / Productivity metrics and management routines at all levels of your organization.

 

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Technology Scouting 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 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Technology Scouting improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. How do you identify the kinds of information that you will need?

  2. Are the Technology Scouting benefits worth its costs?

  3. What trophy do you want on your mantle?

  4. How do you negotiate Technology Scouting successfully with a stubborn boss, an irate client, or a deceitful coworker?

  5. Are indirect costs charged to the Technology Scouting program?

  6. What measurements are possible, practicable and meaningful?

  7. What resources are required for the improvement efforts?

  8. What Technology Scouting services do you require?

  9. What is the root cause(s) of the problem?

  10. Where do you need to exercise leadership?


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 Technology Scouting book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Technology Scouting project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Technology Scouting project team have enough people to execute the Technology Scouting project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Technology Scouting project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Technology Scouting 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 Technology Scouting 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 Technology Scouting investments work better.

This Technology Scouting 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.