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
- 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 991 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 991 standard requirements:
- Are the task list and required knowledge, skills, and abilities reviewed and updated periodically to reflect changes in procedures, facility systems/equipment, job scope, and advances in technology?
- Does the internal audit activity have the technical expertise to be subject matter resources on technology use to assess internal controls and perform analytical procedures to identify risk?
- Is your organization leveraging emerging technologies as data mining, blockchain, robotic process automation, risk sensing, and cognitive analytics to derive business benefit from data?
- How much of the increase in external market rates should be factored in the budget, considering your organizations ability to absorb the costs for the first year and future years?
- Where do you find the bandwidth to operate dynamic networks and evolve your network to new technologies while focusing on your core competencies as Customer Service and Marketing?
- What kind of organizational structure could be set up to accommodate the combination of senior people/junior people and high-level/low-level technical activities in a project?
- How do other organizations who have already spent significantly on web analytics technology and staffing resources begin to fully appreciate a positive return on investment?
- What distinctive ethical challenges might arise as a result of the lack of transparency in deep-learning or any other opaque, black-box techniques driving your analytics?
- How do different organizational functions (marketing, credit risk, finance, sales, analytics, information technology) interact and coordinate when it comes to pricing?
- What technological innovations open up new opportunities for your business to lower costs, speed up production, market more effectively, or improve customer service?
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 991 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:
- Requirements Management Plan: Do you have an agreed upon process for alerting the Technology Scouting project Manager if a request for change in requirements leads to a product scope change?
- Schedule Management Plan: Are procurement deliverables arriving on time and to specification?
- Cost Estimating Worksheet: Who is best positioned to know and assist in identifying corresponding factors?
- Initiating Process Group: Contingency planning. if a risk event occurs, what will you do?
- Lessons Learned: How well were Technology Scouting project issues communicated throughout your involvement in the Technology Scouting project?
- Risk Audit: What is the Board doing to assure measurement and improve outcomes and quality and reduce avoidable adverse events?
- Procurement Management Plan: Are the schedule estimates reasonable given the Technology Scouting project?
- Variance Analysis: Are management actions taken to reduce indirect costs when there are significant adverse variances?
- Quality Audit: Are all areas associated with the storage and reconditioning of devices clean, free of rubbish, adequately ventilated and in good repair?
- Scope Management Plan: Describe the manner in which Technology Scouting project deliverables will be formally presented and accepted. Will they be presented at the end of each phase?
Step-by-step and complete Technology Scouting Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.
1.0 Initiating Process Group:
- 1.1 Technology Scouting project Charter
- 1.2 Stakeholder Register
- 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix
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
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
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