Vendor Lock In Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Vendor Lock In 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 Vendor Lock In improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 997 standard requirements:

  1. Are there other offices or departments within your organization that need to be involved in the decision or throughout the various phases of the IT project?

  2. What are the issues of trust in using the cloud for records/archives storage and what factors contribute to trust in the decision making process?

  3. How do you take advantage of the wealth of information available in real time from a multitude of sources to make more intelligent choices?

  4. Does your nfv solution include differentiated non–open source software that can give you a competitive advantage without vendor lock in?

  5. Is it possible to stimulate competition and counteract locking in effects of vendor dependency by using free and open source software?

  6. How does the cloud deliver on its much talked about ability to solve the complexities of government IT and provide business value?

  7. How do you fight the practices by manufacturers and vendors to prevent lock in, and allow independent suppliers to play a role?

  8. What linkages to organizations and functions outside of the traditional telecommunications domain will need to be established?

  9. How do you work smarter supported by flexible and dynamic processes modeled for the new way people buy, live & work?

  10. Are there any other organizations that have similar collaboration models and have achieved greater success?


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 Vendor Lock In book in PDF containing 997 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step Vendor Lock In Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Vendor Lock In project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Quality Management Plan: Does a documented Vendor Lock In project organizational policy & plan (i.e. governance model) exist?

  2. Assumption and Constraint Log: Diagrams and tables are included to account for complex concepts and increase overall readability?

  3. Stakeholder Management Plan: What proven methodologies and standards will be used to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for purpose?

  4. Activity Duration Estimates: Account for the make-or-buy process and how to perform the financial calculations involved in the process. What are the main types of contracts if you do decide to outsource?

  5. Team Member Performance Assessment: Verify business objectives. Are they appropriate, and well-articulated?

  6. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Are they likely to influence the success or failure of your Vendor Lock In project?

  7. Planning Process Group: Product breakdown structure (pbs): what is the Vendor Lock In project result or product, and how should it look like, what are its parts?

  8. Executing Process Group: How is Vendor Lock In project performance information created and distributed?

  9. Risk Management Plan: Can the risk be avoided by choosing a different alternative?

  10. Cost Management Plan: Cost tracking and performance analysis – How will cost tracking and performance analysis be accomplished?

 
Step-by-step and complete Vendor Lock In Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Vendor Lock In project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Vendor Lock In 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 Vendor Lock In 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 Vendor Lock In investments work better.

This Vendor Lock In 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.