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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Data Center Design 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 995 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Data Center Design improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 995 standard requirements:

  1. Is there sufficient transparency into how the cloud provider operates its services ̐ including service management practices, hiring policies, supply chain, data center facilities?

  2. How comfortable do you feel that you can look that far out and predict the future for data centers, cloud computing and your organization of infrastructure services in general?

  3. Are all visiting personnel (vendors, consultants, Contractors, service personnel, visitors, etc,) identified by some visible means as a badge when visiting the data center?

  4. How well are other organizations enhancing data center strategies to support local and remote high availability and data center recovery for the critical systems and data?

  5. Do you have a failover solution that can protect your organization from a disaster as a hurricane, tornado, or other event that results in the loss of a data center?

  6. What are the risks to your organization if a vendors data center is flooded or if the owner of the source code for one of its key applications goes out of business?

  7. Do you want to backup remote or branch offices to the cloud and run your data center or central office with traditional backup software or an integrated appliance?

  8. Does the design or operations need to support replication, disaster recovery or workload migration or mobility between the geographically disperse data centers?

  9. Have steps been taken to protect your organizations automated resources as it relates to physical IT security (data center access, server access, need to know)?

  10. Does your organization utilise a centralised dashboard where all employees can upload and access customer feedback to allow them to make data-driven decisions?


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 Data Center Design book in PDF containing 995 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • 62 step-by-step Data Center Design Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Data Center Design project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Scope Management Plan: Are target dates established for each milestone deliverable?

  2. WBS Dictionary: Are all affected work authorizations, budgeting, and scheduling documents amended to properly reflect the effects of authorized changes?

  3. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Are estimates of costs at completion generated in a rational, consistent manner?

  4. Planning Process Group: Is the identification of the problems, inequalities and gaps, with respective causes, clear in the Data Center Design project?

  5. Probability and Impact Assessment: Does the customer have a solid idea of what is required?

  6. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are vendor contract reports, reviews and visits conducted periodically?

  7. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are updated Data Center Design project time & resource estimates reasonable based on the current Data Center Design project stage?

  8. Project or Phase Close-Out: What process was planned for managing issues/risks?

  9. Stakeholder Management Plan: Do Data Center Design project teams & team members report on status / activities / progress?

  10. Roles and Responsibilities: Once the responsibilities are defined for the Data Center Design project, have the deliverables, roles and responsibilities been clearly communicated to every participant?

 
Step-by-step and complete Data Center Design Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Data Center Design project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Data Center Design 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 Data Center Design 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 Data Center Design investments work better.

This Data Center Design 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.