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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Data Center Management 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 Data Center Management improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 991 standard requirements:

  1. Have you defined Charging, Privacy, Authentication, Integrity, Interoperability and Management of data at different levels and between various vendors within the edge computing architecture?

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

  3. Does the solution enable integration with IT management systems as service desk, workload automation, change management, incident management, and native workflow solutions?

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

  5. What are the right programming paradigms for specifying the management of the infrastructure and movement of data to realize the promised benefits of edge computing?

  6. Are all forms of sensitive information (programs, data, output, reports in both human-readable and machine-readable versions) treated with the same level of control?

  7. Does the joint operation planning and execution system database accurately reflect all force and sustainment requirements needed to accomplish the assigned mission?

  8. 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)?

  9. Which social media data sources is your organization currently accessing or planning to access for customer analytics, brand, or marketing management purposes?

  10. Do you imagine a data center environment where connectivity, services, environmental monitoring and work order management are consolidated in one system?


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 Management book in PDF containing 991 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Probability and Impact Assessment: Does the Data Center Management project team have experience with the technology to be implemented?

  2. Procurement Audit: Has alternatives been considered for the specified procurement Data Center Management project?

  3. Scope Management Plan: Are the existing and future without-plan conditions reasonable and appropriate?

  4. Activity Duration Estimates: How can organizations use a weighted decision matrix to evaluate proposals as part of source selection?

  5. Scope Management Plan: Is your organization structure for both tracking & controlling the budget well defined and assigned to a specific individual?

  6. Team Directory: Do purchase specifications and configurations match requirements?

  7. Stakeholder Management Plan: Will all outputs delivered by the Data Center Management project follow the same process?

  8. Human Resource Management Plan: Is it possible to track all classes of Data Center Management project work (e.g. scheduled, un-scheduled, defect repair, etc.)?

  9. Risk Audit: Will an appropriate standard of care be applied to all involved?

  10. Cost Management Plan: Forecasts ̐ how will the cost to complete the Data Center Management project be forecast?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

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


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Data Center Management 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 Management 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 Management 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 Management 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 Management 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 Management project with this in-depth Data Center Management Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Data Center Management 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 Management 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 Management investments work better.

This Data Center Management 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.