Process Area Toolkit

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


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Process Area 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 Process Area improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Has the software planning process resulted in a software development plan that has the planned budget, effort, and schedule consistent with each other and the software requirements?

  2. Has requirements traceability been maintained from a requirement to its derived requirements and its allocation to functions, objects, people, processes, and work products?

  3. Do you monitor and control the projects activities and work products using the projects defined process, project plan, and other plan that affects the project?

  4. Does your organization use the Capability Maturity Model or any other model/ tool/ framework/program, for Process & Quality Improvement in Information Systems?

  5. What kind of specialized training, if any, does your organization require for its employees who have responsibilities for process performance modeling?

  6. What was it after so many years that helped bring weaknesses to your attention and helped you take the specific actions required for real improvement?

  7. Does your organization have experience with developing and following a process, and can it support the development of common, standard processes?

  8. Can appraisals, following the current methodology, provide insight into the quality of the final product or deliverable during development?

  9. Can appraisals, following the current methodology, provide insight of the Quality of the final product or Deliverable during development?

  10. How often are qualified, well-prepared people available to work on process performance modeling in your organization when you need them?


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 Process Area book in PDF containing 999 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Project or Phase Close-Out: What information did each stakeholder need to contribute to the Process Area projects success?

  2. Activity Duration Estimates: Are Process Area project management tools and techniques consistently applied throughout all Process Area projects?

  3. Project Portfolio management: How do you centrally track the benefits of Process Area projects?

  4. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Wbs elements contractually specified for reporting of status (lowest level only)?

  5. Variance Analysis: Are control accounts opened and closed based on the start and completion of work contained therein?

  6. Probability and Impact Matrix: Are there alternative opinions/solutions/processes you should explore?

  7. Quality Management Plan: Can the requirements be traced to the appropriate components of the solution, as well as test scripts?

  8. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: If a role has only Signing-off, or only Communicating responsibility and has no Performing, Accountable, or Monitoring responsibility, is it necessary?

  9. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Are too many reports done in writing instead of verbally?

  10. Quality Management Plan: How is staff trained on the recording of field notes?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Process Area project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Process Area 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 Process Area 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 Process Area investments work better.

This Process Area 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.