Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Configuration Auditing Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Configuration Auditing 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 Configuration Auditing specific requirements:
STEP 1: Get your bearings
- The latest quick edition of the Configuration Auditing 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 898 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Configuration Auditing improvements can be made.
Examples; 10 of the 898 standard requirements:
- Do you regularly determine how the information flows and maps to the business process for the mainframe, network, and telecommunications environments. Has any of this changed from the last examination?
- Do you evaluate the organizations analyses of trends in the risks to the organization. How effective is the organizations process for identifying and assessing the effects of trends in the risks?
- Do you evaluate the outsourcing requirements definition process. Does the organization develop requirements to allow for subsequent use in request for proposals RFPs, contracts, and monitoring?
- Is there a specific test environment set up, separate from the production environment to allow for testing installed patches and updates without destroying or damaging critical data?
- Are policies, procedures, and practices in place to allow the organization to restore its previous configuration in the event a software modification adversely affects one or more systems?
- Do the policies contain step-by-step procedures which describe the process/guidelines used by employees who are responsible for implementing the service or operating systems?
- Regardless of the rigor of a strong risk assessment process, audit leadership is often left with lingering questions: how do you deal with ; what did I miss?
- Do we use audit features that can assist in the detection of fraud, money laundering, compromised passwords, or other unauthorized activities?
- Are there policies, procedures, and practices in place that address unit, system, integration, and acceptance testing for all new or modified systems?
- Assess the adequacy of internal audit policies and standards as others relate to IT audits. Are the policies and standards appropriately risk-based?
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 Configuration Auditing book in PDF containing 898 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…
Your Configuration Auditing 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 Configuration Auditing Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Configuration Auditing 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 Configuration Auditing 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 Configuration Auditing projects with the 62 implementation resources:
- 62 step-by-step Configuration Auditing Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Configuration Auditing project requirements and success criteria:
Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:
- Cost Baseline: Has the actual cost of the Configuration Auditing project (or Configuration Auditing project phase) been tallied and compared to the approved budget?
- Assumption and Constraint Log: Has the approach and development strategy of the Configuration Auditing project been defined, documented and accepted by the appropriate stakeholders?
- Scope Management Plan: How are you planning to maintain the scope baseline and how will you manage scope changes?
- Probability and Impact Matrix: Sensitivity Analysis -Which risks will have the most impact on the Configuration Auditing project?
- Initiating Process Group: Based on your Configuration Auditing project communication management plan, what worked well?
- Cost Management Plan: Contracting method – What contracting method is to be used for the contracts?
- Team Operating Agreement: Conflict Resolution: How will disputes and other conflicts be mediated or resolved?
- Schedule Management Plan: Are the predecessor and successor relationships accurate?
- Activity Duration Estimates: Does a process exist to determine the potential loss or gain if risk events occur?
- Procurement Audit: Was the submission of variant tenders accepted and duly ruled?
Step-by-step and complete Configuration Auditing Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.
1.0 Initiating Process Group:
- 1.1 Configuration Auditing project Charter
- 1.2 Stakeholder Register
- 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix
2.0 Planning Process Group:
- 2.1 Configuration Auditing project Management Plan
- 2.2 Scope Management Plan
- 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
- 2.4 Requirements Documentation
- 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
- 2.6 Configuration Auditing 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 Configuration Auditing 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 Configuration Auditing 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 Configuration Auditing project or Phase Close-Out
- 5.4 Lessons Learned
With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Configuration Auditing project with this in-depth Configuration Auditing Toolkit.
In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:
- Diagnose Configuration Auditing 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 Configuration Auditing 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 Configuration Auditing investments work better.
This Configuration Auditing 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.