Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Cost Accounting Standards Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Cost Accounting Standards related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

 

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The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Cost Accounting Standards specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with…

  • The latest quick edition of the Cost Accounting Standards 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 717 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Cost Accounting Standards improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 717 standard requirements:

  1. What prevents you from making the changes you know will make you a more effective Cost Accounting Standards leader?

  2. Is the current ‘as is’ process being followed? If not, what are the discrepancies?

  3. Can we add value to the current Cost Accounting Standards decision-making process (largely qualitative) by incorporating uncertainty modeling (more quantitative)?

  4. Who defines the rules in relation to any given issue?

  5. Which models, tools and techniques are necessary?

  6. Whom among your colleagues do you trust, and for what?

  7. How to measure variability?

  8. How do we accomplish our long range Cost Accounting Standards goals?

  9. Do our leaders quickly bounce back from setbacks?

  10. Do you monitor the effectiveness of your Cost Accounting Standards activities?

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 Cost Accounting Standards book in PDF containing 717 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…

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

  • 62 step-by-step Cost Accounting Standards Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Cost Accounting Standards project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Probability and Impact Matrix: What is the level of commitment and professionalism?
  2. Procurement Management Plan: Have lessons learned been conducted after each Cost Accounting Standards project release?
  3. Variance Analysis: Who is generally responsible for monitoring and taking action on variances?
  4. Milestone List: Describe the industry you are in and the market growth opportunities. What is the market for your technology, product or service?
  5. Stakeholder Management Plan: Is a PMO (Cost Accounting Standards project Management Office) in place and does it provide oversight to the Cost Accounting Standards project?
  6. Source Selection Criteria: Do you ensure you evaluate what you asked for, not what you want to see or expect to see?
  7. Human Resource Management Plan: Are key risk mitigation strategies added to the Cost Accounting Standards project schedule?
  8. Quality Management Plan: Diagrams and tables to explain complex concepts and increase overall readability?
  9. Project Management Plan: Was the peer (technical) review of the cost estimates duly coordinated with the cost estimate center of expertise and addressed in the review documentation and certification?
  10. Procurement Audit: Do contracts contain regular reviews, targets and quality standards in order to assess suppliers performance?

 
Step-by-step and complete Cost Accounting Standards Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Cost Accounting Standards project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Cost Accounting Standards 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 Cost Accounting Standards 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 Cost Accounting Standards investments work better.

This Cost Accounting Standards All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person:

 

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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.