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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with…

  • The latest quick edition of the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 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 694 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which IBM Cognos Business Intelligence improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 694 standard requirements:

  1. Why Measure?

  2. Is maximizing IBM Cognos Business Intelligence protection the same as minimizing IBM Cognos Business Intelligence loss?

  3. Are we / should we be Revolutionary or evolutionary?

  4. Are approval levels defined for contracts and supplements to contracts?

  5. Why are IBM Cognos Business Intelligence skills important?

  6. Do you keep 50% of your time unscheduled?

  7. What specifically is the problem? Where does it occur? When does it occur? What is its extent?

  8. What defines Best in Class?

  9. Who will provide the final approval of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence deliverables?

  10. Were Pareto charts (or similar) used to portray the ‘heavy hitters’ (or key sources of variation)?

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 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence book in PDF containing 694 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…

Your IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 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 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 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 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 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 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Stakeholder Management Plan: Do you know what your customers expectations are regarding this process?
  2. Quality Management Plan: With the Five Whys method, the team considers why the issue being explored occurred. Do others then take that initial answer and ask Why?
  3. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Can the contractor substantiate work package and planning package budgets?
  4. Change Request: How many lines of code must be changed to implement the change?
  5. Roles and Responsibilities: What areas would you highlight for changes or improvements?
  6. Scope Management Plan: Is the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence project status reviewed with the steering and executive teams at appropriate intervals?
  7. Activity Attributes: What is the organization s history in doing similar activities?
  8. Activity Duration Estimates: Which frame seemed to be the most important and why?
  9. Lessons Learned: For the next IBM Cognos Business Intelligence project, how could you improve on the way IBM Cognos Business Intelligence project was conducted?
  10. Requirements Management Plan: Is the system software (non-operating system) new to the IT IBM Cognos Business Intelligence project team?

 
Step-by-step and complete IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 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 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 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 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 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 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 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 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence project with this in-depth IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 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 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 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 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence investments work better.

This IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 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.