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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with…

  • The latest quick edition of the IBM VisualAge 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 696 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 VisualAge improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 696 standard requirements:

  1. What are the stakeholder objectives to be achieved with IBM VisualAge?

  2. What are the types and number of measures to use?

  3. What trophy do we want on our mantle?

  4. What lessons, if any, from a pilot were incorporated into the design of the full-scale solution?

  5. Which Stakeholder Characteristics Are Analyzed?

  6. What potential environmental factors impact the IBM VisualAge effort?

  7. What are specific IBM VisualAge Rules to follow?

  8. As a sponsor, customer or management, how important is it to meet goals, objectives?

  9. What will drive IBM VisualAge change?

  10. What should we measure to verify efficiency gains?

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 VisualAge book in PDF containing 696 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Activity Duration Estimates: Research recruiting and retention strategies at three different companies. What distinguishes one company from another in this area?
  2. Variance Analysis: When, during the last four quarters, did a primary business event occur causing a fluctuation?
  3. Probability and Impact Assessment: Which of your IBM VisualAge projects should be selected when compared with other IBM VisualAge projects?
  4. Lessons Learned: How well prepared were you to receive IBM VisualAge project deliverables?
  5. Team Operating Agreement: Do you post any action items, due dates, and responsibilities on the team website?
  6. Scope Management Plan: Would the IBM VisualAge project cost sharing involve reimbursement to the sponsor?
  7. Activity Duration Estimates: Is a formal written notice that the contract is complete provided to the seller?
  8. Cost Estimating Worksheet: Value Pocket Identification & Quantification What Are Value Pockets?
  9. Procurement Management Plan: Are Vendor invoices audited for accuracy before payment?
  10. Quality Metrics: Subjective quality component: customer satisfaction, how do we measure it?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 IBM VisualAge project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 IBM VisualAge 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 VisualAge 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 VisualAge 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 VisualAge 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 VisualAge 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 VisualAge project with this in-depth IBM VisualAge Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IBM VisualAge 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 VisualAge 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 VisualAge investments work better.

This IBM VisualAge 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.

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