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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with…

  • The latest quick edition of the IT risk 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 648 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which IT risk improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 648 standard requirements:

  1. The full extent of a given risk and its priority compared to other risks are not understood. Failure to address the most important risks first leads to dangerous exposures. Nearly all managers believe that their risks are the most important in the enterprise (or at least they say so) but whose risks really matter most?

  2. Licensing expertise; Do you have the licensing expertise for smaller vendors with high audit risk, including product licensing, applying to servers/ clients/network access/virtualized environments?

  3. What impact has emerging technology (e.g., cloud computing, virtualization and mobile computing) had on your companys ITRM program over the past 12 months?

  4. Do you have a good understanding of emerging technologies and business trends that are vital for the management of IT risks in a fast-changing environment?

  5. Roles and Responsibilities: Who are the individuals responsible for implementing specific tasks and providing deliverables related to risk management?

  6. Nearly all managers believe that their risks are the most important in the enterprise (or at least they say so) but whose risks really matter most?

  7. Does your company have defined information technology risk performance metrics that are monitored and reported to management on a regular basis?

  8. To what extent is the companys common control library utilized in implementing or re-engineering processes to align risk with control?

  9. Do you have enough focus on ITRM documentation to help formalize processes to increase communications and integration with ORM?

  10. Which is the financial loss that the organization will experience as a result of a security incident due to the residual risk ?

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 IT risk book in PDF containing 648 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. 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?
  2. Team Member Performance Assessment: How do you currently use the time that is available?
  3. Procurement Management Plan: Are written status reports provided on a designated frequent basis?
  4. Change Management Plan: What is the negative impact of communicating too soon or too late?
  5. Schedule Management Plan: Are IT risk project leaders committed to this IT risk project full time?
  6. Cost Management Plan: Does the Business Case include how the IT risk project aligns with the organizations strategic goals & objectives?
  7. Executing Process Group: When is the appropriate time to bring the scorecard to Board meetings?
  8. Executing Process Group: How do you prevent staff are just doing busywork to pass the time?
  9. Quality Audit: Are the policies and processes, as set out in the Quality Audit Manual, properly applied?
  10. Project Scope Statement: Have you been able to easily identify success criteria and create objective measurements for each of the IT risk project scopes goal statements?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 IT risk project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IT risk 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 IT risk 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 IT risk investments work better.

This IT risk 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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