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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with…

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

Examples; 10 of the standard requirements:

  1. How do you determine the key elements that affect Off the Shelf workforce satisfaction? how are these elements determined for different workforce groups and segments?

  2. How will new or emerging customer needs/requirements be checked/communicated to orient the process toward meeting the new specifications and continually reducing variation?

  3. Schedule Development, Feasibility Analysis, Off the Shelf Management, Project Closings, Technique: Using the Critical Path Method

  4. Make sure there are no surprises and that prices are well defined. What is off the shelf and what does it cost?

  5. What knowledge, skills and characteristics mark a good Off the Shelf project manager?

  6. Is the project planning to implement a COTS (Commercial Off the Shelf) solution?

  7. What are strategies for increasing support and reducing opposition?

  8. What potential environmental factors impact the Off the Shelf effort?

  9. What else needs to be measured?

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 Off the Shelf book in PDF containing requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…

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

  • 62 step-by-step Off the Shelf Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Off the Shelf project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Procurement Management Plan: Have external dependencies been captured in the schedule?
  2. Requirements Management Plan: Is it new or replacing an existing business system or process?
  3. Quality Audit: What experience do staff have in the type of work that the audit entails?
  4. Source Selection Criteria: How should comments received in response to a RFP be handled?
  5. Risk Management Plan: People risk -Are people with appropriate skills available to help complete the Off the Shelf project?
  6. Procurement Management Plan: Are the quality tools and methods identified in the Quality Plan appropriate to the Off the Shelf project?
  7. Probability and Impact Assessment: Do you use diagramming techniques to show cause and effect?
  8. Lessons Learned: Is the lesson based on actual Off the Shelf project experience rather than on independent research?
  9. Requirements Traceability Matrix: Is there a requirements traceability process in place?
  10. Cost Management Plan: Have lessons learned been conducted after each Off the Shelf project release?

 
Step-by-step and complete Off the Shelf Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Off the Shelf project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Off the Shelf 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 Off the Shelf 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 Off the Shelf investments work better.

This Off the Shelf 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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