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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with…

  • The latest quick edition of the Rackspace Cloud 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 671 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Rackspace Cloud improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 671 standard requirements:

  1. What is the magnitude of the improvements?

  2. How do your measurements capture actionable Rackspace Cloud information for use in exceeding your customers expectations and securing your customers engagement?

  3. What are the revised rough estimates of the financial savings/opportunity for Rackspace Cloud improvements?

  4. What is the craziest thing we can do?

  5. What quality tools were useful in the control phase?

  6. What are the costs of reform?

  7. A compounding model resolution with available relevant data can often provide insight towards a solution methodology; which Rackspace Cloud models, tools and techniques are necessary?

  8. Do you have an implicit bias for capital investments over people investments?

  9. What are the challenges?

  10. Has the direction changed at all during the course of Rackspace Cloud? If so, when did it change and why?

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 Rackspace Cloud book in PDF containing 671 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Probability and Impact Assessment: What are the current or emerging trends of culture?
  2. Planning Process Group: To what extent do the intervention objectives and strategies of the Rackspace Cloud project respond to the organizations plans?
  3. Source Selection Criteria: Will the technical evaluation factor unnecessarily force the acquisition into a higher-priced market segment?
  4. Procurement Audit: Where the organization engaged an expert, was the contract awarded in compliance with procurement regulations?
  5. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Are work packages assigned to performing organizations?
  6. Variance Analysis: Is the market likely to continue to grow at this rate next year?
  7. Project Scope Statement: Were key Rackspace Cloud project stakeholders brought into the Rackspace Cloud project Plan?
  8. Project or Phase Close-Out: Was the user/client satisfied with the end product?
  9. Requirements Documentation: If applicable; are there issues linked with the fact that this is an offshore Rackspace Cloud project?
  10. Activity Duration Estimates: Do procedures exist that identify when and how human resources are introduced and removed from the Rackspace Cloud project?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Rackspace Cloud project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Rackspace Cloud 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 Rackspace Cloud 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 Rackspace Cloud investments work better.

This Rackspace Cloud 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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