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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with…

  • The latest quick edition of the Solutions Architecture 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 695 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Solutions Architecture improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 695 standard requirements:

  1. Can you define a suitable method for measuring and quantifying, in financial terms, the value of enterprise architecture-based business transformation?

  2. Is the method used usable in practice to determine the value of enterprise architecture-based business transformations?

  3. Is the method usable in practice to determine the value of enterprise architecture-based business transformation?

  4. Which criteria are used to determine which projects are going to be pursued or discarded?

  5. Are new process steps, standards, and documentation ingrained into normal operations?

  6. How does the organization define, manage, and improve its Solutions Architecture processes?

  7. What is the smallest subset of the problem we can usefully solve?

  8. Do your employees have the opportunity to do what they do best everyday?

  9. What are internal and external Solutions Architecture relations?

  10. How frequently do we track measures?

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 Solutions Architecture book in PDF containing 695 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Risk Audit: Is there a screening process that will ensure all participants have the fitness and skills required to safely participate?
  2. Initiating Process Group: Are you properly tracking the progress of the Solutions Architecture project and communicating the status to stakeholders?
  3. Source Selection Criteria: Do you want to have them collaborate at subfactor level?
  4. WBS Dictionary: Are records maintained to show full accountability for all material purchased for the contract, including the residual inventory?
  5. Procurement Management Plan: Are staff skills known and available for each task?
  6. Human Resource Management Plan: Are non-critical path items updated and agreed upon with the teams?
  7. Quality Management Plan: How does your organization recruit, hire, and retain new employees?
  8. Scope Management Plan: Are Solutions Architecture project team members involved in detailed estimating and scheduling?
  9. Probability and Impact Assessment: How solid is the Solutions Architecture projection of competitive reaction?
  10. Planning Process Group: To what extent and in what ways are the Solutions Architecture project contributing to progress towards organizational reform?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Solutions Architecture project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Solutions Architecture 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 Solutions Architecture 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 Solutions Architecture investments work better.

This Solutions Architecture 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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