Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Splunk Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Splunk related project.
Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.
The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Splunk specific requirements:
STEP 1: Get your bearings
- The latest quick edition of the Splunk 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 861 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Splunk improvements can be made.
Examples; 10 of the 861 standard requirements:
- Are pertinent alerts monitored, analyzed and distributed to appropriate personnel?
- An organizationally feasible system request is one that considers the mission, goals and objectives of the organization. key questions are: is the solution request practical and will it solve a problem or take advantage of an opportunity to achieve company goals?
- What is the Splunk sustainability risk?
- Is reporting being used or needed?
- What are you trying to prove to yourself, and how might it be hijacking your life and business success?
- Why do the measurements/indicators matter?
- Who is the main stakeholder, with ultimate responsibility for driving Splunk forward?
- In the case of a Splunk project, the criteria for the audit derive from implementation objectives. an audit of a Splunk project involves assessing whether the recommendations outlined for implementation have been met. Can we track that any Splunk project is implemented as planned, and is it working?
- Is this an issue for analysis or intuition?
- How is Knowledge Management 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 Splunk book in PDF containing 861 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…
Your Splunk 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 Splunk Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Splunk 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 Splunk 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 Splunk projects with the 62 implementation resources:
- 62 step-by-step Splunk Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Splunk project requirements and success criteria:
Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:
- Schedule Management Plan: Are Splunk project team members involved in detailed estimating and scheduling?
- Schedule Management Plan: Do Splunk project teams & team members report on status / activities / progress?
- Scope Management Plan: What should you drop in order to add something new?
- Probability and Impact Matrix: Do you have specific methods that you use for each phase of the process?
- Project Scope Statement: What are some of the major deliverables of the Splunk project?
- Variance Analysis: What is the performance to date and material commitment?
- Stakeholder Management Plan: Are all key components of a Quality Assurance Plan present?
- Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Who is Responsible for Work and Budgets for Each WBS?
- Scope Management Plan: Are agendas created for each meeting with meeting objectives, meeting topics, invitee list, and action items from past meetings?
- Network Diagram: Exercise: What is the probability that the Splunk project duration will exceed xx weeks?
Step-by-step and complete Splunk Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.
1.0 Initiating Process Group:
- 1.1 Splunk project Charter
- 1.2 Stakeholder Register
- 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix
2.0 Planning Process Group:
- 2.1 Splunk project Management Plan
- 2.2 Scope Management Plan
- 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
- 2.4 Requirements Documentation
- 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
- 2.6 Splunk 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 Splunk 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 Splunk 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 Splunk project or Phase Close-Out
- 5.4 Lessons Learned
With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Splunk project with this in-depth Splunk Toolkit.
In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:
- Diagnose Splunk 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 Splunk 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 Splunk investments work better.
This Splunk All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person:
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.