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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with…

  • The latest quick edition of the Visual Studio Team Services 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 677 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Visual Studio Team Services improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 677 standard requirements:

  1. Do we have enough freaky customers in our portfolio pushing us to the limit day in and day out?

  2. Do those selected for the Visual Studio Team Services team have a good general understanding of what Visual Studio Team Services is all about?

  3. Is the solution technically practical?

  4. Do we have the right capabilities and capacities?

  5. Are the measurements objective?

  6. Can Visual Studio Team Services be learned?

  7. What are the disruptive Visual Studio Team Services technologies that enable our organization to radically change our business processes?

  8. Are controls defined to recognize and contain problems?

  9. How does it fit into our organizational needs and tasks?

  10. Have specific policy objectives been defined?

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 Visual Studio Team Services book in PDF containing 677 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…

Your Visual Studio Team Services 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 Visual Studio Team Services Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Visual Studio Team Services 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 Visual Studio Team Services 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 Visual Studio Team Services projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Visual Studio Team Services Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Visual Studio Team Services project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Scope Management Plan: Will anyone else be involved in verifying the deliverables?
  2. Team Performance Assessment: To what degree do members understand and articulate the same purpose without relying on ambiguous abstractions?
  3. Requirements Management Plan: In case of software development; Should you have a test for each code module?
  4. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are the quality tools and methods identified in the Quality Plan appropriate to the Visual Studio Team Services project?
  5. Process Improvement Plan: Modeling current processes is great, but will you ever see a return on that investment?
  6. Procurement Management Plan: Are the Visual Studio Team Services project team members located locally to the users/stakeholders?
  7. Procurement Audit: Is there a need for the procurement Visual Studio Team Services project at all?
  8. Project Charter: Market – Identify products market, including whether it is outside of the objective: What is the purpose of the program or Visual Studio Team Services project?
  9. Schedule Management Plan: Are there checklists created to determine if all quality processes are followed?
  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What happens if you cannot produce the documentation for the single audit?

 
Step-by-step and complete Visual Studio Team Services Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Visual Studio Team Services project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Visual Studio Team Services project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Visual Studio Team Services 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 Visual Studio Team Services 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 Visual Studio Team Services 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 Visual Studio Team Services 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 Visual Studio Team Services project with this in-depth Visual Studio Team Services Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Visual Studio Team Services 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 Visual Studio Team Services 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 Visual Studio Team Services investments work better.

This Visual Studio Team Services 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.