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. Are there recognized Visual Studio Team Services problems?

  2. What are the key elements of your Visual Studio Team Services performance improvement system, including your evaluation, organizational learning, and innovation processes?

  3. What are the critical parameters to watch?

  4. When is Knowledge Management Measured?

  5. How do we make it meaningful in connecting Visual Studio Team Services with what users do day-to-day?

  6. Are we using Visual Studio Team Services to communicate information about our Cybersecurity Risk Management programs including the effectiveness of those programs to stakeholders, including boards, investors, auditors, and insurers?

  7. Are we changing as fast as the world around us?

  8. What did we miss in the interview for the worst hire we ever made?

  9. What have we done to protect our business from competitive encroachment?

  10. What current systems have to be understood and/or changed?

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. Activity Duration Estimates: After changes are approved are Visual Studio Team Services project documents updated and distributed?
  2. Activity Attributes: What activity do you think you should spend the most time on?
  3. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Guiding question: Who shall you involve in the making of the stakeholder map?
  4. Quality Audit: What does an analysis of the organizations staff profile suggest in terms of its planning, and how is this being addressed?
  5. Team Member Performance Assessment: What upcoming plans do you have to complete training and assessment Visual Studio Team Services projects (or modify existing Visual Studio Team Services projects) in the next 3 months?
  6. Scope Management Plan: Is it possible to track all classes of Visual Studio Team Services project work (e.g. scheduled, un-scheduled, defect repair, etc.)?
  7. Risk Register: Schedule Impact/Severity Estimated Range (workdays) Assume the event happens, what is the potential impact?
  8. Probability and Impact Matrix: Can it be enlarged by drawing people from other areas of the organization?
  9. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: What actions can be taken to reduce or mitigate risk?
  10. Cost Management Plan: Are adequate resources provided for the quality assurance function?

 
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.