The Retire Toolkit

The Retire ToolkitThis toolkit provides a wide variety of resources to boost your understanding and ability to manage Retire in your organization with 28 ready-to-use resources.
This toolkit is designed to provide a guiding hand to assist you in improving your knowledge and understanding of Retire by offering easy to use templates, blueprints, and documents that can be adapted to your organization’s requirements.
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Put together by The Art of Service’s industry experts and providing ready to use documents, this valuable kit takes the reader beyond the theoretical to focus on the real benefits and deliverables of Retire and how to apply them successfully within an organization.
This innovative set of documents and ready-to-use templates will provide you with a head start for both learning and applying of a Retire approach that meets today’s standards. It is tailor-fit for professionals who don’t have the time or resources at hand to develop the required templates and structure for implementation or management.
The Complete Retire Toolkit Includes the following 28 resources:
1.File: Technical Architecture.doc – Summary: Row_Definition=Model,Configuration Item Number,Manufacturer,District,Facility,Department,Current Status,Serial No,Description,Vendor,Networked (Y/N),Warranty Expiry Date,Availability Requirements,ISU Responsible,Division / Business Unit,Building,Level,Room #,Cost Center,Order Number,Purchase Date,Disposal Date,Installation Date,Maintenance Date,Warranty Reference,Maintenance Reference,Critical Configuration Item (Y/N),Unit,Section,Current User,Users Title,Phone,Invoice #,Purchase Price,Annual Maintenance Fee,AMF Amount,PC Levy,PC Levy Amount,Equipment Capital Injection Fee,ECI Amount,Proposed Retirement Date Wordcount: 2284
2.File: Business Plan.doc – Summary: If there is current expenditure in the P&L for activities which may become redundant or obsolete with the introduction of this new project, indicate the P&L expense code and the monthly amount. Wordcount: 1654
3.File: 06 Service Management Portfolios.doc – Summary: The business effectiveness of a service provider is largely dependent on the organization’s ability to obtain and managing information on a variety of subjects which can be used in marketing services, identify new service requirements, and improvements to services. Wordcount: 2042
4.File: 14 Topgrading.doc – Summary: Despite the complexities of employment law, the answer is to focus on the fundamentals: (1) perform thorough job analysis; (2) write job descriptions with behavioral competencies; (3) use nondiscriminatory language in employment applications, topgrading forms and guides, job advertisements and interviews; (4) use legally sound job offer letters; (5) avoid negligent hiring and retention claims; (6) use safe managing and firing practices; and (7) follow guidelines on how to topgrade outside the United States. Wordcount: 5339
5.File: 13 Configuration Policies.doc – Summary: To empower you in the creation process, this document provides some background information regarding the subject area, including considerations to be addressed within the policy itself; however, this is your policy and should reflect the goals, objectives, and guiding principles of your organization. Wordcount: 1817
6.File: 03 Project Brief.doc – Summary: Provide a summary of any cost estimates, the extent to which labor (internal/external), capital and general expenses will be required and any other research performed to indicate possible costs. Wordcount: 1589
7.File: Example-Uni of Massachusetts Records.pdf – Summary: Work with the Central Administrative Services and Campus records administrators to prepare and maintain a records management "manual" outlining procedures to: ensure the security of Original Records; protect irreplaceable or vital records from destruction; designate Official Records Custodians for new records; ensure that Original Records are organized in an efficient and accessible manner; ensure that Original Records are reviewed prior to disposal to determine whether they are archival records; transfer records, in whole or in part, from the Original Records Custodian to the appropriate archive; provide for periodic inventories of University Records; and assist campus departments in complying with these Standards and its Schedules. Wordcount: 5629
8.File: 01a Example Expenses Policy – Staffordshire University.pdf – Summary: In the event that an expense claim is contemplated in respect of an item not included in this manual, or an employee has a query relating to the payment of expenses under this policy, the matter should be referred in the first instance to their Faculty Pro Vice Chancellor or Service Director, who may thereafter refer to the Financial Director for guidance if required. Wordcount: 3195
9.File: Project Draft.doc – Summary: The purpose of this project is to implement IT Service Management processes and a supporting software tool to help enable IT&T align IT Services to the needs of the business in such a way that Ingeus can continue to meet the Key Priorities and Critical Success Factors as outlined in the Strategic Plan for 2004 � 2007. Wordcount: 2900
10.File: RC MS Summary Template FY03.doc – Summary: Include information gathered from the activities indicated in the �FY 03 Management System Assessment Planning Integration Template� completed in December 2002, Subject Areas to be written, revised or implemented, Legacy Documents to be retired, assessments to be conducted, Department/Division Procedures to be written or revised, etc. Wordcount: 1010
11.File: SBMS-MSAP-FY04.doc – Summary: Requirements Management: Complete SAM Action Plan item for making explicit link from requirements to SBMS or other organizational documents; also, review and update training program as described in second bullet above. Wordcount: 469
12.File: VB IPAD EN 0107.pdf – Summary: A. change the service hours in the SLAs by 3 hours as this is a new business requirement B. initiate a Service Improvement Program (SIP) to meet the new business requirements C. review the Operational Level Agreements (OLAs) and Underpinning Contracts (UCs) Wordcount: 15750
13.File: Service Strategy Fact Sheet.doc – Summary: An example may be a service whose fulfillment elements include a mainframe system and Frame Relay network that still supports business critical processes where the strategic direction of the organization is to retire the mainframe platform and source an MPLS (multi protocol label switching) WAN. Wordcount: 2059
14.File: Service Design Introduction Presentation.ppt – Summary: Good Service Design means it is possible to deliver quality, cost effective services and to ensure that the business requirements are being met. Wordcount: 138
15.File: factsheets in progress.doc – Summary: As soon as the diagnosis is complete, and particularly where a workaround has been found (even though it may not be a permanent resolution), a Known Error Record must be raised and placed in the KEDB �so if further incidents or problems arise, they can be identified and the service restored more quickly. Wordcount: 15687
16.File: Outsourcing Transition Plan.doc – Summary: To continue the example, the provider might offer 10 percent less in salary, a more suitable benefits package that costs the provider 10 percent less, and a "pay for performance" bonus of 20�40 percent (some of which should be guaranteed the first year, to keep the employees’ existing base compensation whole). Wordcount: 3985
17.File: Deployment, Planning and Activities.doc – Summary: Preparing for deployment includes assessing each deployment group’s readiness to receive and implement a release package, identifying gaps that need to be filled and planning the activities required to deploy, transfer or decommission / retire services or service assets. Wordcount: 515
18.File: Service Catalog 2.doc – Summary: ACME IT personnel who provide this service will function as part of a development team and will be expected to provide work products as required by the development project and to complete their work as required by the project schedule. Wordcount: 7167
19.File: Service Catalogue Management.pdf – Summary: Document Technical Service Catalogue information Develop self-help capabilities for documentation within the Service Catalogue Wordcount: 561
20.File: Implementation Plan_Project Plan.doc – Summary: Ultimately we do want the new process to become the way things are done around here, so it may even be best not to set specific launch dates, as this will set the expectation that from the given date all issues relating to the process will disappear (not a realistic expectation). Wordcount: 1814
21.File: Roles and Responsibilities of Product Manager.doc – Summary: When solutions are not found in the Catalogue or Pipeline, Product Managers and BRMs work together on making a business case for new service development (NSD). Wordcount: 602
22.File: Use of the Service Portfolio.txt – Summary: Phasing out of services is part of Service Transition to ensure that all commitments made to customers are duly fulfilled and service assets are released from contracts. Wordcount: 1144
23.File: Service Portfolio Management Presentation.ppt – Summary: By organizing an efficient portfolio with optimal levels of ROI and risk, the organization maximizes the value realization on its resources and capabilities. Wordcount: 693
24.File: A Guide to IT Service Strategy.docx.doc – Summary: And can IT in its current state, continue to support the business and these new initiatives or are there considerations to be made with regards to new/updated technology, resource requirements, conformance to governance and regulatory requirements etc. Wordcount: 4394
25.File: Service_Design_Capability_Assessment_Questionnaire.docx – Summary: While the focal point of Capacity Management is to ensure adequate performance and capacity of IT services are being developed and already delivered, there are many supporting elements including IT components, product and software licenses, physical sites, human resources and third party products that will all need to be managed appropriately for this goal to be achieved. Wordcount: 8816
26.File: Service_Operation_Capability_Assessment_Questionnaire.docx – Summary: The assessment is based on the generic capability levels defined by the Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI) framework, which recognises that there are a number of characteristics which need to be in place for effective process management. Wordcount: 6952
27.File: Service_Transition_Capability_Assessment_Questionnaire.docx – Summary: To achieve higher levels of capability and maturity, the processes of Change and Release & Deployment will need to be interfaced with Service Validation and Testing, which in turn will ensure the appropriate levels of testing are performed for the build, test and deployment activities of the releases required. Wordcount: 7044
28.File: Service Design Lifecycle Phase Introduction Presentation.ppt – Summary: Latest versions of appropriate business and IT plans and strategies are available to designers Wordcount: 324
This toolkit includes a variety of electronic documents that provide a head start for the implementation, management, education and awareness for Retire.
The kit is designed for those who need or are looking for awareness or skills, but simply don’t have time to develop the necessary templates and structure for the implementation.
The kit serves to act as a starting point. It will give you a clear path to travel. It is designed to be a valuable source of information and activities.
The Retire toolkit:
1. Contains 28 ready to use documents covering the Preparing, Planning, Designing, Implementing, Operating and Optimizing of Retire
2. Is scalable to any size and type of project or organization
3. Provides blueprints, templates and documents – ready to download and apply
4. Saves you time and budget
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