Communities of Practice: How to Improve?

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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with…

  • The latest quick edition of the Communities of Practice 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 862 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Communities of Practice improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 862 standard requirements:

  1. Do we support the certified Cybersecurity professional and cyber-informed operations and engineering professionals with advanced problem-solving tools, communities of practice, canonical knowledge bases, and other performance support tools?

  2. What are the success criteria that will indicate that Communities of Practice objectives have been met and the benefits delivered?

  3. Do we monitor the Communities of Practice decisions made and fine tune them as they evolve?

  4. What methods are feasible and acceptable to estimate the impact of reforms?

  5. Have you identified your Communities of Practice key performance indicators?

  6. How will your organization measure success?

  7. What are the critical parameters to watch?

  8. How do we link Measurement and Risk?

  9. How to Improve?

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 Communities of Practice book in PDF containing 862 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…

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

  • 62 step-by-step Communities of Practice Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Communities of Practice project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Schedule Management Plan: Perform reality checks on schedules – are all tasks included?
  2. Team Member Performance Assessment: How do you determine which data are the most important to use, analyze, or review?
  3. Procurement Audit: In case of decisions not to conclude a procurement or award a contract, were tenderers informed in writing and on a timely basis of those decisions and their grounds?
  4. Change Management Plan: Have the approved procedures and policies been published?
  5. Scope Management Plan: What are the risks that could significantly affect the resources needed for the Communities of Practice project?
  6. Scope Management Plan: Has the Communities of Practice project approach and development strategy of the Communities of Practice project been defined, documented and accepted by the appropriate stakeholders?
  7. Activity Duration Estimates: If Communities of Practice project time and cost are not as important as the number of resources used each month, which is the BEST thing to do?
  8. WBS Dictionary: Are significant decision points, constraints, and interfaces identified as key milestones?
  9. Assumption and Constraint Log: Does the document/deliverable meet general requirements (for example, statement of work) for all deliverables?
  10. Human Resource Management Plan: Are all payments made according to the contract(s)?

 
Step-by-step and complete Communities of Practice Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Communities of Practice project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Communities of Practice 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 Communities of Practice 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 Communities of Practice investments work better.

This Communities of Practice 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.