Power VM: What tools were used to narrow the list of possible causes?

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The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Power VM specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with…

  • The latest quick edition of the Power VM 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 620 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Power VM improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 620 standard requirements:

  1. Have all non-recommended alternatives been analyzed in sufficient detail?

  2. What is our competitive advantage?

  3. What about Power VM Analysis of results?

  4. What do we stand for–and what are we against?

  5. Does Power VM systematically track and analyze outcomes for accountability and quality improvement?

  6. What information is critical to our organization that our executives are ignoring?

  7. How would one define Power VM leadership?

  8. Do Power VM rules make a reasonable demand on a users capabilities?

  9. In the past few months, what is the smallest change we have made that has had the biggest positive result? What was it about that small change that produced the large return?

  10. What tools were used to narrow the list of possible causes?

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 Power VM book in PDF containing 620 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…

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

  • 62 step-by-step Power VM Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Power VM project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Variance Analysis: How do you manage changes in the nature of the overhead requirements?
  2. Stakeholder Management Plan: What training requirements are there based upon the required skills and resources?
  3. Variance Analysis: Are indirect costs accumulated for comparison with the corresponding budgets?
  4. Closing Process Group: Based on your Power VM project communication management plan, what worked well?
  5. Cost Management Plan: Have lessons learned been conducted after each Power VM project release?
  6. Scope Management Plan: What are the risks that could significantly affect the scope of the Power VM project?
  7. Scope Management Plan: Knowing the health of the Power VM project – What is the status?
  8. Communications Management Plan: Are there common objectives between the team and the stakeholder?
  9. Project Portfolio management: Why should the resource portfolio contain a minimum of information?
  10. Schedule Management Plan: How relevant is this attribute to this Power VM project or audit?

Step-by-step and complete Power VM Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Power VM project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Power VM project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Power VM 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 Power VM 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 Power VM 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 Power VM project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Power VM project with this in-depth Power VM Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Power VM 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 Power VM 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 Power VM investments work better.

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What is involved in Power VM

Find out what the related areas are that Power VM connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Power VM thinking-frame.

How far is your company on its Power VM journey?

Take this short survey to gauge your organization’s progress toward Power VM leadership. Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.

To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

Start the Checklist

Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Power VM related domains to cover and 80 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

Power VM, PowerVM, Binary translation, Comparison of platform virtualization software, Hardware virtualization, IBM AIX, IBM High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing, Kernel-based Virtual Machine, Linux on Power, Live Partition Mobility, Micro-Partitioning, Operating system, POWER5, POWER6, POWER7, POWER8, POWER9, PowerPC, Processor core, Software categories, Software developer:

Power VM Critical Criteria:

Chart Power VM risks and budget for Power VM challenges.

– Who will be responsible for deciding whether Power VM goes ahead or not after the initial investigations?

– Are there recognized Power VM problems?

– How to Secure Power VM?

PowerVM Critical Criteria:

Extrapolate PowerVM failures and budget for PowerVM challenges.

– To what extent does management recognize Power VM as a tool to increase the results?

– Do Power VM rules make a reasonable demand on a users capabilities?

– How do we Improve Power VM service perception, and satisfaction?

Binary translation Critical Criteria:

Systematize Binary translation results and separate what are the business goals Binary translation is aiming to achieve.

– In a virtualized data center, guest operating system kernels were modified to eliminate the need for binary translation. which compute virtualization technique was used?

– What will be the consequences to the business (financial, reputation etc) if Power VM does not go ahead or fails to deliver the objectives?

– Which hypervisor component is responsible for performing binary translation of instructions that can not be virtualized?

– Is the scope of Power VM defined?

– What is Effective Power VM?

Comparison of platform virtualization software Critical Criteria:

Cut a stake in Comparison of platform virtualization software management and budget the knowledge transfer for any interested in Comparison of platform virtualization software.

– What other jobs or tasks affect the performance of the steps in the Power VM process?

– What business benefits will Power VM goals deliver if achieved?

– Is Power VM Required?

Hardware virtualization Critical Criteria:

Shape Hardware virtualization decisions and stake your claim.

– How do you incorporate cycle time, productivity, cost control, and other efficiency and effectiveness factors into these Power VM processes?

– What tools do you use once you have decided on a Power VM strategy and more importantly how do you choose?

– Does the Power VM task fit the clients priorities?

IBM AIX Critical Criteria:

Check IBM AIX tactics and correct IBM AIX management by competencies.

– Think of your Power VM project. what are the main functions?

– How can skill-level changes improve Power VM?

– How can we improve Power VM?

IBM High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing Critical Criteria:

Focus on IBM High Availability Cluster Multiprocessing leadership and get going.

– In what ways are Power VM vendors and us interacting to ensure safe and effective use?

– How is the value delivered by Power VM being measured?

– Is a Power VM Team Work effort in place?

Kernel-based Virtual Machine Critical Criteria:

Discuss Kernel-based Virtual Machine tasks and revise understanding of Kernel-based Virtual Machine architectures.

– What about Power VM Analysis of results?

Linux on Power Critical Criteria:

Accommodate Linux on Power tactics and prioritize challenges of Linux on Power.

– Think about the functions involved in your Power VM project. what processes flow from these functions?

– What prevents me from making the changes I know will make me a more effective Power VM leader?

– What are our Power VM Processes?

Live Partition Mobility Critical Criteria:

Think carefully about Live Partition Mobility management and devote time assessing Live Partition Mobility and its risk.

– What are your results for key measures or indicators of the accomplishment of your Power VM strategy and action plans, including building and strengthening core competencies?

– How does the organization define, manage, and improve its Power VM processes?

Micro-Partitioning Critical Criteria:

Explore Micro-Partitioning projects and adopt an insight outlook.

– What are the long-term Power VM goals?

– What will drive Power VM change?

– Are there Power VM problems defined?

Operating system Critical Criteria:

Win new insights about Operating system goals and perfect Operating system conflict management.

– If the firewall runs on an individual host for which all users are not trusted system administrators, how vulnerable is it to tampering by a user logged into the operating system running on the protected hosts?

– Marketing budgets are tighter, consumers are more skeptical, and social media has changed forever the way we talk about Power VM. How do we gain traction?

– What should an organization consider before migrating its applications and operating system to the public cloud to prevent vendor lock-in?

– What operating systems are used for student computers, devices, laptops, etc.?

– What is the purpose of Power VM in relation to the mission?

– What operating system does your computer use?

– Is unauthorized access to operating systems prevented?

– How will you measure your Power VM effectiveness?

POWER5 Critical Criteria:

See the value of POWER5 goals and cater for concise POWER5 education.

– A compounding model resolution with available relevant data can often provide insight towards a solution methodology; which Power VM models, tools and techniques are necessary?

– Which Power VM goals are the most important?

POWER6 Critical Criteria:

Wrangle POWER6 decisions and adopt an insight outlook.

– what is the best design framework for Power VM organization now that, in a post industrial-age if the top-down, command and control model is no longer relevant?

– Have the types of risks that may impact Power VM been identified and analyzed?

– Do we all define Power VM in the same way?

POWER7 Critical Criteria:

Analyze POWER7 decisions and know what your objective is.

– What are the key elements of your Power VM performance improvement system, including your evaluation, organizational learning, and innovation processes?

– Are there any disadvantages to implementing Power VM? There might be some that are less obvious?

– How do we go about Securing Power VM?

POWER8 Critical Criteria:

Have a session on POWER8 tasks and look at it backwards.

– Will new equipment/products be required to facilitate Power VM delivery for example is new software needed?

POWER9 Critical Criteria:

Conceptualize POWER9 goals and get answers.

– Is Power VM dependent on the successful delivery of a current project?

– What are all of our Power VM domains and what do they do?

PowerPC Critical Criteria:

Inquire about PowerPC quality and find out.

– How can you negotiate Power VM successfully with a stubborn boss, an irate client, or a deceitful coworker?

– When a Power VM manager recognizes a problem, what options are available?

Processor core Critical Criteria:

Judge Processor core management and forecast involvement of future Processor core projects in development.

– What are the top 3 things at the forefront of our Power VM agendas for the next 3 years?

Software categories Critical Criteria:

Examine Software categories visions and achieve a single Software categories view and bringing data together.

– Do we aggressively reward and promote the people who have the biggest impact on creating excellent Power VM services/products?

– Is maximizing Power VM protection the same as minimizing Power VM loss?

– Who sets the Power VM standards?

Software developer Critical Criteria:

Canvass Software developer leadership and look for lots of ideas.

– At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once Power VM is put into production (e.g., ongoing Risk Management after implementation)?

– Pick an experienced Unix software developer, show him all the algorithms and ask him which one he likes the best?


This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Power VM Self Assessment:


Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service | http://theartofservice.com



Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

Power VM External links:

Power VM – Guest OS Support | Green Circle Community

Power VM – Mentalidade multimilionária – YouTube

FM Power VM – Home | Facebook

PowerVM External links:

KVM! Do I even need PowerVM Anymore?? | Mainline


PowerVM – OpenStack

Binary translation External links:

binary translation English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary

Deprecation of hypervisor binary translation mode …

Java binary translation? – Stack Overflow

Comparison of platform virtualization software External links:

Comparison of platform virtualization software explained

IBM AIX External links:

IBM AIX OS levels supported by XL Compilers – United States

Simulating dropped TCP/IP packets on IBM AIX

CIS IBM AIX Benchmark – CIS Center for Internet Security

Kernel-based Virtual Machine External links:

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine – reddit

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine – go4hosting.in

Linux on Power External links:

RedHat Enterprise Linux on POWER LPAR – YouTube

LINUX on POWER – Forgett

Linux on Power – Storix

Live Partition Mobility External links:

PowerVM Live Partition Mobility – YouTube

What is Live Partition Mobility for IBM i? | HelpSystems

IBM Redbooks | Live Partition Mobility Setup Checklist

Micro-Partitioning External links:

Understanding Micro-Partitioning – UnixMantra

Operating system External links:

Ubuntu PC operating system | Ubuntu

Which Windows operating system am I running?

Find Out Which Operating System Is on My Computer …

POWER7 External links:

Console Card Locations for POWER6, POWER7 and POWER8 Servers

POWER7 Systems information

POWER8 External links:

Data3 – Common Sweden » POWER8 Samlade länkar

POWER9 External links:

The Chatter About Future Power9 Servers – IT Jungle

IBM i And AIX Won’t Get Power9 Until 2018 – IT Jungle

PowerPC External links:

Four years later: Why did Apple drop PowerPC? – CNET

Software categories External links:

Browse All Software Categories – FinancesOnline.com

NCH Software Categories for Windows, Mac, Android & iOS

Software Categories

Software developer External links:

Title Software Developer Vs Engineer windows 8 1 enterprise activation keys free Download AutoCAD Full Version Crack Microsoft Word 2013 Free Install

Become a Software Developer In 12 Weeks | Coder Camps

Title Software Developer Jobs, Employment | Indeed.com