bespoke methodology; project management; prince2; software; mspBespoke Methodology

Why think of customising a bespoke methodology?

If you have looked through a number of these methodology pages you will have recognised that the range of different methodologies that PROJECT in a box can support simultaneously is impressive.  However more impressive still is the fact that you the user can  personalise these or even create your own completely custom methodology from scratch giving you a unique capability to match your desired business process.

The capability here is unlimited, your PROJECT in a box server can host an unlimited number of different Method Templates or you can settle on a few core scaled methods and evolve these as your business progresses updating the processes to be followed the templates to be used and the reference materials users are referred to.  For many of our largest customers who already have a proven project management approach and manual but have been struggling to find a way to add the electronic management, audit, assurance and reporting capability, PROJECT in a box has been a revelation and highly cost effective when compared to the bespoke application development which would otherwise be required.

DIY or Full Service

Many organisations who already have a proven documented Project Management process just want to be up and running and we can help by creating your Method Template for you.

If you are looking to save money, want to evolve your method from an existing Method Template or just want to do it yourself so you own the process, then you can.  So to help you we provide a great tool called Method manager for free which enables you to create a new bespoke methodology or customise existing Method Templates.  A substantial .NET application with a help file it is a great help.

If you want the middle way then how about getting us to run a methodology workshop where we can introduce you to Method Manager.

So what would you like to do?

What is a Method Template?

The Method Template is the set of instructions PROJECT in a box uses to define a Methodology.  It controls:

  • The number , order and layout of the process diagrams used
  • Which navigation diagrams are presented to which users
  • Navigation within processes
  • Navigation to application features
  • Which documents to show  for each process
  • Which templates or reference links & shortcuts to show for each document
  • Alias naming I.e. Programme or Project, Stage or Work Package
  • Reporting Information including RAG questions and further data types to include and manipulate
  • Colour schemes
  • Links to guidance materials

So are you ready to see the detail?  You might like the following video tours for more help with bespoke methodology:

The Method Manager Basics (33 mins)

Method manager Advanced features (35 mins)

Method manager working with stages (26 mins)