Secret to success no. 1
Process- and method-based project management
Project content tends to vary – processes within project management do not. Processes allow you to realize requirements, implement new ideas or work through tickets. They define milestones and allocate work packages. They let you write documents, plan many parallel projects and capture times. Some people call it workflow, lifecycle management or collaboration – we call it process- and method-based project management.
The components of a process are dependent on whether or not they are active in a controlled environment like aviation, rail services, the auto industry or in medicine, whether you are carrying out IT software development or product development for embedded systems. The processes you use and the areas, roles and tasks you support are up to you. Use your own method for capturing project risks and work with a company-wide process for project planning and project controlling. Use standards like the V model XT, HERMES and PRINCE2 or follow maturity models like automotive SPICE. Always go for the process that fits ideally with your project. Concentrate on the content, not the processes. Leave those up to in-STEP BLUE.