microTOOL renews partnership with PRINCE2

Berlin-based software manufacturer microTOOL has extended its contract as sub-licensee with Axelos, the trademark owner of the British project management method PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environments). The project management software in-STEP BLUE has been officially licensed as supporting project templates for PRINCE2 since 2009. The rights to the PRINCE2 standard have formerly been with the British Cabinet Office and were transferred to the newly formed joint venture Axelos in July 2013. This was accompanied by a logo redesign and renewal of cooperation agreements.

The software in-STEP BLUE, formerly in-Step, features a project planning wizard for instant set-up of PRINCE2 projects. The wizard automatically creates a project plan including all processes required by PRINCE2, such as “Starting up”, “Directing”, “Initiating” and “Closing a Project” without any set-up time. For all the documents the software provides standard-compliant templates. The collaboration in projects is handled via LAN or Internet with team member access to a central product library. This ensures a secure version management of all documents. Employees can be assigned to work packages and appointed to create so-called specialist products. Configurable reports enable project managers to evaluate the business case at any time. This kind of continuous control of a project and its profitability is a key feature of the PRINCE2 method. in-STEP BLUE met all requirements of the license holder and has been officially licensed for PRINCE2 since 2009.

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