With in-STEP BLUE the management of your projects is based on pre-defined processes. These could be comprehensive processes for entire projects or it could pertain to workflows for requirements, changes, risk tests, project ideas, project requests etc. The advantages are clear. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel, you can use your best practices and processes. Whether it be on the ground in your project, or at your staff member’s workstation, with in-STEP BLUE you can keep your process management under control.
With in-STEP BLUE you define processes that you can use in your projects. You can decide which process steps, templates, roles, rules, and actions you want to assign to particular project types.
So you don’t want to have to reinvent the wheel for every project when it comes to work steps? Then set the activity types and determine the tasks to be done as well as their frequency.
The number of activities can also be set. You can set some activities are optional.
Whatever applies to activities also applies to artefacts, results, partial results and files. In in-STEP BLUE we collectively call these “products”.
Even the structure of individual products can be set. In this way it is possible for risk documents all to be set up in exactly the same way.
Process management. The how and the why?
Process management is all about designing, implementing, managing and improving business processes. The focus is on the organizational aspects: who does what, when, how, by when, with which methods, instruments, tools etc.? Process management is relevant to small as well as large organization or even governmental institutions. Experts are quoted in the literature as placing process management within the field of quality/risk management. The most important thing is to remember that processes should not only be visualized “theoretically”, but they also need to be useful through the help of software.
What information do you need?
Being able to work with processes is very important for all companies, not just manufacturers. Processes are becoming more important in projects. With processes management you can learn from and repeat positive experiences. in-STEP BLUE can be used for your project plans and processes, for capturing requirements, for administering ideas or initiating projects and much more. All of which can be done in a single environment. And best of all: with in-STEP BLUE you do not only administer project templates, you can manage your projects and programs in real time. With all your staff members.
How does in-STEP BLUE support you?
Processes can be visualized and documented with many different tools these days. What most of the process management tools out there don’t offer is direct application in your projects. Not just for templates to help you structure your projects. We are talking about supporting your staff members in the realization of work packages. It is all about automatizing processes, being informed about new developments, versioning and making documents and results available. All of this has to be done in the context of flexible role and rights allocation. If you want to work with processes in your projects then in-STEP BLUE is an excellent choice for your process management.
Process management for your projects
With in-STEP BLUE you can work with your colleagues using shared software. Do you have different types of projects that you would like to approach differently? Do you have small and large projects with unique documentation requirements? Would you like to initiate various projects? Then in-STEP BLUE is the right tool for you. With the latest in-STEP BLUE editions you can use stored standards like the V-Model XT, PRINCE2 or Scrum. in-STEP BLUE provides you with optimal support for your project management.
in-STEP BLUE offers you the following advantages for your process managment
|• Define your own custom processes, workflows and procedures.||• Utilize standards and process models and make success repeatable.|
|• Tailor processes and procedures to your needs.||• Adjust standards to your current situation.|
|• Garner acceptance for process-based project work.||• Evaluate and improve projects continuously.|
|• Master audits.||• Combine standards and Best Practices.|
|• Create process variants.||• One process for each project.|
|• Tailoring for shorter throughput times.||• Facilitate operations in your organization.|
|• Quick and easy project documentation.||• Use performance figures to improve projects.|
|• Create project guidelines for specific roles.||• Design individual approaches for departments.|
|• Set up a successful change management.||• Optimize your processes on a regular basis.|
|• Control document clearance with customizable workflows.||• Support norms and notations with a customizable tool.|
|• Create the basis for successful projects and audits.||• Establish a Lean Management.|
|• Manage your documents centrally in a common database.||• No more check lists and data lost in your company network.|
|• Focus on customers and customer satisfaction.||• Holistic models for your organization.|
“The reasons we use in-STEP BLUE in almost all operating ranges, from applicant management to development projects with specific processes to quality assurance are its numerous possibilities. To me, in-STEP BLUE is the “mightyTOOL” for project management, configuration management and artefact regulation.”