Principles, Processes, and Themes – Under Control
A PRINCE2 project management tool for everything
PRINCE2 defines 7 basic principles as a pre-requisite for the use of PRINCE2. A business justification, conscious learning from experience and clearly defined roles and responsibilities are the foundation of any project.
PRINCE2 defines 7 topics: business case, organization, quality, plans, risks, changes and progress. The 7 themes are areas of knowledge and describe aspects of project management that need to continually be considered and dealt with throughout the course of a project.
PRINCE2 defines 7 processes: A process is a sequence of activities that generates results. PRINCE2 defines a structure for your project with these processes – from the preparation phase through the start of the project, its leadership, the management of stages and transitions, the delivery of products and the final closing of the project.
in-STEP BLUE supports you in your project management with PRINCE2 since all of the basic principles, themes and processes are supported directly in the software. You can use an assistant function to plan management and technical stages. Assign defined roles to staff members. Create templates for various products. Take stock of the risks, issues and change requirements with easy-to-use online forms. Manage project applications, requirements or ideas in a unified system. Everyone can work in a common environment.
PRINCE2 takes a process oriented approach. It also offers project management features on the basis of defined processes. in-STEP BLUE helps you to stick to processes given that all project planning takes place on the basis of processes. Every project has its own process in the software. If you happen to learn something new during a project then you can use this knowledge in an adjusted process in a new project. Sounds simple right? Because it is.
A method for any project
PRINCE2 is perfect for all kinds of projects. The project must be aligned with the business requirements and the business case. In-STEP BLUE offers you support during this process by continually monitoring your progress with status updates, messages and statistics. PRINCE2 is product oriented – that means the development of products and their results are the focus of the project. in-STEP BLUE makes your work easier with the use of numerous templates to help you create a range of products, documents and automatically well maintained cover pages. It also has a sophisticated versioning feature and a comprehensive rights-and-roles management system. PRINCE2 makes project management child’s play.
Customization made easy
PRINCE2 generally should be customized to the project situation at hand. Do you want to operate with a “skinny” version of PRINCE2 for smaller projects instead of with the entire comprehensive package as used with larger projects? You want to summarize your individual processes into one process? Or maybe you would like to work with PRINCE2 for planning and controlling purposes to make the execution as flexible as possible. This is no problem at all with in-STEP BLUE.
in-STEP BLUE can easily be adjusted by your team. You can create countless forms of communication with the software including: updates, perspectives, templates, forms, workflows, status reports, messages, roles, rights, permission settings, activities and products. The best thing is you don’t have to adjust in-STEP BLUE, you can start straight away if you like. Fast and with just a few clicks. in-STEP BLUE comes with the full power of PRINCE2. And if you would like to customize PRINCE2, then go right ahead.
Being in a team with software
Your staff members don’t all have to become PRINCE2 experts just because you want to work in a structured way in your organization. Support your team with a tool that helps them plan projects, articulate requirements, deal with risks, keep track of changes, work through issues or publish the results of phases. Every team member has their own roles and their individual rights. The entire team captured with in one software package.
Inform team members automatically about new work packages. Log working hours in your browser. Identify resource scarcity early on by keeping your employees in the know. The entire project and the entire organization benefit when your individual team members’ work is made easier.
“What convinced us was in-STEP BLUE’s ability to support both PRINCE2 and an effective document management. The greatest benefit of using in-STEP BLUE is the possibility to customize all processes to the needs of our organization on our own.”
Project Portfolio Manager, lekker Energie GmbH, PRINCE2 Award Winner with in-STEP BLUE
“How MEN benefits from in-STEP BLUE? Traceable processes, workflows and documents – not only in development.”
Managing Director MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH, MEN manages more than 1.2 million documents in in-STEP BLUE
“in-STEP BLUE is a tool that can be precisely adapted to the needs of users – and not vice versa. Coupled with a friendly and knowledgeable team – this is microTOOL.”
Managing Director QUi Gesellschaft für Qualität und Innovation mbH