Tools to Support the New Process

Previous attempts at introducing new processes had failed when the implementation proved too difficult or time-consuming for the staff. While they might agree with the conceptual need to plan and document, when these tasks became overwhelming, they were tempted to move on to the more exciting challenges of technology. Often, the customer encouraged them to cut corners as well, wanting to move quickly into visible, deliverable code. This approach turned out to be shortsighted when the code delivered did not meet the customer's real requirements, or the maintainability of the resulting system was diminished by loss of the original developer and lack of documentation for the unfortunate employee required to pick up support.

The methodology team determined that it was critical to ensure that easy-to-use tools were available to help the staff resist the urge to short-circuit the methodology. The team relied on a central repository, referred to as a toolkit, that contained an online textual version of the methodology. This generic toolkit was tailored to include the forms, templates, and examples that project leaders and team members would need to efficiently and consistently produce the required deliverables.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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