Framework has developed its Professional Services delivery methodology as a traditional “waterfall” methodology, built with input from the following
- Framework’s Deployment Expertise - developed from the delivery of a large number of successful projects into the Private Equity market
- PRINCE2 - senior members of Framework’s delivery team are PRINCE2 qualified and selected disciplines from PRINCE2 are incorporated into the methodology
- Lessons Learned - from previous projects, which are formally played back into the methodology at Project Closure
The Framework methodology lays out the requirements and remit for each stage. It is important to note, however, that responsibility for the completion of each of the tasks within the stage may reside either with Framework or with the client, depending on the needs of each particular project.
The main advantage of the Framework Professional Services Methodology is that it seeks to understand and agree the scope of the project early on in its life, during the “Workshop” stage above. This maximises the chances of an effective and well-planned go-live, with minimum risk of overruns, scope-creep and challenges with user-adoption. It makes communication, testing and training easy to plan. It also allows for a re-estimation of the plan, project costs and phasing. With this approach, Change Control can be managed effectively. This is performed by assessing impact on risk, timescales and cost. The project manager can relatively quickly analyse what impact a change will have on the system, as the “baseline” is described clearly from the analysis performed in the Workshop stage.