Project Methodologies

Further information on Project Methodologies including relevant links and guidance

What is a 'project methodology'?

A project methodology is a framework for managing projects.  It provides a 'roadmap' for the planning & day-to-day management of a project, acting as a reminder of what needs to be considered at the different stages of the project.

There are many recognised project methodologies, including PRINCE2, Agile, APM but all follow similar guidelines and project phases: - Initiation, Planning, Execution and Closure.

What project methodologies are supported on this site?

Within this website, there are four different types of project methodologies available, each contains a default set of associated templates:

  1. Simple set (suitable for any kind of project)
  2. Software set
  3. Customised set
  4. Agile set

Regardless of which of the 4 methodologies is selected for a new project on this website, any of the available templates can be added as and when required. A full list of additional templates is available at the bottom of this page.  All 4 methodology sets include project logs (issue/change, milestones, plans, risks, estimation, actions, stakeholders and meetings).

1. Simple Template Set

The tables below shows the default document templates that are automatically created for a 'simple' style of project.  After creation, additional templates can be added as required.

 

 Initiate

 Plan

 Execute                       

 Deliver                     

 Close     

 Project Proposal                  

 Project Brief                 

                                       

 Completion Report               

 

 Project Logs (user must be added to the project group)

 Issue/Change Log      Milestone       Plan Log     Risk Log     Estimation Log      Actions Log    Stakeholder List       Meeting Logs        

 Project Journal

 RAG reporting

 

2. Software Template Set

The tables below shows the default document templates that are automatically created for a 'software' style of project.  After creation, additional templates can be added as required.

 Initiate

 Plan

 Execute

 Deliver           

  Close

 

 Project proposal         

 Terms of Reference            

 Business Requirements

 System Design Specification

 Technical Architecture

 Implementation Plan

 Build Test Document

 Integration Test Document

 User Acceptance Test Plan

 Deployment Checklist

 System Description Document   

                                    

 Closure Report             

 

 Project Logs ( user must be added to the project group )

 Issue/Change Log      Milestone       Plan Log     Risk Log     Estimation Log      Actions Log    Stakeholder List       Meeting Logs 

 Project Journal

 RAG reporting

 

 

3. Custom Template Set

The tables below shows the optional document templates that are offered for a 'custom' style of project.  After creation, additional templates can be added as required.

 

 Initiate

 Plan

 Execute

 Deliver           

 Close

 Major Project Assessment Tool

 Radar Assessment for Major Projects 

 Project proposal 

 Project Brief

 Terms of Reference

 Business Requirements

 System Design Specification

 Technical Architecture

 Implementation Plan

 Build Test Document

 Integration Test Document

 Service Level Agreement

 Operational Level Agreement

 User Acceptance Test Plan

 Deployment Checklist

 System Description Document   

                          

 

 Completion Report  

 Closure Review

 

 Project Logs ( user must be added to the project group )

 Issue/Change Log      Milestone       Plan Log     Risk Log     Estimation Log      Actions Log    Stakeholder List       Meeting Logs 

 Project Journal

 RAG reporting

 

 

4. Agile Template Set

The tables below shows the default document templates that are automatically created for an 'agile' style of project.  After creation, additional templates can be added as required.

In addition to the outline templates detailed below, there is additional information and guidance about the agile process on the agile Wiki at https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/display/AProj/Agile+Projects+Home

 

 Initiate

 Plan

 Execute

 Deliver             

 Close

 Project proposal           

 Project Brief                     

 Personas 

 User Stories

 System Description Document   

 Technical Architecture

 Deployment Checklist

                                       

 Completion Report       

 

 Project Logs ( user must be added to the project group )

 Issue/Change Log      Milestone       Plan Log     Risk Log     Estimation Log      Actions Log    Stakeholder List       Meeting Logs    

 Project Journal

 RAG reporting

 

 

Full listing of additional templates available

  • Major Project Assessment Tool
  • Radar Assessment for Major Projects
  • Project Brief
  • Terms of Reference
  • Personas
  • User Stories
  • Business Requirements
  • System Design Specification
  • Technical Architecture Document
  • MyEd Channel Requirements
  • Build Test
  • Implementation Plan
  • Integration Test Document
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Deployment Checklist
  • Service Level Agreement
  • Operational Level Agreement
  • Jira Log
  • System Description Document
  • Closure report
  • Closure review
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