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Best Practice Models

Best Practice models provide a starting point for developing and implementing processes. The focus of a 'Best Practice' model is to shorten the design and development effort and shorten the overall time to implementation of a process.


The following 'Best Practice' processes can shorten the time to implementation considerably if integrated into your management system correctly.


The significant opportunity is to take the best of all of the best practice processes into your organisation.

Best Practice Models


PRINCE2® is a Project management Process that is ready to implement and use in your organisation. PRINCE2® is becoming a popular process to serve as a starting point for establishing a project management process in your organisation.
ITIL IT Infrastructure Library is a collection of Best Practice Guides that help you establish IT Service Delivery processes and establish process interface to other parts of an IT Organisation.
PMBoK Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) created by the Project Management Institute in the USA. This process provides both a Body of Knowledge and a process framework for implementation of project management in your organisation.
MSP Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) is a guide to establishing a Best Practice Programme Management process within your organisation. The guide and training provide sufficient information to shorten the time to implementation.
TSP / PSP The Team Software Process and the Personal Software Process are two well defined processes that can be implemented to achieve agile and rapid software deliveries with very low defect rates. The methods rely on very practical and effective training of the team members.
DSDM Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) is an agile development method that builds upon close teamworking with the users and the developers and uses an iterative and incremental style of development to deliver benefits quickly and regularly.
EVO Evolutionary Project Management (EVO) is a complete and simple ready to implement process covering Requirements Management, Project Management and Software Design and Development. The book 'Competitive Engineering' by Tom Gilb provides an excellent introduction into the full range of capabilities of the processes.
Six Sigma Six Sigma is a set of training, techniques, and methods to reduce defects and improve the effectiveness of the organisation.
Lean Thinking Lean thinking is an approach to creating value and flow to customers and eliminating waste.
TOGAF The Open Group Architecture Framework provides a well structured and complete process for establishing and implementing Enterprise Architectures.
Extreme Programming - XP Team based Software Engineering using Agile Principles.
SCRUM Team based Software Engineering using Agile Principles.
RUP The Rational Unified Process is a collection of processes and practices for developing sotware using incremental and iterative approaches. This process is closely aligned with UML.
ISO 12207 An international standard that identifies the processes necessary for acquisition, delivery and maintenance of software. This standard has been used in the current version of the TickIT guide.

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