PM-Methodologies

Agile Scrum

Agile (also known as Scrum) is a software development methodology emphasizing change reaction capabilities, efficiency and quality.

Agile refers to collaboration and interaction between different departments at enterprise level and delivers the successful product with individual contribution. Agile methodology promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development & delivery, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change in your project management.
The advantages of Agile methodology:

  • Indication of rapidly changing unexpected requirements.
  • Focus on skilled, self-motivated developers.
  • Real-time communication based task management.
  • Involving client in the process.
  • Concise, sufficient documentation for end-users.
  • Helps minimizing risks.

Sciforma 6.0 allows you:

  • Review backlog items.
  • Upload project documentation.
  • Plan short term actions.
  • Actually feed data and updated evaluations.
  • Review planning boards for Scrum meetings.
  • Update progress in real time
  • Review Scrum reports.

Critical Chain

A Critical Chain (also known as Theory of Constrains -TOC) methodology is essential for managing a large number of projects simultaneously. Critical Chain methodology can help you intelligently distribute your resources, budget and schedule defined for each project.
Portfolio projects management require shared resources and synchronization, creating dependencies between the different projects schedules. As a result, any disruption to the schedule of one project inevitably creates disruptions on other projects. This may lead to a destructive loop of disruptions of all projects up to a loss of control in managing schedules and resources of the portfolio.
Technology Sciforma has the ability to schedule projects by managing Buffers structured system, and taking a complex task and resource into account, while protecting the project finish date.

The advantages of the critical chain methodology are:
Closing projects according to or sooner than schedule.
Does not allow multi-tasking. Each task must be completed before moving on to the next task.
Lengths of tasks set based on safety margins are removed.
Synchronization of multi-project to multi-project resource planning.
Buffer management for protecting the critical chain and project’s completion date.

With Sciforma 5.0, you can:
Create a reverse system from the constrained completion to the project’s start date.
Feed estimated time duration and safety margin duration for each task.
Remove resources which may affect the project planning.
Identify the critical chain in respect of tasks and resource dependencies.
Calculate buffers for the project to protect the critical chain and project’s forced completion.
Plan and Execute Multi-project management allowing resource synchronization such that meets those projects capabilities.
Manage Buffer and critical chain by means of Gantt presentation and control reports

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Stage Gate

Phase Gate or Gate Phase is a horizontal methodology that is commonly used as project management tool. This methodology divides the project into stages or phases and each stage is separated by gates. These phases are performed one after the other according to a predefined order. Each phase has one main task and number of related activities and deliverables that need to done as a condition to continue to the next phase.
The Phase / Stage can also be used as project milestones.
Sage Gate methodology places great emphasis on collection and analysis of all project requirements before the project begins, and the main idea is that once you finish one phase movie to the next phase you do not go back to that phase.
Stage Gate greatest advantage is that project management can concentrate on completing each task independently at each phase .This phase separation allows schedules to be set and maintained. Using Sciforma Technology you can easily build multiple Templates of various phases that are suitable for your projects.