PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a framework for controlling major programmes and projects. It is extensively used in the main by the public sector, although it now has wider recognition in the private sector too.
It is widely recognised as an effective programme/project methodology because of its focus on the business rather than technical aspects of managing projects. It provides a defined structure for breaking the project down into manageable and controllable stages.
The downside is that PRINCE2 does not take any real account of contractual terms and therefore it is often the case that best practice usage of PRINCE2 contradicts roles, responsibilities and obligations detailed in the contract terms. This can lead to inadvertent erosion of specialist partner responsibilities and unanticipated chargeable change controls.
Using our ACCELERATE methodology enhances PRINCE2 to take account of contractual terms and specialist partner responsibilities, thus preventing any erosion of the purchasing organisation being able to rely on the advice of its specialist partner. Use of ACCELERATE also reduces implementation time and helps to ensure the purchasing organisation derives its business outcomes much earlier in its organisational change programme.
ITIL® was designed to help put a documentation framework around best practice for IT Service Management. Prior to the development of ITIL, most documentation for service management models was rather ad-hoc, resulting in inconsistent benchmarks being developed to measure service standards. There is now a professional qualification scheme to support the knowledge and practice of ITIL.
Although ITIL is specifically designed around improving IT services through the use of best practice processes, as with PRINCE2, there is no practical account taken of contractual terms. This often results in responsibilities for your service delivery partner being inadvertently eroded by the purchasing organisation.
Through adoption of our ACCELERATE methodology the effectiveness of ITIL is enhanced to take account of contractual terms and specialist partner responsibilities, thus preventing any erosion of the purchasing organisation being able to rely on the advice of its specialist partner.
Our ACCELERATE methodology also reduces implementation time and helps to ensure the purchasing organisation derives its outcomes much earlier in its service delivery process.