The APT Methodology
The APT Methodology (known online as APT Online) is a powerful browser based project management tool providing a cost effective approach to controlling project management and systems development. It is concise, flexible and easy to use.
The APT Methodology is a full life cycle Methodology incorporating all the phases in the development and system acquisition life cycle along with additional phases addressing the management of IT facilities. Each phase of the Methodology contains detailed activity and task lists and is supported by template documents to help you plan and manage your projects. Put simply, APT saves you re-inventing the wheel and introduces the culture of 'like projects being done in a like manner'.
The APT Methodology Development Lifecycle
Benefits of a Proven Methodology
APT reduces the risk of projects by introducing a stable and structured environment. Startup times are reduced dramatically by decreasing the learning curve for project initiation and planning and providing instant access to project structure and templates over the Internet or Corporate intranet without the need of loading any software.
Fully browser based, APT adds a new level of flexibility to the strength and value of a Methodology. Flexibility such as being able to modify tasks and templates to be specific to your organisation or exporting project activities directly into Microsoft Project for detailed scheduling and resourcing. This functionality provides you with a methodology that can easily become part of your evolving information systems culture.
Three Levels of Methods
The APT Methodology has three distinct levels incorporating enterprise management, project management and systems development or acquisition. The methodology is designed to be use as a whole or modular allowing you to use parts of APT with other methods suitable to your project environment.
Top level view of the APT Methodology
APT and Quality
The APT Methodology is fully aligned with, and able to support, Quality Management Systems compliant to ISO 9001.
The APT Methodology has a strong project management focus with a complete phase dedicated to the initiation, planning, control and reviewing of projects. While aimed at Information Systems, the Project Management Phase can equally be used in all types of projects.The APT Methodology Project Lifecycle
The APT Methodology -
- Provides a structure and framework for consistency across your projects
- Contains template documents for task deliverables
- Highlights and improves the review and approval process
- Provides direct exporting capability into Microsoft Project
- Addresses development, package selection and supplier selection
- Is customisable to your size and type of projects
- Addresses the risks at the start of your project where they can do the least damage
- Is easy to use and therefore, will be used!
APT Online, is available over the internet using your standard Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers without installing any additional plug-ins or software. Simply login using your username and password and you can access APT Online wherever you have internet access.