WPM has for many years produced Bespoke products in the areas of Bid, Project and Programme Management, supporting clients with their consultancy and training requirements. From these products WPM has developed a project management method in collaboration with its blue chip clients. The project method is fully PRINCE2 conformant, fully documented with supporting training material, and is used by many thousands of staff in over 20 major organisations across Europe.
The Simply Projects® Method
WPM’s Simply Projects® Method is documented in a single volume comprising 5 self-contained booklets, all based on the PRINCE2 Project Management Methodology. The booklets guide staff on how to manage projects.
PRINCE2 is a Registered Trade Mark of the Office of Government Commerce.
Booklet 1: Essentials
Booklet 2: Managing a Low Risk Project
Booklet 3: Managing a Medium Risk Project
Booklet 4: Managing a High Risk Project
Booklet 5: Reference Information
The method has been written to be easy for Project Managers to follow, taking the project chronologically, rather than being a reference book where the reader has to know where to look to find the topic of immediate interest. In particular, the Low Risk Project booklet (for simple projects) uses the minimum of project management jargon to make it easy to read for relatively inexperienced project managers. The booklets make the PRINCE2 methodology easy to understand and apply to projects in the real world.
A key feature of the Method is the classification of projects into three types by reference to a set of pre-determined criteria that apply to all your projects and are applicable across the organisation. These types determine the level of management effort required for each project.
Low Risk Project
A Low Risk Project will have a single delivery stage. The direction for the project will come from a trimmed-down Project Board, usually consisting of the Project Executive and Senior User (the Executive assuming the Senior Supplier role too). A minimal set of documentation will be used to manage a Low Risk Project.