Method123 Ltd

Method123 Ltd

April 06, 2009 09:30 ET

New Tools for Project Change Management Released

LA HABRA, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2009) - Today, Method123 Ltd announced the release of a suite of new Project Management Tools for managing change on projects.

The tools help Project Managers and teams to prevent what is commonly known in the industry as "scope creep". This is the most cause of project failure. Scope creep is when changes to the project scope cause delays and even worse, project cancellation.

"Scope creep is one of the hardest things to manage on a project" says Jason Westland, CEO of Method123 Ltd. "To manage the project scope effectively, you need to define the scope of the project upfront and then manage requests for change to the scope, throughout the Project Life Cycle. That's why the Change Management Process is critical to project success. An effective change process helps you monitor and control changes to the scope, so you can perform Project Tracking."

The new tools released at help a Project Manager to identify, track and approve changes to the project. "All projects encounter change at some point. It's because during the project life cycle, the business needs change and that puts pressure on the project delivery" says Westland. "So the trick is to monitor change requests using smart tools. That's where Method123 comes in. We offer smart Project Management Template tools which help teams identify change requests and then put them through an approval process to deny or confirm the change. Confirmed changes to the project scope are then implemented in a formal and controlled fashion. It's often at this point that the tools recommend that a change in the delivery date or resourcing. It makes sense that if you're changing the project scope, then the delivery date or resourcing needs will change. By controlling the scope, delivery date and project resourcing, the project manager can keep the project on track. It's that simple!"

The new tools released include a suite of Project Management Templates for projects. The templates include a Change Management Process, Change Request Form and Change log or Register. The template tools make it easier to log and track change requests, saving project team's time and effort. The templates are included in the overall Project Management Kit which includes all of the templates that project managers and teams need to keep projects on track.

Method123 Ltd already has more than 200,000 customers in 280 countries around the world using their templates to deliver projects. The latest Change Management templates released today, add further strength to their offering. Method123 Ltd is based in New Zealand, and was the first provider to offer Project Management Templates over the web.

In addition to their online templates offering, they offer a complete Project Management Methodology as well as Project Management Software software. In the future, they hope to complete their suite of tools by creating the world's first online community for project management. They are already well on their way, as their bi-weekly newsletter reaches more than a million people around the globe.

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