Methods and tools

Ensuring methods and tools are adopted and used effectively throughout the organisation.

There is a wide range of methods and tools supporting areas such as — but not limited to — planning, development, testing, operation, management and maintenance of systems.
Activities may include — but are not limited to:

- assessing, selecting and implementing methods and tools
- measuring, tailoring, improving and automating the use of methods and tools.

Level 3: Apply
Provides support on the use of existing methods and tools.
Configures methods and tools within a known context.
Creates and updates the documentation of methods and tools.
Level 4: Enable
Provides advice and guidance to support the adoption of methods and tools and adherence to policies and standards.
Tailors processes in line with agreed standards and evaluation of methods and tools.
Reviews and improves usage and application of methods and tools.
Level 5: Ensure, advise
Provides advice, guidance and expertise to promote adoption of methods and tools and adherence to policies and standards.
Evaluates and selects appropriate methods and tools in line with agreed policies and standards. Contributes to organisational policies, standards, and guidelines for methods and tools.
Implements methods and tools at programme, project and team levels including selection and tailoring in line with agreed standards.
Manages reviews of the benefits and value of methods and tools. Identifies and recommends improvements.
Level 6: Initiate, influence
Develops organisational policies, standards, and guidelines for methods and tools.
Sets direction and leads in the introduction and use of techniques, methodologies and tools, to meet business requirements.
Leads the development of organisational capabilities for methods and tools to ensure consistent adoption and adherence to policies and standards.