Tailor PMBOK, TOGAF and project managemnt process to fit your project
Found a standard or process framework (e.g. TOGAF, PMBOK and etc.) not fit your project well? Sometimes you may want to add some additional activities (i.e. meetings) and process deliverable (domain specific logs). Visual Paradigm features a Just-in-Time Process Map that comes with numerous process templates - PMBOK, TOGAF and Project Management. The templates are customizable, meaning that you can add and modify work items to support your specific project needs.
Define your own process work items and include it into the process map. For example, you may add a work item for a particular stakeholder meeting.
For each work item, define its steps and the actions to perform. Over hundreds of actionable items is available for use and customization.
Add and remove rows and columns into the map to fit your process needs. Re-arrange, add and remove actionable work items to reflect the activities to be performed. Configure your own process map to cope with your specific business problem and situation.
Work items is the most important part of a process in that they represent the actual activities to perform and the information required under the process. The Work Item Composer features an array of authoring features that facilitate the development work items both for instructing process workers and for collecting the information required by the process.
Reduce the complexity of a work by breaking down a work item into multiple steps. This allows the completion of work gradually from one stage to the next.
Action artifacts are the heart of work items in that they define the actions to perform. A rich set of actions can be defined for a wide range of purposes:
Provide guidance to process workers on how to complete a step. Document the instructions and include examples. You can write with rich text and include images and URLs in the content.
Sometimes, a work item involves receiving inputs from a user, does some work on or based on the inputs, and returns the results as outputs. You can define inputs for your work item. Depending on the kind of input defined, it may be a reference of output produced by another work item, or a request of information to be provided in runtime.
Besides process execution, you also can produce reports with the information collected under the work items. The drag-and-drop Doc. Composer allows you to build reports with the data you need and in the order you preferred. In runtime, when the information required by a report is provided, a Word report will be automatically generated.
Doc. Composer is a powerful report builder designed for custom report production. The report builder consists of a document editor and a list of process work items and artifacts. To develop a report, simply drag the artifacts onto the document in the order you preferred, and that's all! Report development has never been easier.
Configure the visual file cabinet to fit your need. By associating the process reports to the drawers, documents will be generated and archived in the drawers in runtime.
Work items are managed in a central repository. You can keep a single set of work item definition and reuse them in multiple processes. Changes made to the work item can be easily applied to processes in few clicks.