The Themes

The themes describe the skills and procedures that are applied repeatedly in multiple processes.

Business Case:
Documents how and where the business justification for the project is created, checked and adjusted. Also clarifies who is responsible for the business justification.

Organisation:
Defines the roles and responsibilities in the project management team, clarifies how these can be delegated and describes who is responsible for what within a project. This theme also identifies the need for a communication management strategy and specifies how and when this will be drawn up.

Quality: 
Includes explanations of the components of a quality management strategy and describes how quality will be defined and verified, identifying the processes in which this will occur, the degree of detail required and the level at which the quality issue will be addressed (project, project's products, sub-products).

Plans: 
Specifies which plans can and must be present in a project, who is responsible for creating them, how this is to be carried out and what items they should include.

Risks: 
Includes explanations of the components of a risk management strategy and the procedures for analysing risks, planning countermeasures and monitoring the risk status on an ongoing basis. Defines who is responsible for the strategy and for implementing the measures.

Change: 
Specifies how to evaluate and deal with issues (problems, concerns, requests for change, off-specifications) that could potentially have an impact on a project. Also defines a configuration management strategy to ensure reliable documentation and filing of the delivered products.

Progress: 
Covers the mechanisms for monitoring and comparing actual performance with the performance targets.

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