A methodology provides systematic and consistent approach(s) to implement a concept. It comprises of detailed steps or activities or process with techniques, tools and guidance to implement a concept.
It is not essential for a methodology to offer a solution, but a range of options based upon "true and tried" practical approaches that can be applied to solve a problem or implement a concept.
A methodology does not provide solutions, but offers a range of best practice approaches that can be applied. For example the Queensland Government ICT planning methodology assists agencies in undertaking ICT resources (investment) strategic planning activities and has a range of techniques and tools to help agencies apply a systematic and consistent approach to collecting and analysing their information, application and technology assets .
Examples of Methodology