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Methodology

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 .

A methodology adds process to a framework to assist in the implementation of the concept. In other words, a methodology has an underlying framework but a framework is not a methodology.

Examples of Methodology

Business Value Analysis (BVA)


See Also

Framework
Process
Guidelines
Principles
Policy
Standards
Blueprint
Template


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