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Modules are reusable components for creating scenarios. A scenario consists of several modules. A module can be used in several scenarios.

A module contains the tasks and outcomes within a given topic area as well as the roles involved.

The figure below shows the modules of the Product/Service scenario.

HERMES contains all the modules needed for the standard scenarios. In addition, users can create organization-specific modules to form individual scenarios.

Overview of Modules

The following modules are part of HERMES 5. The table lists the modules in alphabetical order and describes their key features. Visit the task descriptions for further details.

Module Description

Agile Development

  • Steering of agile development using SCRUM
  • This module complements the Project Management module

Deployment Organization

  • Perform organizational tasks and take measures to support the transition from the old to the new status
  • Comprises organizational change management
  • Contains preliminary and final acceptance

Information Security and Data Protection

  • Determine information security and data protection requirements, assess risks, and create and implement measures to meet these requirements
  • Create an ISDP concept and continually document results

IT Migration

  • Replace an IT system
  • Conceive, plan, prepare, and conduct IT migration
  • Decommission legacy system

IT Operation

  • Create and implement operation with infrastructure and operational structure
  • Integrate and activate IT system

IT System

  • Implement IT system or integrate and document it
  • Refine system requirements, create system architecture, and review feasibility (proof of concept, by means of prototypes, if necessary)
  • Create detail specifications and implement system and integration

Organizational Structure

  • Develop an organizational structure with a development and a process structure, or change, implement, and deploy an organizational structure


  • Procurement by means of an open or a selective procedure and public tender
  • All other procurement is handled through the Project Management module
  • Procurement occurs in the Concept phase. If necessary, procurement can also occur in other phases


  • Design concept and create or procure product
  • IT systems are implemented and integrated using the IT System module

Project Foundations

  • Conduct a study to allow decision-making about the option to be chosen
  • Clarify legal framework and analyze protection needs
  • Establish the foundations for creating the project management plan and producing the project charter

Project Management

  • Plan and manage project and complete within defined parameters in terms of time, budget, and desired outcome
  • Know stakeholder interests, manage communication, and ensure decision-making
  • Manage risks, solve problems, and take into account lessons learnt
  • Agree and steer deliverables, lead change management and manage quality assurance

Project Steering

  • Initiate project, provide continual steering, and keep project in line with higher-level objectives and core organization requirements
  • Take into account and include stakeholder concerns, manage risks, and make decisions
  • Close project


  • Conceptualize, prepare, conduct, and document testing

Users can add to the standard modules by developing their own customized modules and integrating them into a scenario. HERMES Online supports this option. Examples of customized modules that could be developed by users:

  • Marketing  
  • Communication
  • HR Development
  • Training
  • Strategy Development
  • Deployment of Corporate Administration