Application with other methods and practices

HERMES defines the outcomes and the general course of the project. However, HERMES does not prescribe which methods and practices should be used to produce the outcomes. HERMES is thus supplemented by subject-specific methods and practices in the course of the project (see Figure 32). Users, developers and operators define these and coordinate them with the tasks, outcomes and roles according to HERMES.

Figure 32: Use of supplementary methods and practices
Figure 32: Use of supplementary methods and practices

The following points must be observed when supplementary methods and practices are used:

  1. The tasks, outcomes and roles of project steering and project management are always based on HERMES and cannot be replaced by other methods.
  2. The phase model and milestones remain in place.
  3. Specifications on the use of methods and practices are recorded in the project management plan.