The Project Process Templates (PPT) define the standardized phase/stage-gate process that your organization wants all projects using this process to follow. Projects in PD-Trak are created from a PPT. These process templates are highly configurable. Pages and tools can be turned off for situations where a simpler set of tools is required. Many elements are configurable including phase names, gates or milestones that separate each phase, tasks and documents/deliverables, functional ownership of tasks , document templates, metrics, pre-assigned resources based on the type of project process, etc.
Multiple phase/stage-gate processes can be defined. For example, you can have a more comprehensive process for a totally new product; a streamlined version of this process for a product modification, product upgrade or product line extension; and a separate process for technology development or platform development project that does not directly lead to a new product. If a product has embedded software, you can have a process for software development and integration.