FreeBalance’s Agile Implementation Methodology

Skopje in Macedonia

Government Specific


FreeBalance’s proprietary, ISO-9001:2015 certified agile implementation methodology is unique in that it covers software implementation, software customization for customers, and software product development.

This is not a generic project management technique. It’s a government specific project management methodology, having evolved from almost 40 years of experience in Public Financial Management (PFM) and government transformation.

A-i3+qM™ leverages agile techniques using reference models aided by visual communications through demonstrations, workshops, storyboards, prototypes and proofs-of-concept to deliver working Government Resource Planning (GRP) software within six months. Modules are implemented in overlapping phases. The methodology delivers effective public sector project management and quality assurance in government.

Methodology Success Factors

A-i3+qM™ supports key success factors:

  • Continuous quality delivery
    through agile accelerated methodology

  • Public sector focus
    through unique business model

  • Specialized resources
    through staff expertise

  • Government implementation experience
    through 40 year track record

  • Ease of adaptability
    through massive configuration

  • Rapid adaptability
    through reference blueprints


Our methodology has the following benefits:

Designed for Government

Designed for Government

The key to implementation success is to provide methods of meeting the needs of government customers and to make it easy to configure and implement.

Functionality Beyond Development Schedules

Functionality Beyond Development Schedules

We provide agile methods needed to support government schedules rather than having governments adapt to any pre-established delivery schedules.

Both Product and Implementation

Both Product and Implementation

This requires a need for an approach that leverages the best of services and product development methodologies.

Agile government project management

We Understand the Responsibility to Succeed

The methodology eliminates many legacy waterfall processes that lead to government implementation problems.

Supporting Countries with Varying Needs

Supporting Countries with Varying Needs

The methodology is customer-centric to support localization, capacity, reform and sustainability needs of government implementations.

Quality Assurance in Government

A-i3+qM™ is a government project management methodology that ensures high quality government implementations.

What are the Major Challenges of Managing Government Projects?

Government implementations are different to private sector implementations. There are six key considerations that must be included in every private sector project management plan for a successful IFMIS implementation:

Project Preparation

To ensure a common understanding of objectives, success factors, scope, and resources

Designed for Government

Country and Government Analysis

To determine appropriate good practices and support reform strategies

Technology Analysis

To identify technology needs, practices, upgrading, and integration needs

Project Governance

To support vendor and client accountability, project communications and decision-making

Product Governance

To enable configuration and customization decisions, including avoidance of poor practices and manual steps


To support future PFM reform, upgrading, capacity building, and knowledge management

Additional Reading

How to Modernize FMIS Procurement So, how can governments modernize procurement to improve FMIS success rates when developing Requests for Proposals (RFPs)? Our experience recommends that governments should question FMIS procurement practices that are based on the rationale that this is ‘how it has always been done’ and address ‘risky’ risk management as follows: Read More
FMIS Procurement: A Greek Tragedy As a Public Financial Management (PFM) and Government Resource Planning (GRP) specialist, FreeBalance has worked on hundreds of government procurement proposals. Understandably, governments are skittish when it comes to the implementation of a Financial Management Information System (FMIS) as there are indisputable risks to the project. Often this results in complex procurement processes that ostensibly… Read More
Practical Advice on Optimizing your GRP Project FreeBalance conducts internal Financial Management Information System (FMIS) implementation audits. The process has improved over time with over 100 performance indicators. Read More

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