Proven Methodology Ensures Customers Are Positioned for Success

The StartNow Methodology delivers ServiceNow project management best practices based on experience gathered from thousands of implementations. Five stages guide customers through implementation while a sixth stage focuses on post‑implementation adoption of ServiceNow across the organization, continual service improvement and further business transformation. StartNow provides project managers with everything they need to manage a ServiceNow deployment, including a project plan with embedded templates and collateral.


The StartNow Methodology is embedded within the StartNow Application and is based on best practices from successful implementations. This ensures customers are positioned for success from the start. Additional benefits include:

Deploy Rapidly with Iterative Approach

Address rapidly changing development needs with sprints that accelerate time‑to‑value

Implement and test new requirements to determine release‑ready functionality and minimize risk

Manage Project Status

Monitor, track and check overall project status and document risks, issues, decisions, actions and changes using the StartNow Application

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Additional Information

The ServiceNow StartNow Methodology utilizes functionality from the ServiceNow Project Portfolio Management and Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) applications.

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    Establish a project strategy and schedule for the deployment

  • Services prepare icon


    Build the base platform for deployment

  • Services operate icon


    Prepare for go-live and transition to operation

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    Determine requirements for success

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    Configure the platform iteratively

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    Improve service continually