Resources for PIE leads

This page aims to bring together all the key resources on the PIE Abacus for PIE Leads in any medium to large organisation and any others in comparable roles, such as independent (contracted) trainers and consultants.

It signposts to the material which is otherwise spread across multiple pages, in outlining all the ways that this remarkably versatile software can be used.

Much of this - at least what is available in text form - is already gathered in a downloadable document - the 'essential briefing' : HERE

But here we also have links to some of the non-text material - mainly in audio or video format - that is particularly for the benefit of PIE leads, to highlight the flexibility of the software - how a relatively few relatively simple features can have the maximum scope.

The simplest, most effective way to evaluate and improve your PIE from Daniel O'Brien on Vimeo.

Library items

'The PIE Abacus - essential briefing for PIE leads' (and any others in comparable roles) : HERE.

Weighing the costs and ‘value added’ of the PIE Abacus : HERE

PIElink pages

The Pizazz on paper or on screen : HERE

Getting started with an Abacus 'customer account' : HERE

FAQ - PIE Abacus licence costs summary' : HERE

PIE Abacus uses and terms of use: HERE.

Costs and sustainability : HERE

Costs as income : HERE


For applications in particular settings, see:

The PIE Abacus – in medium to large agencies HERE

The PIE Abacus – in local practice networks : HERE

The PIE Abacus – in smaller 'stand alone' services HERE

The PIE Abacus – as a research tool : HERE

The PIE Abacus – in communities of practice : HERE

The PIE Abacus – in service user-led assessments : HERE

The PIE Abacus – with services using PIEs1 : HER


All PIE Abacus FAQs HERE

Piloting of the PIE Abacus

Gareth Williams of POBL, on using PIEs 2, and piloting the PIE Abacus.

Pizazz and the PIE Abacus; the work we now have to do for ourselves: HERE

Key aims of the pilot : HERE

Timescales and time commitment HERE

The story so far : HERE

The Pizazz approach

For the overall introduction to the Pizazz, see Introducing the Pizazz: HERE

For a note on current and future costs of using the Pizazz, see Pizazz costs and sustainability: HERE

The pen-and-paper version

The basic Pizazz assessment summary sheets are  HERE

The Pizazz Handbook, 'Useful questions',  is HERE

Pizazz assessment levels guidance is HERE

Advice for Pizazz assessment facilitators is HERE

Creative Commons licence terms are HERE