The PIE Abacus with services using PIEs1

The PIE Abacus  with services using PIEs1

For simplicity and consistency, the Pizazz on paper was created and published using the PIEs 2.0 framework. Yet there are many services that do continue to use - and some to promote - the earlier PIEs 1 (or 'classic') framework.

On the whole, we would usually suggest transitioning from PIEs 1 to PIEs 2.  This is because it is rather harder to cite specific examples of practice, in the terms of PIEs 1 - although some areas, such as 'training and support', 'using the build environment', and a specific 'psychological model' - do lend themselves quite well to this.

But for those services that have invested time and effort into modelling themselves with PIEs 1, we have developed a version of customising of the PIE iAbacus that will allow you to use and copy in all the data that you may have, using the earlier model.

The full account, PIEs 2, is still there, only hidden behind the PIEs 1 phrasing; and where it does prove to be more useful to transition gradually to the more comprehensive account, this should now be relatively easy to manage.


For a brief introduction to customising the PIE Abacus, see Customising the PIE Abacus : HERE

For an overall summary of how customising of the PIE Abacus can be put to work in a variety of situations, see 'PIE Abacus - essential briefing for PIE leads' (and any others in comparable roles), HERE


See also:  Using PIEs 1 with Pizazz : HERE

Also:  What do we mean by a PIE? : HERE





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

PIElink pages

The PIE Abacus - an on-line Pizazz (summary) : HERE

What are people saying about the PIE Abacus? : HERE

Costs and sustainability : HERE

Use and terms of use : HERE

Ambition and modesty : HERE

A single framework : HERE

Customising the PIE Abacus : HERE


All PIE Abacus FAQs HERE


Library items

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


The PIE Abacus - applications in particular settings:

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