There are many project management methodologies out there. Some are well established. Others have only emerged in the past few years What do they all do? How are they different? Which methodologies are used for what kinds of projects? Scrum, Lean, JAD, Agile, Waterfall to name but a few. We discuss these in simple terms - what they are, how they work and which types of projects they are suitable for.
Scrum is an Agile methodology that can be applied to many project types but is most commonly used in software development projects. The Scrum process is good for projects with rapidly changing requirements that require an iterative approach to development. Scrum has a simple framework and proposes the following values: Courage Focus Commitment Respect Openness […]
Prince2 is a globally recognised project management methodology built on proven principles and processes drawn from the real world of project management. It is an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments and this system of control is what practitioners say can improve capability over a number of areas important to business success. Prince2 was developed […]
PMBOK® or the Project Management Body of Knowledge describes a best practice set of standards, processes and terminology for project management. PMBOK® is a book, now in its 5th edition which is often used as course preparation for PMP and CAPM certifications. It is structured around five widely understood process groups that are common to […]
Agile project management methodology has emerged in the last decade as an alternative to traditional project management and is mostly used in software development and engineering. Agile is based on an iterative, flexible approach of developing small features, one by one, in a highly interactive way. The team reviews each feature after it is built […]
Project management methodologies have come a long way in the last few years. The last two decades have seen an evolution of project experience in organisations. Despite following the project management disciplines, many projects never succeeded, were not delivered on time or did not produce the products they set out to. This was mostly because […]