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What are the different types of Methodologies used in managing a project? Where can I find more information on the differences between them? Thank you!

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by Jorge Valdes In reply to Project Management Method ...

Hi:

There are many methologies on the subject. but there are more techniques associated to this discipline such as risk management, vendor management, earned value technique, and more:


I would recommend several sources, depending on your subject:

www.pmi.org
www.pmboulevard.com
www.goalqpc.com (which has published a great work known as PM Memory Jogger).

There are a lot of books available on this subject, I would recommend the following:

- PM Body of Knowledge (Available freeat PMI site)
- Mastering Project Management : Applying Advanced Concepts of Systems Thinking, Control and Evaluation, Resource Allocation By: James P. Lewis
- Earned Value Project Management by Quentin W. Fleming
- In search of excelence in PM bye Harold Kerzner
- Winning in Business With Enterprise Project Management By: Paul C. Dinsmore

Good Luck!!

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by RealGem In reply to Project Management Method ...

People use methodologies to mean many things. Sometimes it means the PM deliverables, sometimes it means the strategy. It depends who you talk to. Also, there is a difference between PM methodology (which describes plans, etc.) and delivery methodologies (e.g. requirements, test plans, etc.)

I've not seen a comparison of methodologies, but I've seen a few methodologies myself and they are all very similar. They normally differ in their naming conventions and deliverable structure. There will be variation across industries, but assuming that you are interested only in IT methodologies, you will see a lot of similarity.

As previously posted, PMI offers a sort of methodology, although you would have a hard time applying it because it is very general. Many companies offer PM methodologies, such as DMR and SPC. Many more companies have developed their own. I recommend using an internet search engine to scan for companies that offer them. You should be able to find many free samples of methodologies or components. Search for PM methodologies or for deliverable names like "project plan", "change request", etc. You can use this to come to your own conclusions about them.

If you are interested in the other definition, then I suggest the book "Rapid Development" from Microsoft Press. It can tell you about waterfall, RAD, and other approaches to structuring projects. It's a good read, too.

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by jgum In reply to Project Management Method ...

If you want to really understand Project Management contact the Project Management Institute at www.pmi.org.

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by smithjj In reply to Project Management Method ...

I strongly recommend using the project management techniques espoused by Eli Goldratt in "Critical Chain". You can save up to 50% of the planned project time by following these techniques.

Check out www.goldratt.com

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by michelm In reply to Project Management Method ...

Most PM methods are very similar and follow a task or activity based approach. There are many books about them. The most prominent tool in this area might be Microsoft Project. These activity based methods work very well, when the project has a repeating character and is purley subject oriented. As soon as additional factors are added (e.g. soft factors like people, organisations, etc) these method doen't offer good support.

I can recommend a PM method that follows another way and which has been proven to be very good. Its name is Goal Directed Project Managemnt (GDPM). Have a look at amazon.com where you will find the associated book.
If you need any additional information about GDPM let me know.

regards

Michel

Most Methods Generally I distinguish task/activity or goal oriented methodologies. If you kn

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