Project Management Methods

Traditional Projects Management

In a traditional project using the waterfall model, it is important to get the requirements right up front. If they need change, they go through a change process. 

The model stresses the sequential and logical flow of software development activities but research shows the following:

  • Projects were not delivered on time
  • Requirements are not met 
  • and due to the fact that you cannot meet all the requirements at once, the budget slowly increases

In addition to leadership and motivation, project management includes:

  • Project Initiation
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Controlling
  • Closing

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading association for those who consider project management. 

Factors in IT Project success include:

  • Understanding the goals & objectives
  • Provide a realistic timescale
  • Excellent communication with the client
  • Never promise anything you cannot deliver
  • Team meetings, collaboration motivation and rewards
  • Identifying the assumptions
  • Risk management
  • Identify any constraints
  • Proper project management
  • End-user training and proper project closure