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 a sequential and logical flow of software development activities but research shows many IT project are:

  • Not delivered on time
  • Requirements are not met 
  • and an increase in budget slowly raises because you cannot get all the requirements right up front

Project Management Skills include leadership and motivation also: 

  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Controlling
  • Closing

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

So How Are We Different?

No matter what, we still require our project managers to understand the ten knowledge areas. This is because we feel this experience gives any project a more solid foundation to build upon.

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