Project Management Methodologies

Being a project manager is a tough, high-pressure job. One of the most crucial and early decisions a project manager has to make is adopting a suitable project management methodology for the project.

There are several project management methodologies that are based on different approaches to project management. Some follow a sequential pattern – Waterfall, Critical Chain and Critical Path; some are more dynamic, like those in the Agile family – Agile, Scrum, and Kanban; some others are process-based such as Lean, Six, Sigma, and PRiSM, and some are standard-based such as PRINCE2 or the PMBOK methods of project management.

Project management methodologies bring structure and definition to project progress. Method to madness, if you will.