How to choose the right project management methodology

There are so many different project management methods that it can be difficult for you to choose the right one. A project management method is simply a way of working. You don’t have to create a complicated workflow if you already have one in place. Even if your agency or business is small, it’s unlikely that you will need to learn about PRINCE2 or how to create a PETR chart. However, you can still learn basic concepts of project management. Learn about buffer time and why you should limit work in progress to increase your productivity.
Learn how to use a Gantt Chart
Use a lightweight project management process such as Scrum or Kanban.
Invest in a project management tool that works.
All other things are unnecessary. Frameworks and Methodologies for Project Management
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General methods of project management
Traditional Project ManagementTraditional project managementis the most common way people manage projects. It’s not a method, but a collection or techniques like WBS (work breakdown system), which divides a project into phases, Gantt charts, etc.PERT network chartPERT network chartis an advanced tool that calculates how long each activity can take. This allows you to see what tasks can be delayed. Although it’s useful, it can be tedious in practice. It must be updated by someone on the team in order to remain useful. PERT is mostly used on huge, complex projects with activities where time is unpredictable.Critical Path Method (CPM)Critical Path Methodis very similar to PERT; only CPM doesn’t take into account multiple times (optimistic, pessimistic, optimal). This is a useful method to know as it can help you plan and estimate projects better. However, it’s not practical because there are easier methods that are more convenient (and easier to learn) in everyday work. It is useful to have this method because it helps you plan and estimate projects better. However, it is not practical as there are simpler methods that are more efficient and easier to use in everyday work. Adaptive Project ManagementAdaptive Project Management allows you to modify the project plan as you go along and receive feedback. It is used for large projects with uncertain requirements. It is similar to Agile, which is used for software development projects. It’s not useful for project management. The reason we include it is because Six Sigma is often mentioned in the context of project management.