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What methodology do I use?


There are a plethora of project management methodologies out there. Each have their own strengths and weaknesses. How do we choose what is right for our environment? I am presenting to a peer forum of Project Managers. This is a draft of my thoughts. The full blog post can be read here.

Prince2 ITIL Agile … what is best for me?

View more PowerPoint from Shoaib Ahmed

4 responses to “What methodology do I use?

  1. Nathan Heazlewood May 31, 2012 at 11:06 am

    In my view it has to be a case of ‘horses for courses': as highlighted in some approaches such as ‘breakthrough thinking’ every project is unique (otherwise they wouldn’t be ‘projects’) therefore a different approach should be considered for every project. As indicated in your slides- PRINCE2, ITIL and Agile have strengths and weaknesses and therefore early analysis of the project should include considering which approach to use. This should then also consider to what extent a chosen approach should be ‘tailored’ to meet the requirements of a particular project.

    • Shoaib Ahmed May 31, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Agree, there is the need to fit the methodology to the project. I’ve been thinking of the cycle wider than the project itself. No project is conceived in vacuum. The organization already has a BAU environment where it will ultimately end up. Many projects fail during this transition. I haven’t come across ‘breakthrough thinking’ before. I’d be keen to hear more in the coming weeks.

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