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The 7 Project Management Methodologies [Infographic]

[fa icon="calendar"] 22-Jul-2019 10:00:00 / by Iliyana Stareva

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Everyone is a project manager. Even if your job title or job description doesn't contain 'project management', you still manage projects in your professional and personal lives all the time.

Think about it: planning your next trip or your wedding is very much a project so is the launch of a new product or a service or simply the process of planning and executing the next meeting you have to run. 

So what is a project? 

A project is a certain outcome or a task that is timebound and has an end game to it - something you're aiming to achieve. 

I've been running projects my entire life - moving to Germany, UK and then Ireland were all projects so were my dissertations about PR and social media for sustainability as well as all beauty blogger campaigns I run when I was working in my previous PR agency and now so are the multiple things that I do in my current Program Management job that by definition is all about managing multiple global projects at the same time

It took me a while to figure out how to excel as a program manager without formal project management education. If you've never run a project at work, it's helpful to start with an understanding of what project management is in the first place and what are the key methodologies that will help you make a decision on how to run your project.

This week, I'm doing the official project management course with the PMI in Ireland so that I can get my Project Management Professional certification and I was catching up with some of the project management blogs that I follow when I stumbled upon a cool, animated infographic explaining the different project management methodologies

Let's take a look at them. 

Note: some of these methodologies are simply variations of other methodologies and that's fine. It's up to you to decide which version suits your project and your organisation best. 

The 7 Project Management Methodologies

  1. Agile Project Management

  2. Scrum Project Management

  3. Kanban Project Management

  4. Lean Project Management

  5. Waterfall Project Management

  6. Six Sigma Project Management

  7. PRINCE2 Project Management

Take a look at the full infographic for details on each methodology and what they are best suited for: 

The 7 Project Management Methodologies [Infograpchic]



Which project management methodology do you use the most? 



Topics: Program Management, Project Management

Iliyana Stareva

Written by Iliyana Stareva

Iliyana Stareva is the author of Inbound PR - the book that is transforming the PR industry. She's also a keynote speaker and a consultant in inbound and digital for fast-growing companies and agencies. Currently, Iliyana is Chief of Staff to the EMEA President at ServiceNow. Before that, she held global and EMEA-wide positions at Cisco and HubSpot. She is also certified by the PMI as a Project Management Professional (PMP)®. In her free time, you can find Iliyana writing for her blog, dancing salsa or travelling the world.

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