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What are the different types of project management methodologies that other industries are using?

How are those methodologies used? When are they needed? What benefits do they provide the project manager and industry? Specifically, how do they help with the project scope and objectives?

What guidance would you give a new project manager on selecting the most appropriate methodology, tools, and techniques for a project?

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What are the different types of project management methodologies that other industries are using?
The different types of project management methodologies that businesses are using are the PRINCE2 method, which is a structured approach to project management. The method combines PROMPT method with IBM's MITP. Another methodology is the PRISM which is a process based structured project management methodology called the PRISM integrating sustainable methods. It introduces sustainability and integrates it into four core project phases to maximize opportunities for improving sustainability. Another methodology is the CCPM approach or the critical chain project management method that deals with uncertainties inherent in managing projects while taking into consideration limited availability of resources. In software development projects, there is the Agile Software Development methodology. This is for software projects ...

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Assistance #1

List the skills that will enable the project manager to most effectively manage change. As companies recognize the synergistic results of integrating processes, project management is typically integrated with which six management components? How does this integration create an environment for excellence?

1. Describe the nine components of the planning phase.
2. Explain the following Deming quote, "If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing."

Provide the general specifications and requirements for a project information management system that will facilitate project control and enable change management.

Issues:

How can you create an environment that enables employees to adapt to the inevitable changes that will occur on your project? What tools can you provide to your employees to facilitate their adaptation?

Assistance #2
Explain how the project manager gathers information that is useful for developing and managing project scope.

Using your selected project, develop your preliminary work breakdown structure. Use Microsoft Project or other tool as
appropriate to complete the assignment.

Issues:

Provide a synopsis of an article or an Internet piece on work breakdown structures. Please provide at least 4-6 sentences
Assistance #3
Discuss the responsibilities of the project manager in the ongoing maintenance of the project schedule.

Using the work breakdown structure for your individual project, develop your preliminary schedule. Include identification of dependencies. Use Microsoft Project or other tools as appropriate to complete the assignment.

Identify the key problem/constraint you feel will be most likely to impact the schedule you have developed.

Issues :
1. How can schedule changes impact the scope, resource allocation, and duration of the project?
2. What types of reporting of schedule changes will be required to control the total project?
3. When should you use resource leveling?
4. How can you best present your schedule to your stakeholders?

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