HistoryUntil 1900, projects were generally managed by creative architects, engineers, and s themselves, for example, (first century BC), (1632–1723), (1757–1834) and (1806–1859). In the 1950s organizations started to systematically apply project-management tools and techniques to complex engineering projects.Young-Hoon Kwak (2005). "A brief History of Project Management". In: ''The story of managing projects''. Elias G. Carayannis et al. (9 eds), Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005. As a discipline, project management developed from several fields of application including civil construction, engineering, and heavy activity. Two forefathers of project management are , called the father of planning and control techniques, who is famous for his use of the as a project management tool (alternatively ''Harmonogram'' first proposed by ); and for his creation of the five management functions that form the foundation of the body of knowledge associated with project and program management. Both Gantt and Fayol were students of 's theories of . His work is the forerunner to modern project management tools including (WBS) and . The 1950s marked the beginning of the modern project management era where core engineering fields come together to work as one. Project management became recognized as a distinct discipline arising from the management discipline with engineering model. David I. Cleland, Roland Gareis (2006). ''Global Project Management Handbook''. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2006. . p.1-4 states: "''It was in the 1950s when project management was formally recognized as a distinct contribution arising from the management discipline.''" In the United States, prior to the 1950s, projects were managed on an ad-hoc basis, using mostly s and informal techniques and tools. At that time, two mathematical project-scheduling models were developed. The " " (CPM) was developed as a joint venture between and Remington Rand Corporation for managing plant maintenance projects. The " " (PERT), was developed by the U.S. Navy Special Projects Office in conjunction with the and as part of the submarine program. PERT and CPM are very similar in their approach but still present some differences. CPM is used for projects that assume deterministic activity times; the times at which each activity will be carried out are known. PERT, on the other hand, allows for stochastic activity times; the times at which each activity will be carried out are uncertain or varied. Because of this core difference, CPM and are used in different contexts. These mathematical techniques quickly spread into many private enterprises. At the same time, as project-scheduling models were being developed, technology for project cost , cost management and engineering economics was evolving, with pioneering work by Hans Lang and others. In 1956, the American Association of Cost Engineers (now ; the Association for the Advancement of ) was formed by early practitioners of project management and the associated specialties of planning and scheduling, cost estimating, and cost/ control (project control). AACE continued its pioneering work and in 2006 released the first integrated process for portfolio, program and project management ( framework). In 1969, the (PMI) was formed in the USA. PMI publishes the original version of '' '' (PMBOK Guide) in 1996 with William Duncan as its primary author, which describes project management practices that are common to "most projects, most of the time."
Project management typesProject management methods can be applied to any project. It is often tailored to a specific type of projects based on project size, nature, industry or sector. For example, the construction industry, which focuses on the delivery of things like buildings, roads, and bridges, has developed its own specialized form of project management that it refers to as ''construction project management'' and in which project managers can become trained and certified. The information technology industry has also evolved to develop its own form of project management that is referred to as ''IT project management'' and which specializes in the delivery of technical assets and services that are required to pass through various lifecycle phases such as planning, design, development, testing, and deployment. '' project management'' focuses on the intricacies of biotechnology research and development. ''Localization project management'' includes application of many standard project management practices to translation works even though many consider this type of management to be a very different discipline. There is public project management that covers all public works by the government which can be carried out by the government agencies or contracted out to contractors. Another classification of project management is based on the hard (physical) or soft (non-physical) type. Common among all the project management types is that they focus on three important goals: time, quality, and cost. Successful projects are completed on schedule, within budget, and according to previously agreed quality standards i.e. meeting the Iron Triangle or Triple Constraint in order for projects to be considered a success or failure. For each type of project management, project managers develop and utilize repeatable templates that are specific to the industry they're dealing with. This allows project plans to become very thorough and highly repeatable, with the specific intent to increase quality, lower delivery costs, and lower time to deliver project results.
Approaches of project managementA 2017 study suggested that the success of any project depends on how well four key aspects are aligned with the contextual dynamics affecting the project, these are referred to as the ''four P's'': * Aim & Expectations: What are the aims & Expectations of the project. *''Plan'': The planning and forecasting activities. * ''Process:'' The overall approach to all activities and project governance. * ''People:'' Including dynamics of how they collaborate and communicate. * ''Power:'' Lines of authority, decision-makers, organograms, policies for implementation and the like. There are a number of approaches to organizing and completing project activities, including: phased, lean, iterative, and incremental. There are also several extensions to project planning, for example based on outcomes (product-based) or activities (process-based). Regardless of the employed, careful consideration must be given to the overall project objectives, timeline, and cost, as well as the roles and responsibilities of all participants and .
Benefits realization managementBenefits realization management (BRM) enhances normal project management techniques through a focus on outcomes (benefits) of a project rather than products or outputs, and then measuring the degree to which that is happening to keep a project on track. This can help to reduce the risk of a completed project being a failure by delivering agreed upon requirements (outputs) i.e. project success but failing to deliver the ''benefits'' (outcomes) of those requirements i.e. product success. In addition, BRM practices aim to ensure the strategic alignment between project outcomes and business strategies. The effectiveness of these practices is supported by recent research evidencing BRM practices influencing project success from a strategic perspective across different countries and industries. These wider effects are called the strategic impact. An example of delivering a project to requirements might be agreeing to deliver a computer system that will process staff data and manage payroll, holiday and staff personnel records in shorter times with reduced errors. Under BRM, the agreement might be to achieve a specified reduction in staff hours and errors required to process and maintain staff data after the system installation when compared with without the system.
Critical path methodCritical path method (CPM) is an algorithm for determining the schedule for project activities. It is the traditional process used for predictive based project planning. The CPM method evaluates the sequence of activities, the work effort required, the inter-dependencies and the resulting float time per line sequence to determine the required project duration. Thus, by definition, the critical path is the pathway of tasks on the network diagram that has no extra time available (or very little extra time)."
Critical chain project managementCritical chain project management (CCPM) is an application of the theory of constraints (TOC) to planning and managing projects, and is designed to deal with the uncertainties inherent in managing projects, while taking into consideration limited availability of (physical, human skills, as well as management & support capacity) needed to execute projects. The goal is to increase the flow of projects in an organization ( ). Applying the first three of the five focusing steps of TOC, the system constraint for all projects, as well as the resources, are identified. To exploit the constraint, tasks on the critical chain are given priority over all other activities. Finally, projects are planned and managed to ensure that the resources are ready when the critical chain tasks must start, subordinating all other resources to the critical chain.
Earned value managementEarned value management (EVM) extends project management with techniques to improve project monitoring. It illustrates project progress towards completion in terms of work and value (cost). Earned Schedule is an extension to the theory and practice of EVM.
Iterative and incremental project managementIn critical studies of project management, it has been noted that phased approaches are not well suited for projects which are large-scale and multi-company, with undefined, ambiguous, or fast-changing requirements, or those with high degrees of risk, dependency, and fast-changing technologies. The explains some of this as the planning made on the initial phase of the project suffers from a high degree of uncertainty. This becomes especially true as software development is often the realization of a new or novel product. These complexities are better handled with a more exploratory or iterative and incremental approach. Several models of iterative and incremental project management have evolved, including agile project management, , extreme project management, and Innovation Engineering®.
Lean project managementLean project management uses the principles from to focus on delivering value with less waste and reduced time.
Project LifecycleThere are five phases to a project lifecycle; known as process groups. Each process group represent a series of inter-related processes to manages the work through a series of distinct steps to be completed. This type of project approach is often referred to as "traditional" or " ".Winston W. Royce (1970)
Process-based managementThe incorporation of process-based management has been driven by the use of maturity models such as the and the (capability maturity model integration; see :Image:Capability Maturity Model.jpg
Project production managementProject production management is the application of operations management to the delivery of capital projects. The Project production management framework is based on a project as a production system view, in which a project transforms inputs (raw materials, information, labor, plant & machinery) into outputs (goods and services).
Product-based planningProduct-based planning is a structured approach to project management, based on identifying all of the products (project deliverables) that contribute to achieving the project objectives. As such, it defines a successful project as output-oriented rather than activity- or task-oriented.Office for Government Commerce (1996) ''Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2'', p14 The most common implementation of this approach is .
Process groupsTraditionally (depending on what project management methodology is being used), project management includes a number of elements: four to five project management process groups, and a control system. Regardless of the methodology or terminology used, the same basic project management processes or stages of development will be used. Major process groups generally include: PMI (2010). ''A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge'' p.27-35 * Initiation * Planning * Production or execution * Monitoring and controlling * Closing In project environments with a significant exploratory element (e.g., ), these stages may be supplemented with decision points (go/no go decisions) at which the project's continuation is debated and decided. An example is the .
InitiatingThe initiating processes determine the nature and scope of the project. If this stage is not performed well, it is unlikely that the project will be successful in meeting the business’ needs. The key project controls needed here are an understanding of the business environment and making sure that all necessary controls are incorporated into the project. Any deficiencies should be reported and a recommendation should be made to fix them. The initiating stage should include a plan that encompasses the following areas. These areas can be recorded in a series of documents called Project Initiation documents. Project Initiation documents are a series of planned documents used to create order for the duration of the project. These tend to include: * project proposal (idea behind project, overall goal, duration) * project scope (project direction and track) * (PBS) (a hierarchy of deliverables / outcomes and components thereof) * (WBS) (a hierarchy of the work to be done, down to daily tasks) * (RACI) (roles and responsibilities aligned to deliverables / outcomes) * tentative project schedule (milestones, important dates, deadlines) * analysis of business needs and s against measurable goals * review of the current * of the costs and benefits, including a * , including users and support personnel for the project * including costs, tasks, deliverables, and schedules * : strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the business
PlanningAfter the initiation stage, the project is planned to an appropriate level of detail (see example of a flow-chart). The main purpose is to plan time, cost, and resources adequately to estimate the work needed and to effectively manage risk during project execution. As with the Initiation process group, a failure to adequately plan greatly reduces the project's chances of successfully accomplishing its goals. generally consists of * determining the project management methodology to follow (e.g. whether the plan will be defined , iteratively, or in rolling waves); * developing the ; * selecting the planning team; * identifying deliverables and creating the product and work breakdown structures; * identifying the activities needed to complete those deliverables and networking the activities in their logical sequence; * estimating the resource requirements for the activities; * estimating time and cost for activities; * developing the schedule; * developing the budget; * risk planning; * developing quality assurance measures; * gaining formal approval to begin work. Additional processes, such as planning for communications and for scope management, identifying roles and responsibilities, determining what to purchase for the project and holding a kick-off meeting are also generally advisable. For projects, conceptual design of the operation of the final product may be performed concurrent with the project planning activities, and may help to inform the planning team when identifying deliverables and planning activities.
ExecutingWhile executing we must know what are the planned terms that need to be executed. The execution/implementation phase ensures that the project management plan's deliverables are executed accordingly. This phase involves proper allocation, co-ordination and management of human resources and any other resources such as material and budgets. The output of this phase is the project deliverables.
Project documentationDocumenting everything within a project is key to being successful. To maintain budget, scope, effectiveness and pace a project must have physical documents pertaining to each specific task. With correct documentation, it is easy to see whether or not a project's requirement has been met. To go along with that, documentation provides information regarding what has already been completed for that project. Documentation throughout a project provides a paper trail for anyone who needs to go back and reference the work in the past. In most cases, documentation is the most successful way to monitor and control the specific phases of a project. With the correct documentation, a project's success can be tracked and observed as the project goes on. If performed correctly documentation can be the backbone to a project's success
Monitoring and controllingMonitoring and controlling consists of those processes performed to observe project execution so that potential problems can be identified in a timely manner and corrective action can be taken, when necessary, to control the execution of the project. The key benefit is that project performance is observed and measured regularly to identify variances from the project management plan. Monitoring and controlling includes:James P. Lewis (2000). ''The project manager's desk reference: : a comprehensive guide to project planning, scheduling, evaluation, and systems.'' p.185 * Measuring the ongoing project activities ('where we are'); * Monitoring the project variables (cost, effort, scope, etc.) against the project management plan and the project performance baseline (''where we should be''); * Identifying corrective actions to address issues and risks properly (''How can we get on track again''); * Influencing the factors that could circumvent integrated change control so only approved changes are implemented. Two main mechanisms support monitoring and controlling in projects. On the one hand, s offer a set of rules and incentives often supported by potential penalties and sanctions. On the other hand, scholars in business and management have paid attention to the role of integrators (also called project barons) to achieve a project's objectives. In turn, recent research in project management has questioned the type of interplay between contracts and integrators. Some have argued that these two monitoring mechanisms operate as substitutes as one type of organization would decrease the advantages of using the other one. In multi-phase projects, the monitoring and control process also provides feedback between project phases, to implement corrective or preventive actions to bring the project into compliance with the project management plan. Project maintenance is an ongoing process, and it includes: * Continuing support of end-users * Correction of errors * Updates to the product over time In this stage, s should pay attention to how effectively and quickly user problems are resolved. Over the course of any construction project, the work scope may change. Change is a normal and expected part of the construction process. Changes can be the result of necessary design modifications, differing site conditions, material availability, contractor-requested changes, value engineering, and impacts from third parties, to name a few. Beyond executing the change in the field, the change normally needs to be documented to show what was actually constructed. This is referred to as change management. Hence, the owner usually requires a final record to show all changes or, more specifically, any change that modifies the tangible portions of the finished work. The record is made on the contract documents – usually, but not necessarily limited to, the design drawings. The end product of this effort is what the industry terms as-built drawings, or more simply, "as built." The requirement for providing them is a norm in construction contracts. Construction document management is a highly important task undertaken with the aid of an online or desktop software system, or maintained through physical documentation. The increasing legality pertaining to the construction industry's maintenance of correct documentation has caused the increase in the need for document management systems. When changes are introduced to the project, the viability of the project has to be re-assessed. It is important not to lose sight of the initial goals and targets of the projects. When the changes accumulate, the forecasted result may not justify the original proposed investment in the project. Successful project management identifies these components, and tracks and monitors progress, so as to stay within time and budget frames already outlined at the commencement of the project. Exact methods were suggested to identify the most informative monitoring points along the project life-cycle regarding its progress and expected duration.
ClosingClosing includes the formal acceptance of the project and the ending thereof. Administrative activities include the archiving of the files and documenting lessons learned. This phase consists of: * Contract closure: Complete and settle each contract (including the resolution of any open items) and close each contract applicable to the project or project phase. * Project close: Finalize all activities across all of the process groups to formally close the project or a project phase Also included in this phase is the Post Implementation Review. This is a vital phase of the project for the project team to learn from experiences and apply to future projects. Normally a Post Implementation Review consists of looking at things that went well and analyzing things that went badly on the project to come up with lessons learned.
Project controlling and project control systemsProject controlling (also known as ) should be established as an independent function in project management. It implements verification and controlling function during the processing of a project to reinforce the defined performance and formal goals. The tasks of project controlling are also: * the creation of infrastructure for the supply of the right information and its update * the establishment of a way to communicate disparities of project parameters * the development of project information technology based on an intranet or the determination of a project key performance indicator system (KPI) * divergence analyses and generation of proposals for potential project regulations * the establishment of methods to accomplish an appropriate project structure, project workflow organization, project control and governance * creation of transparency among the project parameters Fulfillment and implementation of these tasks can be achieved by applying specific methods and instruments of project controlling. The following methods of project controlling can be applied: * investment analysis * cost–benefit analysis * value benefit analysis * expert surveys * simulation calculations * risk-profile analysis * surcharge calculations * trend analysis * cost trend analysis * target/actual-comparison Project control is that element of a project that keeps it on track, on-time and within budget. Project control begins early in the project with planning and ends late in the project with post-implementation review, having a thorough involvement of each step in the process. Projects may be audited or reviewed while the project is in progress. Formal audits are generally risk or compliance-based and management will direct the objectives of the audit. An examination may include a comparison of approved project management processes with how the project is actually being managed. Each project should be assessed for the appropriate level of control needed: too much control is too time-consuming, too little control is very risky. If project control is not implemented correctly, the cost to the business should be clarified in terms of errors and fixes. Control systems are needed for cost, , quality, communication, time, change, procurement, and human resources. In addition, auditors should consider how important the projects are to the s, how reliant the stakeholders are on controls, and how many controls exist. Auditors should review the development process and procedures for how they are implemented. The process of development and the quality of the final product may also be assessed if needed or requested. A business may want the auditing firm to be involved throughout the process to catch problems earlier on so that they can be fixed more easily. An auditor can serve as a controls consultant as part of the development team or as an independent auditor as part of an audit. Businesses sometimes use formal systems development processes. These help assure systems are developed successfully. A formal process is more effective in creating strong controls, and auditors should review this process to confirm that it is well designed and is followed in practice. A good formal systems development plan outlines: * A to align development with the organization's broader objectives * Standards for new systems * Project management policies for timing and * Procedures describing the process * Evaluation of quality of change
Characteristics of projectsThere are five important characteristics of a project: (i) It should always have a specific start and end dates. (ii) They are performed and completed by a group of people. (iii) The output is delivery on unique product or service. (iv) They are temporary in nature. (v) It is progressively elaborated. Examples are: designing a new car, writing a book.
Project complexityComplexity and its nature plays an important role in the area of project management. Despite having number of debates on this subject matter, studies suggest lack of definition and reasonable understanding of complexity in relation to management of complex projects. Project complexity is the property of a project which makes it difficult to understand, foresee, and keep under control its overall behavior, even when given reasonably complete information about the project system. The identification of complex projects is specifically important to multi-project engineering environments. As it is considered that project complexity and project performance are closely related, it is important to define and measure complexity of the project for project management to be effective. Complexity can be: * Structural complexity (also known as detail complexity, or complicatedness), i.e. consisting of many varied interrelated parts. It is typically expressed in terms of size, variety, and interdependence of project components, and described by technological and organizational factors. * Dynamic complexity, which refers to phenomena, characteristics, and manifestations such as ambiguity, uncertainty, propagation, emergence, and chaos. Based on the Cynefin framework, complex projects can be classified as: * Simple (or clear, obvious, known) projects, systems, or contexts. These are characterized by known knowns, stability, clear cause-and-effect relationships. They can be solved with standard operating procedures and best practices. * Complicated: characterized by known unknowns. A complicated system is the sum of its parts. In principle, it can be deconstructed into smaller simpler components. While difficult, complicated problems are theoretically solvable with additional resources, with specialized expertise, with analytical, reductionist, simplification, decomposition techniques, with scenario planning, and following good practices. * Complex: characterized by unknown unknowns, and emergence. Patterns could be uncovered, but they are not obvious. A complex system can be described by ’s statement that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. * Really complex projects, a.k.a. very complex, or chaotic: characterized by unknowables. No patterns are discernible in really complex projects. Causes and effects are unclear even in retrospect. Paraphrasing , a really complex system is different from the sum of its parts. By applying the discovery in measuring work complexity described in and Stratified Systems Theory, Dr Elliott Jaques classifies projects and project work (stages, tasks) into basic 7 levels of project complexity based on such criteria as time-span of discretion and complexity of a project's output: * Level 1 Project – improve the direct output of an activity (quantity, quality, time) within a business process with targeted completion time up to 3 months. * Level 2 Project – develop and improve compliance to a business process with targeted completion time from 3 months to 1 year. * Level 3 Project – develop, change, and improve a business process with targeted completion time from 1 to 2 years. * Level 4 Project – develop, change, and improve a functional system with targeted completion time from 2 to 5 years. * Level 5 Project – develop, change, and improve a group of functional systems / business function with targeted completion time from 5 to 10 years. * Level 6 Project – develop, change, and improve a whole single value chain of a company with targeted completion time from 10 to 20 years. * Level 7 Project – develop, change, and improve multiple value chains of a company with target completion time from 20 to 50 years. Benefits from measuring Project Complexity is to improve project people feasibility by: * Match the level of a project's complexity with effective targeted completion time of a project * Match the level of a project's complexity with the respective capability level of the project manager * Match the level of a project task's complexity with the respective capability of the project members
Positive, appropriate (requisite), and negative complexitySimilarly with the Law of requisite variety and The law of requisite complexity, project complexity is sometimes required in order for the project to reach its objectives, and sometimes it has beneficial outcomes. Based on the effects of complexity, Stefan Morcov proposed its classification as Positive, Appropriate, or Negative. * Positive complexity is the complexity that adds value to the project, and whose contribution to project success outweighs the associated negative consequences. * Appropriate (or requisite) complexity is the complexity that is needed for the project to reach its objectives, or whose contribution to project success balances the negative effects, or the cost of mitigation outweighs negative manifestations. * Negative complexity is the complexity that hinders project success.
Project managersA is a professional in the field of project management. Project managers are in charge of the people in a project. People are the key to any successful project. Without the correct people in the right place and at the right time a project cannot be successful. Project managers can have the responsibility of the planning, execution, controlling, and closing of any project typically relating to the , engineering, architecture, , and telecommunications. Many other fields of production engineering, design engineering, and heavy industrial have project managers. A project manager needs to understand the order of execution of a project to schedule the project correctly as well as the time necessary to accomplish each individual task within the project. A project manager is the person accountable for accomplishing the stated project objectives on behalf of the client. Project Managers tend to have multiple years’ experience in their field. A project manager is required to know the project in and out while supervising the workers along with the project. Typically in most construction, engineering, architecture, and industrial projects, a project manager has another manager working alongside of them who is typically responsible for the execution of task on a daily basis. This position in some cases is known as a superintendent. A superintendent and project manager work hand in hand in completing daily project task. Key project management responsibilities include creating clear and attainable project objectives, building the project requirements, and managing the triple constraint (now including more constraints and calling it competing constraints) for projects, which is cost, time, quality and scope for the first three but about three additional ones in current project management. A typical project is composed of a team of workers who work under the project manager to complete the assignment within the time and budget targets. A project manager normally reports directly to someone of higher stature on the completion and success of the project. A project manager is often a client representative and has to determine and implement the exact needs of the client, based on knowledge of the firm they are representing. The ability to adapt to the various internal procedures of the contracting party, and to form close links with the nominated representatives, is essential in ensuring that the key issues of cost, time, quality and above all, client satisfaction, can be realized. A complete project manager, a term first coined by Dr. Robert J. Graham in his simulation, has been expanded upon by Randall L. Englund and Alfonso Bucero. They describe a complete project manager as a person who embraces multiple disciplines, such as leadership, influence, negotiations, politics, change and conflict management, and humor. These are all "soft" people skills that enable project leaders to be more effective and achieve optimized, consistent results.
Multilevel success framework and criteria - project success vs. project performanceThere is a tendency to confuse the project success with project management success. They are two different things. “Project success” has 2 perspectives: * the perspective of the process, i.e. delivering efficient outputs; typically called project management performance or project efficiency. * the perspective of the result, i.e. delivering beneficial outcomes; typically called project performance (sometimes just project success). Project management success criteria are different from project success criteria. The project management is said to be successful if the given project is completed within the agreed upon time, met the agreed upon scope and within the agreed upon budget. Subsequent to the triple constraints, multiple constraints have been considered to ensure project success. However, the triple or multiple constraints indicate only the efficiency measures of the project, which are indeed the project management success criteria during the project lifecycle. The priori criteria leave out the more important after-completion results of the project which comprise four levels i.e. the output (product) success, outcome (benefits) success and impact (strategic) success during the product lifecycle. These posterior success criteria indicate the effectiveness measures of the project product, service or result, after the project completion and handover. This overarching multilevel success framework of projects, programs and portfolios has been developed by Paul Bannerman in 2008. In other words, a project is said to be successful, when it succeeds in achieving the expected business case which needs to be clearly identified and defined during the project inception and selection before starting the development phase. This multilevel success framework conforms to the theory of project as a transformation depicted as the input-process / activity-output-outcome-impact in order to generate whatever value intended. Emanuel Camilleri in 2011 classifies all the critical success and failure factors into groups and matches each of them with the multilevel success criteria in order to deliver business value.
Risk managementThe United States Department of Defense states; "Cost, Schedule, Performance, and Risk" are the four elements through which Department of Defense acquisition professionals make trade-offs and track program status. There are also . Risk management applies proactive identification (see Risk management tools, tools) of future problems and understanding of their consequences allowing Predictive analytics, predictive decisions about projects.
Work breakdown structure and other breakdown structuresThe (WBS) is a tree structure that shows a subdivision of the activities required to achieve an objective – for example a portfolio, program, project, and contract. The WBS may be hardware-, product-, service-, or Business process, process-oriented (see an example in a :Image:NASA NF 533 reporting structure.jpg, NASA reporting structure (2001)).NASA NPR 9501.2D
International standardsThere are several project management standards, including: * The ISO standards ISO 9000, a family of standards for quality management systems, and the ISO 10006:2003, for Quality management systems and guidelines for quality management in projects. *ISO 21500:2012 – ''Guidance on project management''. This is the first International Standard related to project management published by ISO. Other standards in the 21500 family include 21503:2017 ''Guidance on programme management''; 21504:2015 ''Guidance on portfolio management''; 21505:2017 ''Guidance on governance''; 21506:2018 ''Vocabulary''; 21508:2018 ''Earned value management in project and programme management''; and 21511:2018 ''Work breakdown structures for project and programme management.'' * ISO 31000:2009 – Risk management. *ISO/IEC/IEEE 16326:2009 – Systems and Software Engineering—Life Cycle Processes—Project Management *Individual Competence Baseline (ICB) from the International Project Management Association (IPMA). *Capability Maturity Model (CMM) from the Software Engineering Institute. * GAPPS, Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards – an open source standard describing COMPETENCIES for project and program managers. *HERMES method, Swiss general project management method, selected for use in Luxembourg and international organizations. *The logical framework approach (LFA), which is popular in international development organizations. *PMBOK Guide from the (PMI). * from AXELOS. * PM²: The Project Management methodology developed by the [European Commission]. * Procedures for Project Formulation and Management (PPFM) by the Indian Ministry of Defence *Team Software Process (TSP) from the Software Engineering Institute. *Total Cost Management Framework, AACE International's Methodology for Integrated Portfolio, Program and Project Management. *V-Model, an original systems development method.
Program management. Project networksSome projects, either identical or different, can be managed as program management. Programs are collections of projects that support a common objective and set of goals. While individual projects have clearly defined and specific scope and timeline, a program’s objectives and duration are defined with a lower level of granularity. Besides programs and portfolios, additional structures that combine their different characteristics are: project networks, mega-projects, or mega-programs. A project network is a temporary project formed of several different distinct evolving phases, crossing organizational lines. Mega-projects and mega-programs are defined as exceptional in terms of size, cost, public and political attention, and competencies required.
Project portfolio managementAn increasing number of organizations are using what is referred to as project portfolio management (PPM) as a means of selecting the right projects and then using project management techniquesAlbert Hamilton (2004). ''Handbook of Project Management Procedures.'' TTL Publishing, Ltd. as the means for delivering the outcomes in the form of benefits to the performing public, private or not-for-profit organization. Portfolios are collections of similar projects. Portfolio management supports efficiencies of scale, increasing success rates, and reducing project risks, by applying similar standardized techniques to all projects in the portfolio, by a group of project management professionals sharing common tools and knowledge. Organizations often create Project Management Offices as an organizational structure to support project portfolio management in a structured way. Thus, PPM is usually performed by a dedicated team of managers organized within an Enterprise Project Management Office (PMO), usually based within the organization, and headed by a PMO director or Chief Project Officer. In cases where strategic initiatives of an organization form the bulk of the PPM, the head of the PPM is sometimes titled as the chief initiative officer.
Project management softwareProject management software is software used to help plan, organize, and manage resource pools, develop resource estimates and implement plans. Depending on the sophistication of the software, functionality may include Software development effort estimation, estimation and planning, Schedule (workplace), scheduling, cost control and budget management, , collaboration software, communication, Decision-making software, decision-making, workflow management system, workflow, Risk management tools, risk, quality, documentation, and/or administration systems.
Virtual project managementVirtual program management (VPM) is management of a project done by a virtual team, though it rarely may refer to a project implementing a virtual environment It is noted that managing a virtual project is fundamentally different from managing traditional projects, combining concerns of telecommuting and global collaboration (culture, time zones, language).
See alsoRelated fields * Agile construction, Agile Construction * Architectural engineering * Construction management * Cost engineering * Facilitation (business) * Industrial engineering * Project Production Management * Project management software * Project portfolio management * Project workforce management * Software project management * Systems engineering Related subjects * Collaborative project management * Decision-making * Game theory * Earned value management * Human factors * Kanban (development) * Operations research * Process architecture * Program management * Project accounting * Project governance * Project management simulation * Small-scale project management * Software development process * Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Lists * Comparison of project management software * Glossary of project management * List of collaborative software * List of project management topics * Timeline of project management