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Project Management, Scrum, Agile Methodologies etc etc etc
Before looking into the details of project management let us also look at philosophy behind having project management. To understand that let us start by looking at various characteristics of a project.
Now that we know the characteristics of a project. Let us see why do projects fail? Because once we know the major reasons for a porject failure, we will be in a better position to understand the benefits and implement project management in a better way.
Now that we know that are the major characteristics of a Project and what are the major reasons for the project failure, we can come up with the parameters that can be negiotiated during the course of project. This negotiation is needed to ensure the success of a project. Following are the parameters that a team negotiates for during the course of a project:
One may argue that a project could get completed without having project management practices. But often such projects observes Over stressed teams, Wasted resources, Unmet customer functional requirements and/or Overshot budget.
A good project management methodology try to ensure the project success without these problems. Project management practices provides guidelines for the execution of the project. Having project management practices in place greatly increases the chances of the project success and therefore provides value to the project.
The following are some of the steps of a good project management.