Adaptive Project Framework Model

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Description: This model is on combining and utilizing characteristics from other various project management methodologies, as each project will have it’s own unique requirements, that no one methodology can fully address. While some project teams are built around Agile, their customers may require a more traditional project management approach depending on their needs. Teams that…

Adaptive Software Development Model

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Description: This model is based on the theory that no project turns out the way it was envisioned to, and as such project managers should be constantly adapting the processes in order to address changes and unknowns that appear along the way. It is a model that is built around flexibility and the continuous repetition…

Agile Software Development Model

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Description: This model and it’s many variants focus on addressing the increased requirements for flexibility, speed, and quality in today’s market. It seeks to reduce projects to the levels needed to deliver optimal value, rather than add features which are costly and do not meaningfully impact the value of the deliverable. Agile was meant to…

Change Management Model

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Description: This model focuses on change management projects. It is especially focused on the impacts of change on those individuals that work within the organization. It is a structured process that works hand in hand with other projects that emphasize the technical aspects of change. In many ways this is a supporting model rather than…

Critical Chain Model

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Description: The Critical Chain Model focuses on managing projects in such a way that the time expended on their completion does not exceed that alloted. It does this by allotting time buffers to activities within the project. This can be done on a per activity basis or on a cumulative basis for the entire project….

Critical Path Model

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Description: The Critical Path Model focuses on the time it takes to complete a project. By looking at each activity a project has to complete along with their relationships to one another, one can ensure that each activity starts at the earliest time possible, with consideration for dependent activities. As a project is extensively planned…

Cyrstal Project Management Model

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Description: The Cyrstal Project Management Model focuses on team communications and collaboration and calls for different methods depending on how large a project gets. For example a small project may only require a conference room meeting, whereas a large dispersed project may require many forms of communication tools and tactics. This model organizes projects by the…

Dynamic Systems Development Model

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Description: The Dynamic Systems Development Model was originally focused on tightening up the more free form approach of Rapid Application Development, but has since become a project management methodology in it’s own right. As a project management tool today it is focused on delivering a high quality output within a well structured set of guidelines and…

Extreme Programming Model

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Description: The Extreme Programming Model focuses on the xtreme Programminrapid development and release of incremental versions of the deliverable, so that new or evolving customer requirements can be integrated as needed. This allows a lot of checkpoints where the project team and customer can come together to ensure the deliverable is meeting expectations. There are a…

Feature Driven Development Model

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Description: The Feature Driven Development Model focuses on blending several best project management practices into an incremental development process. By focusing on the features of the deliverable by organizing the desired features into subject areas and accomplishable tasks, project managers can oversee the project more effectively. The model has five phases and operates until all…

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