Advantages Of Project Management

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In the first paragraph of chapter 2 ‘Project Management’, the traditional way of project management is explained. The basic idea behind the traditional approach is that projects are relatively predictable and the goal is optimization and efficiency in following a project plan to finalize the project within the triple constraint (Spundak, 2014). The traditional approach emphasizes that a uniform way of doing project management is the main reason for why it was introduced; however, prescribing that the same methods and techniques could be applied to all projects in the same way, especially when companies are getting more innovative, is not quite realistic anymore. ‘Projects become progressively complex, with a higher number of tasks and complex interrelations, while the traditional project management approach is based on mostly hierarchical and linear task relations and cannot properly reflect all complexity and dynamics of today’s projects’ (Williams, Thomas, & Hodgson, 2006).

Moreover, the assumption that a project is isolated from its environment is also a particular disadvantage of the traditional
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These kinds of projects benefit from agile due to their high level of uncertainty, unclear project goals or incomplete and unpredictable requests, which are likely to change during the course of the project (Boehm & Turner, 2005; DeCarlo, 2004). These types of projects should, however, have clear business need and vision (Haas, 2007). Agile is best used on projects that are smaller, usually with emphasis on the user interface (Boehm & Turner, 2005). Coram and Bohner (2005) recommend that team members on an agile project should work on a common location in smaller teams. This because these projects do not focus on extensive documentation. Therefore, the knowledge about project content is mainly tacit (Chin,
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