Classical And Classical Project Management

1473 Words Apr 20th, 2016 6 Pages
Project management changes continually with the increasing uncertainty and complexity in contemporary projects, which makes classical project management become fall out with the times. According to Atkinson (cites in Cicmil & Hodgson, 2006) traditional project management uses time, cost and scope of plan as a major standard in a project, which is called "iron triangle" principal. Both Cullen & Parker, (2015) and Špundak (2014) mention that although the classical still can be applied to all projects, there are numerous disadvantages to use it in contemporary projects because the level of conventional project management is divided hierarchically which may hardly reflect the complicatedness and dynamics of project nowadays; and the elements of "iron triangle" are interactive. When there is some problem in any element, the other will also be affected. Although both Cullen & Parker, (2015) and Crawford, Langston & Bajracharya (2013) point out that the external environment full of change as well as uncertain nowadays compare to classical project management which is base on a predictable condition. Using classical view of project management is time-consuming and inflexible which can hardly deal with the problem in today’s projects. Nonetheless, Cicmil & Hodgson (2006) argue that it not means classical view is useless because the "iron triangle" principal is ingrained compare with lacking empirical evidence in contemporary project management. Thus, this principal could be improved…
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