Project Management Methodology Is Optimal Continues

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Introduction Emerging evidence seems to indicate the debate over which project management methodology is optimal continues. Agile approaches which include Iterative and Adaptive models (i.e. Scrum) are at one end of the spectrum. Traditional approaches which includes Linear and Incremental models (i.e. Waterfall) at the other end. With a growing demand to deliver quality products in rapidly changing global market, project managers are required to be creative in their selected approach. Which methodology should be used? Moreover, organizations may mandate a certain approach over another more suitable approach. Is one approach more effective than the other? The purpose of this paper is to compare traditional project management with agile methods to determine the differences between the two methods, which is more effective at addressing certain activities such as time management and which is the preferred methodology. An even better question is whether or not these methodologies can co-exist. This is no easy task as the debate between these two methodologies continues today. To begin, one must understand each methodology on its own merits. “Although there will continue to be applications for which the old ways are still appropriate, there is a whole new set of applications for which the old ways are totally inappropriate. The paradigm must shift and is shifting” (Wysocki, 2014, p. 41). Project Management Methodology: Traditional Traditional Project Management (TPM) is a
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