The term ‘project management’ is increasingly trending however it isn’t a new phenomenon. Truth be told, the study of the history of project management is a relatively new development. The present version we have come to know and love was officially defined in the 1990s. However, the 1950s marked the beginning of the modern project management era and the craft is still evolving.
But what is project management?
“Project management is the process of leading the work of a team to achieve goals and meet success criteria at a specified time.” – Joseph Philipps, project management expert and author of Project Management Professional (PMP) Study Guide
Without a doubt, you clicked to read this article because you are interested in project management (just like us!), along with the methods and approaches in the industry. You understand that finding and utilising a specific method can help make or break your projects and your company.
Alternatively, you may have posed the question whether to use an online project management tool (like Zenkit) or continue creating charts and diagrams with standard pen and paper or even use a whiteboard and markers in your workshop!
No matter how big or small your company is, how simple or complicated your project may be, or the amount of resources you may have, finding out which project management method suits your needs best will truly help you stand out above the rest.
Project management can prove to be challenging for large corporations as well as medium-sized enterprises, startups, freelancers, and private citizens alike.
With the right project management method, your project process can be made much easier and problems can be avoided at an early stage. “But which project management method fits me, my company and my project best?” you ask?
Does an Agile Method like Scrum, Lean, or Kanban offer the most flexibility? Or would a classical method like the Waterfall Method make more sense in my situation? Maybe a variation of the classic like the Critical Path Method might fit best?
We have often asked ourselves these questions as well. That is why we have created an interactive quiz to help you figure out which project management method best suits your needs.
Take this quiz to find out which project management method is a perfect fit for your company or your individual projects.
So what now? You have taken the quiz, found out which project management method fits you best, but need help getting started? We have got you covered.
If you would like to deepen your knowledge about your results or learn more about any of the project management methods mentioned, please feel free to browse our blog. There you will find several articles and guides on the different project management methods and approaches.
Top Picks for further reading:
- 7 Popular Project Management Methodologies and What They Are Best-suited For
- Agile Project Management: A Beginner’s Guide
- Kanban vs Scrum
- Waterfall Project Management: An Overview
- Agile vs Waterfall
- Scrum 101: An Introduction
- Kanban Explained: What You Have Always Wanted To Know
Were you surprised by your results? Or did you expect to get this method? Feel free to tell us your opinion in the comments below. If you have been using a specific project management method, we would love to hear about how you master your projects!
Jessica, Siobhan and the Zenkit Team