Tag Archives: Method

Are ISO 21500 or PMBOK Guides methods or methodologies?

Following an earlier post on the difference between method or methodology, it would be useful to revisit a question we often get or hear about. Is the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification, or the PMBOK Guide a methodology?

Although my post below focuses on the PMBOK Guide – most, if not all comments apply to ISO 21500 since it shares a similar structure to the PMBOK Guide.

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How to differentiate between PM method and PM methodology?

Project Management Terminology

Here is another post related to project management terminology and the terms that are often confusing, or practitioners use out of context. In this post, we will discuss project management method and project management methodology. We will also offer suggestions on how to differentiate between a project management method and project management methodology. Our hypothesis is that it is quite common for professionals in project management to use ‘method’ and ‘methodology’ interchangeably. In this post, we will also touch on the CAMMP Model.

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CAM2P Project Life Cycle - 3 Levels

How to build universal methodology for managing projects?

Let us expand on the question: how to build a universal methodological approach, for managing projects that is flexible enough to adjust for project type, domain, classification, or a learning platform (international standard)?

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How many management plans on a project?

Now that we have been debating the questions on:

  1. Do the PMBOK® Guide process groups repeat or are they project phases? And
  2. How many charters are there on a project?

What do you think about the following?

How many management plans are there on a project?

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