A Project Management Methodology

The following is my ten-step, four-document method or running projects. This isn't a methodology for sending a man or woman to the moon, though it is robust enough for most small to mid-size projects undertaken at many organizations. If you follow these steps, and fill out these documents carefully and correctly, then you should be able to produce a worthwhile deliverable on time, to specification and within budget. Also, if you've taken special care to become a good communicator, then you should also be able to finish the project with a happy team. So, here we go. This is my method.

Ten Steps:

Pre-project Evaluation

  • Step 01 - Business Case

  • Step 02 - Project Proposal

Planning Phase

Execution Phase

Closure Phase