Whether you are a seasoned project manager or just starting in your position, you are likely to spend a lot of your time doing “projects.” Just a definition we picked for reference:
Thankfully, there are many frameworks designed to help managers be effective in their project management efforts. These tools lend rigor and structure to any project and create a higher likelihood of success.
Some of the most popular frameworks include –
- WATERFALL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
One of the oldest methods of project management, the Waterfall Model is linear and sequential in nature. There are several discrete phases within this model, and each phase begins after the previous one ends. This means that every subsequent phase is highly dependent on the previous phase and is therefore much slower in execution as all project management processes are repeated in each phase to ensure that you don’t return to the previous phase once it’s over. It can be useful for a project that requires a lot of structure and predictability and has a lot of time at its disposal.
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Overall, Waterfall Model requires detailed planning at the start and is more suited for Non-Software Industries like Construction where the first phase needs to be completed before moving to the second one. Find more presentation templates for Waterfall Project Management Methodology.
- AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Agile is a newer and more versatile project management system. It follows an iterative approach to project management that focuses on providing constant deliverables and working on feedback throughout its life cycle. It increases execution speed, expands collaboration, and responds to market trends.
Agile breaks down larger projects into smaller, more manageable tasks and retains the ability to quickly change focus and direction based on market trends, client requests, and stakeholder feedback.
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Agile Project Management was initially designed for the software industry; however, Agile can be used on almost any industry project. Find a huge library of PowerPoint presentation templates for Agile Project Management.
- SCRUM PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Scrum is a derivative of the Agile Project Management methodology and involves smaller teams managed by a “Scrum Master.” Within Scrum, work is done in short bursts, with daily checklists and smaller tasks that provide quick results. It allows for rapid development and testing, drastically reducing execution time by merging processes and working on multiple things simultaneously within a small, cross-functional team.
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Software teams widely use Scrum Project Management. Roughly 70% of the software projects are managed using Scrum. However, Scrum is also widely used in other industry functions like Marketing. Check more presentation templates for Scrum Project Management.
- LEAN PROJECT MANAGEMENT
The goal of Lean Project Management is to maximize output and minimizing waste. It was originally a concept applied to manufacturing that was later co-opted into project management frameworks. The basic idea behind Lean is to have a customer or client-centric approach and cutting down on any processes that take time and resources but don’t provide direct deliverables to the clients.
Project Managers need to constantly assess their projects for inefficiencies and make adjustments to improve productivity and time efficiency.
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Use lean techniques to identify and cut down waste in your project to increase profit margin and improved customer satisfaction. Learn the principles of Six Sigma to implement Lean Project Management. Check more presentation templates for Lean Project Management.
- KANBAN PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Kanban is also a derivative of the Agile methodology, but rather than focusing on time; it values organization. Kanban is a way to visualize your tasks and make the workflow smooth and transparent. It is also a way to streamline the project execution process by reducing unnecessary tasks and breaking overarching objectives into smaller actionable tasks.
Project Managers can create Kanban boards to optimize the workflow by showcasing all the work in one place, providing checklists, daily objectives, weekly goals, etc., ensuring the team is doing as much work in as little time as possible.
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Managers can benefit a lot from knowing the variety of frameworks available to them to pick the ones most suitable for their needs.
Also, having access to these project management templates at your fingertips makes good sense. Using SlideUpLift’s expertly designed project management templates, Project Managers can create presentations that ensure every relevant detail is available. Their presentations are constructed to communicate each aspect of their projects effectively. These templates cover a wide range of business case preparation topics, kicking off a project, PMO, scope management, team management, change management, DMAIC, etc., along with all the standard project management frameworks.
SlideUpLift’s project management decks can be used by senior management to get the team to do the homework before key meetings. Providing team members with these resources helps them structure their thinking and makes them feel empowered and unbossed, leading to more fruitful meetings and better outcomes.
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