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This is the assessment 1 of ITC 505 ICT Project Management
The project management is the process that includes different methods that are used for achieving the goals and the objectives of the particular organisation. The project can be of the software programming, the project can be of the construction of the building. The methodologies are the different ways that are used in processing and operating the particular methods that would be used for the project. In this assignment, there is the discussion of different methodologies that are used in the project management. Further similarities and differences between Agile and waterfall methodologies are discussed.
Role of methodologies in project management
Methodologies play an important role in the project management. The different errors that are raised in the operation of the project management can be solved with the help of different methodologies. The working of the projects gets the boost in the speed because of the strategies of methodologies that are followed in project management (Fitzgerald, 2016). Methodologies are helpful in assisting the managers the plan that is involved in the management of the particular project.
Project methodologies and processes: -
Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
It is the structure of the guidelines that includes the ways for the functioning of management of the project. The book has been published in relating to the PMBOK. The present edition is the 5th edition of that book. This methodology includes the following methods
Initiating: - In the starting step of the project, there is an inclusion of the requirements that would be used in the whole of the project.
Plan: - It is the process that involves the plans that have to be implemented in the project management. This involves the whole action plan.
Execution: -The implementation of the action plan is included in this method. The proper strategies are followed for the overall execution of the plans that are made as an action plan (Fitzgerald, 2016).
Monitoring and controlling: -It is the testing of the project. The methods that are used in the implementation are tested that these plans and methods are fruitful or not.
Completion: -The last steps are included in this process. It is checked that the whole project that has been completed is up to the mark.
This methodology is the project management method that is used for parts the big projects into the small manageable stages. This was designed by the government of the UK for the information system project management of their departments (Asanuma, et. al., 2015).
System development life cycle (SLDC)
This is the method that is used in the software engineering for the development of the software. It is the way in which starting of the software development includes, the process is used for the development of that project, then testing is done in that methods and finally it is reviewed.
It is also the method of designing the software and its development process. It is the process that has the decreasing progress like the waterfall. It is the very rigid process as the changes in the software design cannot be possible because of its structure.
These are the values that are used in the development process of the software. In this process, there is the flexibility means the changes can be made even after the initiation of the development of the software (Asanuma, et. al., 2015).
Similarities between Agile and waterfall
There is various step by step methods that are followed in both of the cases. The building of the software initiation in both of the methodologies is same that is used in the project management. Pre requirements of the software development are documented well in both of the methodologies in the project management. The objectives in the project management of both the methodologies are same in Agile as well Waterfall Methodologies (Despa, 2014).
Differences Between Agile and Waterfall
Relation of Agile and Waterfall to PLC (project life cycle)
Project life cycle is the period of starting the particular project to the completing the particular project that includes process, testing and quality assurance in between them. In this assessment, it is described that their many similarities in the project management methodologies of Waterfall and Agile like software development and the pre requirement analysis are some of them so the objective of completion of the cycle is attained in both. The basic function inclusions are also done for the completion of PLC (Despa, 2014).
It can be concluded that different type of project management methodologies can be used for achieving the goals and objectives of the projects. These can be helpful as the error solving process is easy and fast.
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Despa, M.L., 2014. Comparative study on software development methodologies. Database Systems Journal, 5(3).
Fitzgerald, B., 2016. Beyond Systems Development Methodologies: Time To Leave the Lamppost?. Information Technology and Changes in Organizational Work, p.235.
Kuhl, J.G., 2014. Incorporation of Agile Development Methodology into a Capstone Software Engineering Project.