The best way to execute a project is to organize the software development process by using a set of principles, tools, guidelines, and communication channels.
The Project Management Methodologies provide a roadmap for planning the regular management of a project. It acts as a reminder of what must be considered at the different stages of the project.
In order to meet the actual client’s requirements, it’s essential to choose the right methodology based on a certain set of rules.
To bring a project to its successful completion, it’s important to execute it following a solid work scheme. Hence the advantage of understanding the various types of project methodology.
Let’s discover them:
Most used Project Management Methodologies:
Agile Project Management Methodology:
Agile Project Management Methodology is concentrated on meeting the requirements which are constantly changing and needs continuous work improvement. This approach allows for dividing a complex project into small development tasks and short cycles (sprints). Usually, there are two-five sprints per project. At end of the sprints, the team involved evaluates the work done and, if needed, sets new development priorities based on the results.
Scrum framework is a project methodology that helps to plan projects by breaking the scope of the project into smaller groups of tasks that need to be done over a shorter period. The teams give regular updates in the daily scrum meetings.
The requirements are used to create the sprint backlog, a list of tasks the Scrum team needs to complete during the dedicated sprints. After each sprint, the teams perform sprint reviews to understand the results of the sprint and identify process improvements.
Kanban is a framework that is used to improve workflow and provide the teams with a visual view of the projects. With this project methodology, all aspects of the projects to be executed are visualized, including the backlog, the tasks to be done, the tasks which are in progress, and the tasks that are completed.
Kanban is a popular workflow management method used for defining, managing, and improving services that deliver knowledge work. It helps us to visualize work, maximize efficiency, and improve continuously.
Waterfall Project Management Methodology:
The waterfall is a traditional project management approach. It is a sequential development process that flows like a waterfall through all phases of a project:
analysis, design, development, testing with each phase completely wrapping up before the next phase begins.
Test-driven development is a methodology that refers to a style of programming in which three activities are most important:
testing (writing unit tests),
and design (refactoring).
A ‘single’ unit test is written describing an aspect of the program that is required to be executed.
Points to be considered while choosing the best methodology:
Some methodologies imply that the development team must strictly follow the unchangeable requirements until the product is released while some emphasize on the flexibility and efficient communication between a client and a development team.
So, the principle of choosing a method entirely depends on several important factors:
industry, and project complexity.
Do we want a project management methodology that is more responsive to change? Or do we want a project management methodology that is highly structured?
If we have an answer to these issues, it will be much easier for us to choose the right methodology for your project. If you are looking for any software or mobile app development services for your business, please feel free to reach out to us today!