Program and project management methods

There are a large number of program and project management methods. Here we can only mention a few of the most commonly used methods.

In actual practice our project managers will use and support at least one of the methods mentioned here and actively implement them within the project. The two most commonly used methods are PRINCE2 and PMI.

Program portfolio management methods


Project management methods


Enclosed is a brief description of the project management methods:

  • PMBOK Guide: US-American PM standard of the Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • PRINCE2: commonly used PM method from the United Kingdom
  • IPMA Competence Baseline (ICB 3.0): PM standard of the International Project Management Association (IPMA); represented in Germany by the GPM
  • GDPM, a objective-oriented project management method (ZGPM), currently being enhanced by PWC.
  • The critical path method (CPM), represents the network diagrams, a special network planning technique.
  • Collaborative project management is a method for planning, coordination, management and control of distributed and complex projects.