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In topics 1 & 2 you have been introduced to various project methodologies and processes.In 900 words, demonstrate your knowledge of these.Ensure you address the following areasand provide at least 6-8...

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In topics 1 & 2 you have been introduced to various project methodologies and processes.In 900 words, demonstrate your knowledge of these.Ensure you address the following areasand provide at least 6-8 appropriate references in APA style format:
1. Define what a project methodology is giving few definitions from various authors and the role it serves in project management.
2. Choose 1 methodology from this list to compare and contrast with methodology outlined by Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), analysing the similarities and differences between them both.List of project methodologies and processes
  • PRINCE2
  • Agile XP
  • Waterfall
  • Agile Scrum

3. Finally, identify how your chosen methodology and processes relate to the project life cycle (PLC):

Answered Same Day Mar 17, 2020 ITC505 Charles Sturt University

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Ahmedali answered on Mar 18 2020
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Project management Methodologies
Defining project methodology
Project Management Methodology was defined in 1960s as a method of organizing businesses into structured entities called projects that allowed organizations to work effectively. The term was modified over the years with addition of new functions and elements. Today it is defined as a set of principles that can be used for managing a project from the beginning till end. More systematically, it is defined as a combination of the locally connected methods, processes and practices for determining best ways to plan, develop, deliver, and control the project.
Compare project management methodologies
The common project management methodologies including PRINCE2, Agile XP, Waterfall, and Agile Scrum are compared in the table below:
    
    PMBOK
    PRINCE 2
    Agile XP
    Agile Scrum
    Waterfall
    What is it?
    PMBOK is a collection of best practices, processes, guidelines, and terminologies related to project management that has been accepted worldwide as an industry standard
    It is a methodology for managing Projects in Controlled Environment that has its functional and financial shared between project manager and senior management
    Extreme Programming is one of the agile development methodology used for development of high quality software
    SCRUM is a software development framework that works on the principles of Agile and follow the guidelines defined in the Agile Manifesto (Cervone, 2010)
    Project life cycle has sequential steps that steadily flow downwards
    Phases
    PMBOK has 10 knowledge areas and 47 processes distributed in these knowledge areas
    It has short term increments that are adaptive and thus, independent of the overall plan and responsive to changing requirements and environment on a project
    XP Follows a agile model lifecycle that has four major phases including exploration, planning, iteration, and maintenance
    Project is divided into activity sprints each lasting for up to 4 weeks
    It has sequential phases that differ in numbers based on the projects. A typical project would have requirement gathering, designing, implementation, verification, and maintenance (JAVED, 2004)
    Key features
    Project manager is the soul of project and takes all major decisions
    A single standard method for project management that has involvement from senior management
    XP is a fast and iterative software development methodology that follows Agile Manifesto
    Activities divided into short sprints, teams are cross-functional and...
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