IT Management Blog: my thoughts about putting the "i" in IT

Project Management Framework

Anywhere I go, I notice that there are always options to improve the project management framework that the organisation uses. Despite the increased popularity of agile methods, classic project management remains important and relevant.

Via the attached link, you can find a document that shows a project management framework mapped to the products of the system development life cycle. Specifically because this SDLC varies per project type. In the document I have included 2 variations for this. One for infrastructure projects and one for application delivery projects.

You can adapt this model to your needs. You can add more variations. You can specify which products will be mandatory and which optional. You can also adjust what the level of planning accuracy will be required per phase. And of course you can add and remove phases, products, etc. It's just a starting point, but the structure has the advantage of giving in a single picture the whole approach and which products to deliver.