Is traditional project management obsolete? Many traditional project management plans are based on a Waterfall or a Critical Path plan-driven approach. Under the right conditions, a conventional method can be successful. Today, the Agile methodology is most prevalent. However, that does not mean we should shoehorn a one-size-fits-all approach.
Most everyone agrees that the best practice approach is to embrace new tools, processes, and technologies. Successful management and technology consultants adapt to a customer’s technology maturity and establish an every day/practical project management foundation. MBA CSi’s non-traditional approach is called Transformational Agile Management Approach (TAMA). TAMA provides insight and oversite. It combines the very best practices of Agile and traditional management approaches. Our TAMA approach encourages innovation and resists the notion of “that’s the way we do things here.” Our project managers and technology leaders can quickly and continuously validate project milestones against business objectives. It also allows both the project manager and customer to implement changes rapidly at a decreased cost with lower risk.
Using TAMA, we have experienced increased collaboration and project control through adaptable project plans. Essential activities are readily managed to schedule, programmatic insights are encouraged throughout day-to-day activities, and real-time documentation is available for stakeholder transparency. TAMA provides immediate and continuous feedback without impacting cost, schedule, or performance. It offers dependable performance synchronization with natural alignment to any client’s mission.
Strategically combining the best practices of each approach—and tailoring our approach to a customer’s technology maturity level—inspires creativity and innovation while providing planning and control to achieve predictability.
Author: Sean P. Delaney, MBA CSi’s SVP of Strategy
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