There are mainly three project management types – Supportive, Controlling and Directive. All these project management types have their own traits, advantages, disadvantages, risks, etc.
- Supportive type – it is when a strong autonomy and competence are delegated to lower project managerial levels, so that project management office is rather a project performance regulator providing proper expertise, advice, templates, best practices, access to information, etc.
- Controlling type – type which provides strong governing rules and instructions, making lower managerial levels to obey and accept them, delegating strict requirements to comply, and reigning each process and activity by providing strict regulations to follow.
- Directive type – project management office not only controls essential matters of the project’s performance, but actually drives its every process and task directly, following all regulations and taking responsibilities themselves without delegating much of authority to lower levels.
Project management types of projects – usually projects differentiate according to their durations, industry, types of deliverables, etc. Each type can be governed by the most suitable management type, and also regulated by different project management types of contracts setting certain obligated requirements.
Project management types of risk – each project refers to certain risks that can be categorized by their probability, impact and severity. All these types should be properly identified, described, and minimized.
Project management types of meetings – every project should be properly agreed with a number of stakeholders and participants, and this should be assumed through a number of properly scheduled and purposed meetings to avoid excessive time spending.
VIP Task Manager is real-time teamwork software for planning, controlling and analyzing projects. It can be applied by all project management types, as it provides sharable interface modes (Task List, Task Tree and Calendar) used for analyzing performance over the project in order to identify its evolution.
To plan and analyze project – do the following:
- start your project planning software;
- set a suitable type of project management;
- plan and schedule tasks and arrangements in terms of costs, time, etc;
- control performance parameters;