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I will keep updating this section to cover most of the project management cross-cutting topics

Six Sigma Management Strategy

Six6 sigma pmlead Sigma is a business management strategy (Strategic management is an ongoing process that evaluates and controls the business and the industries in which the company is involved) originally developed by Motorola, USA in 1981. As of 2010, it enjoys a widespread application in many sectors of industry. The term "Six Sigma" comes from a field of statistics known as Process Capability Studies (The Process Capability is a measurable property of a process to the specification).

Originally, Six Sigma referred to the ability of manufacturing processes to produce a very high proportion of output within specification. Processes that operate with "six sigma quality" over the short- term are assumed to produce long-term defect levels. Six Sigma's implicit goal is to improve all processes to that level of needed quality or better.


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Projects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE) is a project management method. It covers the management, control and organization of a project. "PRINCE2" refers to the second major version of this method and is a registered trademark of the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), an independent office of HM Treasury of the United Kingdom.

PRINCE2, as a method and a certification, is adopted in most of Western Europe and Australia.

The PRINCE2 2009 defines 40 separate activities and organizes these into seven processes:

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Methodology vs Framework

A lot of people even experts mix between project management methodology and project management framework. Being aware of the terms and their exact definition is very important and actually essential in any discussion you have as you and your partner, stakeholder, the client will have the common language and you will be standing on the same level.

I don't see it as methodology vs framework and I believe it is a matter of how and when and what do we really want to say by using methodology or framework.

To make things clear we will extract the difference between methodology and framework from the source and we can then decide

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The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a set of concepts and practices for Information Technology Services Management (ITSM), Information Technology (IT) development and IT operations.

ITIL gives detailed descriptions of a number of important IT practices and provides comprehensive checklists, tasks, and procedures that any IT organization can tailor to its needs. ITIL is published in a series of books, each of which covers an IT management topic. The names ITIL and IT Infrastructure Library have registered trademarks of the United Kingdom's Office of Government Commerce (OGC).

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 There are many specific agile development methods. Most promote development, teamwork, collaboration, and process adaptability throughout the life-cycle of the project.

Agile Project Management is a method of delivering projects in a highly flexible and interactive manner. It is a variant of the iterative lifecycle where deliverables are submitted in stages. The difference between Agile and iterative development is that the delivery time in Agile is in weeks rather than months. Agile Management derives from Agile software development method of management in the sense that it follows the same standards defined in the Agile Manifesto in regards to collaboration and documentation.

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