Are There “Best Practices” in Project Management?

Silver bullets, panacea, that help master all projects and all project situations? Probably not. For example: “Agile methods” promise to work great in roughly 1/3 of all project situations. Great, but this leaves 2/3 of situations, where other methods may be better.

To give project managers practical help when they have navigated through the complex and ever-changing world of requirements posed on them and their teams, Oliver F. Lehmann made research with a group of field experts. The team identified types of projects/project situations and link achieving styles and approaches to them. As much as people know that a hammer is needed for a nail and a screwdriver for a screw, they should also know, when to use what approaches. In his talks, he presents some of the results of these studies.