FIGURE 2-12. Evolution of policies, procedures, and guidelines. Source: Reprinted from H. Kerzner, In Search of Excellence in Project Management. New York: Wiley, 1998, p. 196.


Late 1980s

1990s project management. This was shown previously to be a characteristic of a good project management methodology. Informal project management mandates:

• Effective communications

• Effective cooperation

• Effective teamwork

These four elements are absolutely essential for effective informal project management.

Figure 2-12 shows the evolution of project documentation over the years. As companies become mature in project management, emphasis is on guidelines and checklists. Figure 2-13 shows the critical issues as project management matures toward more informality.

As a final note, not all companies have the luxury of using informal project management. Customers often have a strong voice in whether formal or informal project management will be used.

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