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PM Standards, Frameworks and Methodologies – A Simple Explanation

18-Mar-2015 16:19:46 / by Sean Whitaker posted in Building a PM Methodology, Project Management, PM Frameworks, PM Standards, Frameworks and Methodologies


Are you a little confused by all these project management documents and credentials you keep stumbling across in your quest to understand the profession and further develop yourself as a project manager? Well I’m going to try and explain the situation to you so you understand exactly what a standard, framework and methodology is and how they are different from each other. This will be a brief, yet concise, explanation and if you want more detail just do a search on the internet.

Let’s start the explanation with a diagram. The diagram shows standards, frameworks and methodologies in descending order of influence and importance.

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