IT Project Management

Predictive Project Management

The predictive project approach, also referred to as linear development or waterfall approach, corresponds to traditional project management frameworks. It can be applied to IT infrastructure projects that can include physical equipment, virtualized systems, services, and combinations of these. In predictive projects, all requirements are collected, analyzed, and then fixed as a basis for the scope baseline, the cost plan, and the project schedule.

In predictive projects, IT project managers have to achieve the objectives of a temporary undertaking in order to establish a unique outcome by means of applying skills, techniques, and tools to identify and meet the project requirements.

IT project managers manage the work through every phase, from initiating, planning, and execution to closing. Thereby, they plan, monitor, and control the constraints (scope, cost, time, quality, resources, and risks). Their responsibilities also include stakeholder management, communication, and status reporting.