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How many project management methodologies are there?

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I know of only two project management methodologies: waterfall and agile. Are there are other methodologies as well? Or are these methodologies just "forks" of either waterfall or agile?

In total, how many PM methodologies are there?
asked 10 years ago by anonymous

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In essence, there are only two methodologies: Waterfall and Agile.

The following are NOT methodologies:

- PMBOK
- PRINCE2
- Scrum
- XP
- etc...

It's amazing to see how many people confuse the above as methodologies, they're just frameworks.

Note that one can also argue that there's only one project management methodology, which is Waterfall. Agile, in the eyes of many "waterfallists", is not considered to be a methodology.
answered 10 years ago by MaplePM (46,940 points)

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