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What is the latest methodology in project management?

I am trying to know what is the latest methodology (that is in use) in project management. Is it Kanban? (Is Kanban even considered to be a methodology? Also, I heard that Kanban has existed for a long time now, is this true?)

Please give me referenced answer, and tell me when was that methodology invented.
asked 9 years ago by anonymous

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Kanban is attributed to Taiichi Ohno of Toyota and was first employed in their factories around 1953.  The concept emerged during the 1940s when Toyota started to observe the way grocery stores stocked their shelves.  Kanban uses the rate of demand to control the rate of production to create a "just in time" environment.

So actually Kanban is primarily used in manufacturing operations, not in project management.  Remember, projects are about creating a new product or service.  Once the product goes into production, the project is generally over. If something is already being manufactured, you can start a project to introduce Kanban into the manufacturing process.

Kanban may be a consideration in how you develop your product and specify its manufacturing.  While you may bring in project resources in a just in time manner, its not going to really be Kanban.  There is a whole discipline for the implementation of Kanban and you can read more about it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanban.
answered 9 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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