Traditional project management methods will work best if the projects do not have much uncertainty and there are not many moving variables at the same time. Nowadays, projects are becoming more and more complicated, and complexities have grown in comparison to old times where simple methods and project tools are simply unavailable for today's projects.
Here are the Key Differences Between Traditional Contemporary Project Management
1. Traditional project management is suitable for low-budget projects, it only has 2-3 variables and it has a maximum of 6 months from the design until the introduction. While contemporary project management is not feasible for people who need to deal with complexity because of their experience or skills. This is why the PMP certificate is now a project manager's prerequisite.
2nd Replace predictive design with adaptive design. Everything in the traditional world is much simpler and therefore predictable. A simple project management tool works for the prediction project planning. Now, we are moving to a new arena where project management skills are becoming increasingly important in the organization as being "essential" because, due to the increasing complexity of today's projects and the many problems around it, there are many limitations
3. The contemporary project manager's response to changes in adaptive actions and not the corrective action that was used as a standard approach to traditional projects. The core problem of most traditional project management frameworks is probably more relevant to science than to business. In today's world, the project manager must be flexible enough to handle and manage multiple changes at a time. To enable this, the only way to adapt to the environment and the many different constraints that the project pursues. The core problem of most traditional project management frameworks is probably more relevant to science than to business
4. Undoubtedly, good design is important for the successful launch of a project, but a perfect plan is actually a myth. There is no such thing as a perfect plan and a perfect project. In principle, the books on project management provide guidance for developing a good plan. However, in the eyes of a modern project manager, the ability to stand and adapt to these changes that reflect the difference
. Contemporary project management places emphasis on EXECUTION instead of being a PLANNING aspect of a project. This does not mean that design is not important, but the key emphasis should be on the IMPLEMENTATION aspect of the project after the project has come out of planning and planning phases. All the action items in progress require very close monitoring and control. This ensures that there are no missing items that are not taken into account, open issues or pending action items outperform, and there are no hidden shortcomings unexplored … etc.
6th The traditional project manager does not deal with the teamwork of the project. They are teaching the top-down approach and not open co-operation. With the help of traditional project management tools, the project manager is an essential element of communication, including the need to remind team members of deadlines and future assignments. Contemporary project managers see this as a waste of resources, as it is not the PM's responsibility to constantly remind the boundaries, but to ensure close cooperation across the team. If all members of the project are fully committed, reminders for dead lines or late work are not necessary at all.