Goal Directed Project Management (GDPM) is a project management method which describes planning, delivery and reporting process and also brings templates which are recommended for this approach.
GDPM describes the different core elements, such as objective, milestone, dependencies, activity, responsibility, etc. as well as the major roles in a project. GDPM has been developed in the eighties, the first book has been published in Norway in 1984.
GDPM is the only project management method / approach on the market which concretely and consistently describes how projects should be defined (OBS), assessed, planned with Milestone Plan and Responsibility Matrix, organized and controlled. It follows a layered planning from top down. The concept is relatively simple and can be applied to every type of project. GDPM can be used stand-alone or with any delivery method, such as Prince2, Summit-D, Hermes, etc. GDPM is universally applicable and independent of any profession.
GDPM is the only project management method where planning is started with milestones and not activities and the resulting milestone plan is a logical, stable and communicable A4 document which serves as “the interface” between management e.g. steering board and the project management.