Goal Directed Project Management Summary

  • Goal Directed Project Management (GDPM) is a project management method which describes planning, delivery and reporting process and also provides templates which efficiently support this approach.
  • GDPM describes the different core elements, such as mission breakdown structure, 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 and it hasn't lost its fit for purpose quality.
  • GDPM is still the only project management method / approach in the industry which concretely and consistently describes how projects should be justified, planned, organized and controlled.
  • GDPM follows a layered planning from top down. The concept is simple and can be applied to every type of project.
  • GDPM can be used stand-alone or with any proven delivery method, such as Prince2, Summit-D, Hermes, etc.
  • GDPM is universally applicable and independent of any industry.
  • GDPM recommends that planning is carried out as a group exercise with identifying and structuring milestones and not activities. The resulting milestone plan is a logical, stable and communicable opne page document which serves as “the interface” between management e.g. steering board and the project management.
  • GDPM has demonstrated its maturity and effectiveness in countless projects and serves as the standard project management method in many enterprises globally.