Discover what hybrid project management is, its advantages, and how it can help increase the effectiveness and quality of your projects.

Have you ever felt frustrated trying to manage a project using a methodology that doesn’t fit well with the characteristics and needs of your work?

Hybrid project management is a way of taking advantage of the best of two well-known and widely used models: traditional methodologies – which offer detailed planning, rigorous quality control, and predictable delivery – and agile methodologies, which provide better flexibility, quick adaptation to changes, and greater customer satisfaction.

What are hybrid project management methodologies?

It is a combination of traditional and agile methods during your project management process, favoring planning, execution, and results.

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If you have any questions about examples of traditional and agile methods, check out the table below with some of the most important methodologies used in each case:
Traditional methodologiesAgile methodologies
Waterfall modelScrum
Predictive (or traditional) modelKanban
V modelExtreme Programming (XP)
Critical Path Method (CPM)Lean
Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)Crystal
PRINCE2 (Projects IN Controlled Environments)Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge)

The choice of methodologies to be used must be aligned with the objectives and reality of your project and must be applied assertively at each stage of your project.

What should you know before starting a project with hybrid methodologies?

  1. The project manager must have knowledge and clarity of the methodologies to be used.
  2. Objectives must be well defined and needs well assessed.
  3. The project team must be trained and qualified so that the project stages are conducted according to plan.
  4. There must be effective communication between the parties and flexibility for changes.

One of the biggest difficulties faced when using agile methodologies can be related to the difficulty of those involved in adapting to traditional and agile models, sometimes representing the need for cultural change in the environment.

Some advantages for your project:

  • Broad view of risks and management
  • Incremental delivery with greater collaboration and communication
  • Continuous improvement
  • Learning between areas
  • Suitable for different types of projects

Hybrid project management emerges as an efficient alternative to the complex and changing demands of the business world, by combining the best of traditional and agile methodologies, offering an interesting opportunity to promote innovation, efficiency, and value delivery.

Do you want to learn more about this topic and revolutionize your project management? I invite you to deepen your knowledge on this topic a little more with our e-book “Hybrid project management – Combining agile and traditional methodologies for successful deliveries”.

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Ana Paula Anton


Ana Paula Anton

Ana Paula Anton is a Product and Market Analyst at SoftExpert. She has a degree in Chemical Engineering and a post-graduate diploma in Production Engineering. She has experience in the areas of Processes and Pharmaceutical Quality Systems, in addition to expertise in Good Manufacturing Practices, Risk Management, Audits, Process Validation and Qualification, Cause Analysis, CAPA, FMEA and Validation of Computerized Systems.

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