Types of Projects


My previous article ‘What is a Project?’ attempted to give a response to this question using my experience and mainly PRINCE2 background. This article will expand further with details on the ‘Types of Projects’ using PRINCE2 as the main methodology of practice.

Scale of Project

Every project will go through the same basic project management lifecycle, but the degree of control, documentation and organisation required depends on the size and complexity of the project. Also, different scales of project require different levels of project management competence. A Project Management Framework Approach could classify projects into three types: small, medium and large.

This type of approach is summarised in the following table:

Scale Approach
Small project Focus on essential elements of project management
Medium project Consider all elements of project management and use those that are relevant to the project
Large project Comprehensive application of the PRINCE2 project management…

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