The right lid for your project jar
The impact of the approach on how a project pans out should not be underestimated. Applying an appropriate methodology plays a significant role in the chances of success of a digital transformation process. Before starting on the project, there are choices to be made about the approach. These choices will determine the course of the project and create a framework for all actions required to achieve the objectives. There are a whole host of options, each with its own specific processes, principles and rules, as well as its own pros and cons.
It is important to keep in mind that there's no perfect “one-size-fits-all” methodology. Every project deserves an individual approach. The biggest challenge could be finding a methodology whose content best fits the objectives, the available resources, and not least the people within the organization.
It is nearly impossible to stay up to date with every type of approach out there. Methodologies are also regularly adapted to keep pace with the ever-changing digital world. The biggest question is where to start. First and foremost, don't get put off before you've even started: there are a good number of methodologies that have more than proven their worth, so they form a good reference point.