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.

GDPM is the only project management method / approach in the industry which concretely and consistently describes how projects should be justified, planned, organized and controlled. It 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 delivery method, such as Prince2, Summit-D, Hermes, etc. GDPM is universally applicable and independent of any industry.

One of GDPM's added values is that planning is started in a group exercise with identifying and structuring deliverables (milestones) and not activities. 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.

GDPM has demonstrated its maturity and effectiveness in countless projects and serves as the standard method in many enterprises globally.