Modern Project Management

(ISSN: 2317-3963)

Traditional, Agile and Lean Project Management - A Systematic Literature Review

André Cruz
University of Minho Portugal
Anabela Carvalho Alves
University of Minho ALGORITMI Center School of Engineering Department of Production and System Portugal


This paper presents a systematic literature review about traditional, Agile and Lean Project Management methodologies. A general overview on the methodologies was also made, either on the perspective of the traditional based methodologies or the Lean and Agile methodologies. SLR results revealed more than 3500 papers. After filtering and applying exclusion criteria, just 80 were analysed. Main findings were that, in spite of some reserves, project management methodologies based on Lean are used. Nevertheless, Agile methodologies are the most used.

Keywords: Project Management ,Lean and Agile methodologies ,systematic literature review ,



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