the design process for carrying out research or the development of a procedure; it is not in itself an instrument for doing those things. Our modifications include use of prototyping where possible to provide the customer a better view of their finished product early in the design/development cycle. Possible additional components of a method are: management model(s), presentation model(s), support model(s) (prescriptions, instructions, tips, examples, etc. Last post 09:58 am February 27, 2015 by Joe Pelosi 1 reply Author Messages Tugce Evirgen 05:56 pm February 26, 2015 Hello, Since I am working on an article, I am reading a lot of documents and confused about the terminology. In this document, these terms are explained in relation to each other, using simple and consistent descriptions. New ISO guidances for programme management and portfolio management are in progress. Often these organizations develop new, improved versions. Disadvantage of methodology is the limitation it has for any innovation or creativity since you need to follow pre-defined steps and procedures but at the same time it provides consistency. In other words, the Logical Framework is like a microscopic lens that zooms in on a specific pathway within the TOC. the systematic, theoretical analysis of the methods applied to a field of study, or the theoretical analysis of the body of methods and principles associated with a branch of knowledge. Method definition in oxford dictionary is” A particular procedure for accomplishing or approaching something, especially a systematic or established one” so based on that we can define methodology as the knowledge of procedures or systematic ways of doing something. For more details visit my blog post: Entity vs Model vs ViewModel vs DataModel A methodology is a set of principles, tools and practices which can be used to guide processes to achieve a particular goal. It is, of course, based on a ‘best practice’ approach and is the result of input from various stakeholders. The ToC gives the ‘big picture’ and summarises work at a strategic level, while a logical framework illustrate a programme (implementation) level understanding of the change process. The definition of methodology in oxford dictionary is “A system of methods used in a particular area of study or activity” which is still confusing because it still defines methodology as methods. Framework – why waterfall and agile are not methodologies” Anthony Draffin’s shock does not go unshared. The basis of the Agile Methodology is an incremental, iterative development process. 2. so let’s put this understanding in the context of project management. The term ‘good practice’ is also in use. Usually, the most recent version is the one to apply. A model is used to explain or represent a mechanism and operation of some process or thing. ), based on the modelling techniques mentioned above. Framework A conceptual framework is used in research to give an overall picture of the possible courses of action or to bring a preferred approach to a thought or idea. For example, PMBOK guide presents processes and knowledge areas and offers guidelines on how to develop a scope statement, communication plan …etc but you do not have to do everything mentioned in the PMBOK for each project, it’s like a guideline for you to select only the parts that you feel will help you to manage your project. The ICB and the e-CF are competence frameworks. Therefore, by knowing the meaning of method we can easily understand term methodology. So it must be systematic and follows procedures. ), IT Service Management best practices, Volume 4, 2007, Van Haren Publishing, p. 351, ISO website:, Ngi, Wegwijzer voor methoden bij Enterprise-architectuur – 2de herziene druk, 2013, Van Haren Publishing, p. 15. The most common use of the ter… Framework provides us with a guideline or frame that we can work under. This framework is initially sequential, and then iterative throughout the development process.