Is HYBRID the new buzzword? We have hybrid cars, hybrid grapes, hybrid generators…what about hybrid project management? What is the foundation of this hybrid trend?
From the sixties until late in the 20th century, project managers used the Work Breakdown Structure, or WBS, to manage complex projects. It was the only game in town and every project manager was trained to use this method.
Upon release of the desktop version of Microsoft project in 1984, the WBS, or waterfall as some would call it, became much easier to handle. Managers could plan and share their projects with their teams and the executive managers.