I have never taken a project management course; however, the hard knocks of life have forced me to learn through trial and error various aspects of project management. I have used more organizational skills in my software development company, utilizing Gantt charts with time constraints, budgeting, resource planning and risk management, than I have ever used in any other business I have started up.
Every software developed has a similar project framework; therefore, whether I am using an industry standard format for project management or not, I do not know. All I know is that what we have now is working for us. This does not mean that I am not open to suggestions, on the contrary – you CAN teach this old dog new tricks!