History of Project Management
How Project Management Developed
The 1950s marked the beginning of the modern project management era, prior to then projects were managed on an ad-hoc basis using mostly informal techniques and tools.
In this history of project management, I chart all the major developments and events in the discipline as far back as there are records.
As a discipline modern project management developed from different fields of application including construction, engineering and defence.
Project Management is an important topic because all organisations, be they large or small, at one time or other are involved in implementing new undertakings.
It is possible to say that the concept of project management has been around since the beginning of history. It has enabled leaders to plan bold and massive projects.
PROMPTII, PRINCE and PRINCE2 were all introduced to address the common causes of project failure by providing a better set of tools to deliver projects.
No matter how good the team or how efficient the methodology, if we’re not solving the right problem, the project fails. - Woody Williams
The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while honouring the preconceived constraints.