Project Smart ~ Exploring trends and developments in project management today

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.

History icon
Calendar icon

A Brief History of Project Management

In this history of project management, I chart all the major developments and events in the discipline as far back as there are records.

Calendar iconNot recorded

The Evolution of Project Management - Part 2

As a discipline modern project management developed from different fields of application including construction, engineering and defence.

Calendar iconNot recorded

The Evolution of Project Management

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.

Calendar iconNot recorded

The History of PRINCE2

PROMPTII, PRINCE and PRINCE2 were all introduced to provide a better set of tools to deliver projects on time, within budget and to the right quality.

Calendar iconNot recorded

How Project Management Developed

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.

Project Health Check

Will your project be a success? Find out in five minutes.

Start nowArrow

PROJECT SMART is the project management resource that helps managers at all levels improve their performance. We provide an important knowledge base for those involved in managing projects of all kinds. With weekly exclusive updates, we keep you in touch with the latest project management thinking.

WE ARE CONNECTED ~ Follow us on social media to get regular updates on what's happening in the world of project management.


Latest Comments

Mel commented on…
Successful Project Management: Eight Simple Steps to Follow
- Thu 27 August 3:39am

John Reiling commented on…
Seeing the Project Through to the End
- Mon 24 August 6:07pm

Duncan Haughey commented on…
Protecting Sensitive Project Information
- Thu 20 August 2:57pm

Latest tweets

General Project Management • Re: APMP for PRINCE2 Practitioners https://t.co/2u53jtJ7oJ #pm #projectsmart about 6 hours ago

General Project Management • MSc Research Survey https://t.co/rB4KxCJhCF #pm #projectsmart about 4 days ago

Generating Momentum in a Project http://t.co/KOt91O1Q1m #pmot #projectsmart about 5 days ago