History of Project Management
The 1950s marked the beginning of the modern project management era. Before then, projects were managed on an ad-hoc basis, mainly using informal techniques and tools.
updated 10 Oct 2021
In this history of project management, I chart all the significant developments and events in the discipline as far back as there are records.
In this article, I chart the history and evolution of PRINCE2. From its start in 1978 as PROMPTII through to today's PRINCE2 6th Edition.
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.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history. Aldous Huxley