The Development of Modern Project Management

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This subject looks at the origins of modern project management and its evolution into a profession.

Topics included in the Development of Modern Project Management Management:

- Origins, and trends in, modern project management
- The development of project management credentials
- The evolution of construction management

Other related sections of the PMKI:

- The history of project controls
- Project management practice and the PMBOK® Guide
- The evolution of calendars and other supporting concepts
- TBA


Origins, and trends in, modern project management

PM History
PP: The Origins of Modern Project ManagementThis paper discusses the ways in which management theories evolved from the beginning of the 18th century and the technological inventions of the 20th century interacted to encourage the establishment of project management bodies, which in turn created the profession of modern project management.
 
PP: Trends In Modern Project Management - Past Present & FutureThis paper discusses the trends in project management from the past, to the present and into the future.  

The development of project management credentials

Blg: The PMP® Examination is 30 years old.  A brief history of the linked development of PMI's PMP examination and the PMBOK® Guide.
Blg: The PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition and its consequences.  The evolution of the PMBOK and the PMP exam through to the publication of the 6th Edition in Q3 2017.   

The evolution of construction management

Blg: Construction project management is a very old profession.  The construction of Hwaseong Fortress in Korea that was built between 1794 and 1796.

Art: Project Governance & Control, The Building of the Crystal Palace. This article discusses the governance processes used to oversight the construction of the Crystal Palace in 1851 and is subsequent sale and relocation.

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