The History of Ancillary Project Management Concepts

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This subject looks at a the origins of diverse range of ancillary factors used in PM such as calendars, numbers, and arbitration.

Topics included in the History of Ancillary Project Management Concepts:

- The Origins of Numbers, Calendars and Calculations
- The Development of General Management Theory
- The History of Dispute Management and Arbitration.

Other related sections of the PMKI:

- The development of Modern Project Management
- Henry Gantt's contribution to management theory


The Origins of Numbers, Calendars and Calculations

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PP: The origins of the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) calendar. This paper looks at the reasons why days have 24 hours but hours have 60 minutes and why the number of days in each month varies. The origins of today's UTC go back more then 6000 years!

Art: Are numbers real? This brief article looks at the origins and some of the irrational aspects of the numbers we use every day.

 

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The Development of General Management Theory

PP: The Origins of Modern Management. This paper discusses the ways in which management theories evolved from the beginning of the 18th century through to the 21st century and how these developments influenced the creation of 'modern project management'.

WP: The Functions of Management. The functions and principles of management (H. Fayol, 1916).

For the development of project management see: The Origins of Modern Project Management.

Art: Professional Project Management. What does professional project management look like? This article looks at the evolution of the concept of a formal profession and what this may mean for project management.

 

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The History of Dispute Management and Arbitration

Blg: Arbitration has a long history. An outline of the Saxon legal codes used in the Kingdom of Kent prior to the Norman invasion of England.

    

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