Information Technology - Project Management History
Project Management History
Even before the time of the Pyramids humankind has had to devise plans
for completing set projects.
Project Management is not a new concept. Even in the time of the Ancient
Egyptians a form of project management was needed to coordinate the
construction of the great pyramids. Modern project management tools were,
however, not developed until the early 1900s with the creation of the GANTT
chart method. Further refinement in project management tools came about in
the 1950s with the development of the Critical Path Method (CPM) and
Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT). These three tools form the
basis for documenting and managing the progress of projects. All of these
tools produce graphical representations of projects, and all current
project management software includes these components.