Project management history

What is project management history

The history of Project management can be traced back to the 1950s when it became recognized as a distinct discipline combining management discipline with engineering model.  Two mathematical project-scheduling models were developed in those time including the "Critical Path Method" (CPM) and PERT.
Soon after a variety of organizations started to systematically apply project management tools and techniques including Henry Gantt, best known as the father of a planning technique known as the Gantt chart and Henri Fayol, creator of the five management functions that form the foundation of the project management body of knowledge
In the later 60’s the International Project Management Association (IPMA) was founded in Europe and was soon followed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the USA. with both organisations¬† offering a variety of certifications.

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