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THE EVOLUTION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT THE EVOLUTION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT Dating back to the Egyptian era, project management has been practiced for thousands of years. By the 1950's, formal project management tools and methods have been applied to give structure to complex projects. A TIMELINE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT Mobility & communication PRIOR 1958: The evolution of technology has enabled project schedules to be shortened. The telecommunication system: Increased the speed of communication. 1931-1936: The Hoover Dam was a construction project undertaken during this period, employing approximately 5,200 workers. Automobiles: Allowed mobility & effective resource allocation. The power of computing 1958-1979 This period was shaped by the major development of computer technology. The 1970's: Shows the change from mainframe to the mini-computer in the 1970's making them affordable for average sized companies. 1956: The Polaris missile project was undertaken during this period & influenced the development of modern project management. Software & Efficiency 1980-1994 The introduction of the personal computer (PC) Low cost multitasking PCs: Enabling control over project management & schedules with efficiency. Project management software: Low cost software enabling project management techniques to be easily accessible. 1989-1919: The England France Channel project illustrates project management tools & applications of high technology during this period. A cọnnected world 1995-NOW By the 1990's the internet was introduced to the world. This drastically changed business practices. The Internet has enabled us to: browse, purchase & track products & services online The Internet has increased: productivity, efficiency & client orientation WHAT IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT TODAY? Predominantly, throughout the past century, technology has been an important driver and has played a major role in evolving the core elements (time, quality and cost) of project management. Alan Wood & Partners have five offices across the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region - Hull, Lincoln, Scarborough, Sheffield and York. Established in Hull in the 1960's, Alan Wood & Partners provide a comprehensive range of engineering services to the construction industry. Alan Wood & Partners are proud f Alan Wood & Partners deliver outstanding customer care, delivered by specialist teams, with the skills and experience required.

THE EVOLUTION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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Dating back to the Egyptian era, project management has been practiced for thousands of years. By the 1950’s, formal project management tools and methods have been applied to give structure to compl...

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