Project Management Institute

Modern project management

how did we get here--where do we go?

This article features a PMI founder and former executive director telling the history of modern project management. In doing so, he describes the evolution that began in 1958, the year when the first papers on project management where published. This article overviews some of the key individuals--and their accomplishments--who led the field during its first thirty years. It also lists five questions for researchers and practitioners to consider at this juncture, questions that focus on the discipline's future direction.
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