Project management evolution from a single project manager to global virtual enterprise project management office

There once was a time when a single project professional handled all the aspects of managing and controlling project details. But in today's virtually connected world, the practice of managing projects has evolved to embrace innovative techniques and methods for using computers to more effectively realize projects. This article examines how international companies are advancing their project management practices in relation to the latest technological innovations. In doing so, it discusses the modern era of project management, the era following World War II when individuals began using computers to manage projects. It describes the field's rapid evolution since the mid-1980s and identifies the key events that advanced this evolution, including PMI's 1987 publication of its first PMBOK® Guide. It also explains the technological advancements that contributed to project management's evolution. It then describes the rise of enterprise project management (EPM) and the project office/project management office (PO/P
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