Great projects of China
China's quickly growing economy has sparked a country-wide need for professional project managers. But practicing project management in China is different than it is in Western countries, primarily because China's approach to managing projects usually integrates ancient legacies into contemporary practices. This article--written in a question-and-answer format--features the author's conversation with Wu Zhiming, a construction management professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), a conversation that focuses on the evolution of project management within China. It looks at China's ancient and modern experience in managing projects, its current focus in developing a project management system appropriate for its culture, and its challenges in creating a standardized approach to managing its internal projects.