Evolution of Project Management

Timeline created by rosado.andrew
  • 2,570 BCE

    Responsibility in The Pyramid of Giza

    Responsibility in The Pyramid of Giza
    Records show that there were managers accountable for the completion of each side of the pyramid. No records on how it was organized
  • -208 BCE

    Division of labor in the Great Wall of China

    Division of labor in the Great Wall of China
    Emperor Qin Shihuang had organized labor into three groups: soldiers, common people, and criminals.
  • The Gantt Chart

    The Gantt Chart
    Henry Gantt created a scheduling diagram implemented in the construction of the Hoover Dam in 1931. It is still used today.
  • The American Association of Cost Engineers

    The American Association of Cost Engineers
    The precursor of the AACE International and pioneers in planning and scheduling, cost estimating, cost and schedule control.
  • The Invention of the Critical Path Method (CPM)

    The Invention of the Critical Path Method (CPM)
    The Dupont corporation developed a technique to predict project duration by analyzing which of sequence of activities has the least amount of flexibility in the schedule.
  • The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

    The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    Created by the Department of Defense, the WBS was a part of the Polaris mobile submaride-launched ballistic missle project. The WBS is a hierarchical tree structure of deliverables and tasks to be performed in a project. It is still used today.
  • The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) Published by PMI

    The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) Published by PMI
    The 1st Ed. of the PMBOK was published in 1987 and was the first attempt to standardize accepted PM information and practices.
  • PRINCE2

    PRINCE2
    The updated version from 1989, PRINCE was originally developed for Information Systems and Information Technology projects to reduce cost and time overruns. PRINCE2 became more generic and applicable to any project type.
  • ISO 21500

    ISO 21500
    The international standard for guidance on Project Management. It was intended to provide generic guidance, explain core principles and what constitutes good practice in project management.
  • PMBOK 6th Edition

    PMBOK 6th Edition
    The latest iteration of the PMBOK Guide that includes some Agile concepts.