PM History

This page lists the major achievement of project management in human history.

Creation of the Universe
God created the world in 7 days.
The Great Pyramid of Giza2570 BC
Construction of the Great Wall of China208 BC
Frederick Taylor written the book “The Principles of Scientific Management”. He proposed that by optimising and simplifying jobs, productivity would increase. He also proposed the idea that workers and managers needed to cooperate with one another. These ideas have significant influence in the development of project management concept. 1911
he Gantt chart Developed by Henry Gantt1917
The Critical Path Method (CPM) Invented by the Dupont Corporation1957
The Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT) Invented for the U.S. Navy’s Polaris Project1958
Project management was formally recognised as a distinct discipline.1950s
United States Department of Defense created the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)1962
The International Project Management Association (IPMA) Founded1965
Project Management Institute (PMI) Founded1969
First version of Microsoft Project for DOS 1984
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) Published by PMI1987
PRINCE Method Developed From PROMPTII1989
PRINCE2 Published by CCTA1996
The Agile Manifesto developed2001
ISO 21500:2012 Standard for Project Management Released2012