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To whom do we owe the greatest credit for the birth of modern project management?
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This might be a brain teaser. Try and name a person rather than an institution (ie. PMI).
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Clarify "modern" PM, Sante :-). Are you referring to the set of practices distilled in the 50s and 60s with projects like the Polaris nuclear sub or are you referring to something more contemporary?

Kiron
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2 replies by Sante Vergini
Sep 10, 2018 7:36 PM
Sante Vergini
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Hmm, maybe after the Gantt chart (1917), after CPM (1957), after PERT (1958), after WBS (1962), lets go with after PMI was established in 1969.
Sep 10, 2018 7:40 PM
Sante Vergini
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Spot on Kiron. I would say the 50's and 60's seem to be dawn of modern project management. But as I said earlier, let the starting line begin in 1969 with PMI because that's when things went from project management, to the project management profession before the birth of all the big bodies of knowledge.
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In terms of contemporary/modern project management, as it relates to Agile frameworks, I would lean towards the authors of the Agile Manifesto. Diving a little deeper, we could certainly give credit to Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland in their development of a modern SCRUM model.
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Sep 10, 2018 7:37 PM
Sante Vergini
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Good call Brian, for Agile that is...
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All practicing project managers!!
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1 reply by Muhammad Usman Iqbal Malik
Sep 10, 2018 1:20 PM
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Good one!
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Sep 10, 2018 12:30 PM
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All practicing project managers!!
Good one!
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Sep 10, 2018 7:31 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Clarify "modern" PM, Sante :-). Are you referring to the set of practices distilled in the 50s and 60s with projects like the Polaris nuclear sub or are you referring to something more contemporary?

Kiron
Hmm, maybe after the Gantt chart (1917), after CPM (1957), after PERT (1958), after WBS (1962), lets go with after PMI was established in 1969.
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Sep 10, 2018 8:24 AM
Replying to Brian Riehle
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In terms of contemporary/modern project management, as it relates to Agile frameworks, I would lean towards the authors of the Agile Manifesto. Diving a little deeper, we could certainly give credit to Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland in their development of a modern SCRUM model.
Good call Brian, for Agile that is...
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Sep 10, 2018 7:31 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Clarify "modern" PM, Sante :-). Are you referring to the set of practices distilled in the 50s and 60s with projects like the Polaris nuclear sub or are you referring to something more contemporary?

Kiron
Spot on Kiron. I would say the 50's and 60's seem to be dawn of modern project management. But as I said earlier, let the starting line begin in 1969 with PMI because that's when things went from project management, to the project management profession before the birth of all the big bodies of knowledge.
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Sep 11, 2018 7:45 AM
Kiron Bondale
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Perhaps the authors of the original PMBOK Guide (e.g. Bill Duncan & company...)?
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Sep 10, 2018 7:40 PM
Replying to Sante Vergini
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Spot on Kiron. I would say the 50's and 60's seem to be dawn of modern project management. But as I said earlier, let the starting line begin in 1969 with PMI because that's when things went from project management, to the project management profession before the birth of all the big bodies of knowledge.
Perhaps the authors of the original PMBOK Guide (e.g. Bill Duncan & company...)?

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