Did you know that project management has been around for more than 2500 years? If project management is defined as the act of assembling people to systematically achieve a shared goal, then it has existed since ancient history.
Whether it was the Egyptians erecting the Great Pyramid of Giza, an Indian Maharaja directing his skilled artisans while building the Taj Mahal or a Chinese King commanding the manual labor of millions to build the Great Wall of China, they were all endeavors of project Management.
Even though times, methodologies & technologies have changed, Project Management has kept its core goal intact: To deliver successful projects in a clear and effective way.
Below is a wonderful infographic depicting the history of project management as we know it as of now.
The success or failure of project has a great deal to do with the type of PM heading it and how he manages the various stakeholders. Below is an infographic that identifies 7 types of PMs. What is your personality? What do you think? Is there a type that is missed?
One of the most important aspects of a PMs job is to actively and proactively manage conflicts as they can easily delay or derail a project. During a training session, to the question of "State the causes of conflict in a project", 35 answers were provided. The top reasons were poor communication, project cost, lack of leadership & confused requirements. Below is an infographic displaying the responses.