Charles Babbage

Computers are essential tools for modern project management with their hardware, software and applications. Charles Babbage (1791 to 1871) is known as “the father of the computer”; so we all owe him a tremendous debt. He was a mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer. Examples of his machines can be seen at the Science Museum in South Kensington – together with many other artefacts of interest to project managers.

A blue plaque is located at Larcon Street and Walworth Road near his birthplace; with a black plaque at 1 Dorset Street.

PM Contribution: where would we be in project management without calculators, laptops and silicon chips? Thank you Charles for getting us started.