History of PM – seen in London

Some people feel that project management must have started with early civilisations organising materials and labour resources for agriculture, temples, monuments and pyramids.

Others feel that people such as Mr Gantt with his bar charts and industrialists with mass production made particular contributions to project management.

Some people feel that the difference between the First and Second World Wars was not the armaments or transport but how they were managed.

Did project management really only get going with the post war development of nuclear submarines, power plants and the space race?

Has earned value, agile and soft skills confirmed project management into a profession?

Or is the ability to manage projects just an essential life skill – like keyboard skills, or driving, or honesty?

All of these permutations and options can be considered while on a trip to London. All aspects are on show. Where would London be today without project management?