Project Management in London

When it comes to projects and project management the United Kingdom is a benchmark nation; and London has a unique density and variety of examples and circumstances of projects and of project management to see, visit and experience.  Many projects and programmes in UK and around the world have team members and management in London.  So for everyone, in or thinking about being in, projects and project management you are “Welcome to London” and the Great Metropolis and this omnibus of information, advice and characteristics.

Projects are all round us – globally and certainly in UK. Projects make a significant contribution to the gross domestic product – including in UK. This digital initiative and collection endeavours to identify some of the popular, and some of the less-well-known, features of projects and project management – in London – from the past and up to the current day.

History of Project Management 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 in the early 1900s 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?