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Passing the PMP® Exam: How to Take It and Pass It by Ph.D., - PMP Rudd McGary,

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Preface

There is no profession more interesting or challenging than modern project management. Because of the nature of projects, the project manager will be working in environments where change is occurring, where there is uniqueness to the management, and where time constraints guide the work to be done. Project management has been used for thousands of years with almost all of the projects including some aspect of building. From the pyramids of Egypt to the great cathedrals of Europe, projects involving thousands of people and sometimes hundreds of years have been completed.

While there were de facto project managers all throughout history, the formalization of project management did not really begin until the second half of the twentieth century. ...

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