Introduction to Software Project Management

2.1 Introduction

Project management has been practiced successfully for years (even 2000 years before) in civil engineering projects across the globe. Only in the early 1950s, which is marked as the beginning of modern project management, organizations started recognizing the importance of project management and started applying the project management concepts systematically. So project management as a separate discipline evolved and derived from the best practices of engineering and management disciplines. Henry Gantt and Henry Fayol are the pioneers in the field of project management. Henry Gantt used Gantt chart as a project management tool used for project planning and controlling. Henry Fayol ...

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