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At Mavenlink, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the past 2,500 years or so and see how project management came to be what it is today.
If project management is defined as the act of assembling people to systematically achieve a shared goal, then it has existed since ancient history. Think of the Egyptians erecting the Great Pyramid of Giza or the first Emperor of China commanding the manual labor of millions to build the Great Wall of China. Despite new method developments and technology changes over time, project management has kept its core goal intact: to deliver successful projects in a clear and effective way.
Here’s how we got here:
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