ASIP-PMIntro-4 History of Project Management Timeline


Although formal project management is a recent concept, ever since the first projects started, there has been some form of project management. There are examples of projects dating back to early human history, including large construction projects.

More recently, tools have been developed to make managing projects more efficient. Today, as more attention is placed on project management as a framework and profession, we benefit from standards, tools, and learning communities that help us to increase our knowledge of project management.

Scenario: Let's explore some examples of historical events in project management: Pyramids of Giza; Gantt Chart; Project Management Institute Certification; The Rise of the Project Management Professional.

Instruction: Click the arrow on the right to go to the next example.

References: Available in H5P metadata. 

Attribution: This activity is used in the Arts & Science Internship Program's open educational resource, "Ideation and Planning Skills for Employment Success", available through eCampusOntario's Open Library in Spring 2023.

This project is made possible with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy. To learn more about the Virtual Learning Strategy visit: