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Project Management by Lewis R. Ireland, David L. Cleland

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CHAPTER 2WHY PROJECT MANAGEMENT?

“There is nothing permanent except change.”

HERACLITUS OF GREECE, 513 B.C.Rogers’ Student’s History of Philosophy

2.1 INTRODUCTION

It has been said that there is nothing as powerful as an idea whose time has come. Project management, an evolving field of theory and practice, has emerged slowly as the field of management has come forth. Since the 1950s there has been acceleration in the development of the theory, literature, and practice of project management. Today there is a sufficient body of knowledge about project management so that this discipline has taken an important position in the lexicon of management and in the practices of modern organizations.

The evolution of project management from organizational ...

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