Working on my paper for PMOZ 2010, Seeing the Road Ahead – the challenge of communicating schedule data has required me to re-visit two key papers and augment them with new information and materials discovered in the last few years.
A Brief History of Scheduling – Back to the Future has had quite a lot of new materials incorporated. I am now confident this paper accurately lays out the development of scheduling and in particular, the origins of PERT and CPM.
The Origins of Modern Project Management has had a few new footnotes included an links the development of modern project management to its roots the the spread of scheduling in the early 1960s.
Both updated papers are available for downloading and I have most of the reference materials available for anyone interested in further research into these topics.
The PMOZ paper will be available after publication in a couple of weeks. For more on the PMOZ conference see: http://www.pmoz.com.au/