Are numbers real?
Numbers in the form we know and use today appeared in the 13th century when Italian mathematician Fibonacci, published the Liber Abaci. But, asks Pat Weaver, given our reliance on mathematics for virtually everything, how ‘real’ is a system that cannot define the ratio between the diameter and circumference of a circle but can generate fascinating sequences?
Finding the gaps in project management
In less than two decades project management has developed from a body of knowledge to aspiring to become a profession. But where is it now? Where is it going? How will it get there? How has project management emerged in organisations and been affected by their evolution? Projects carried out in organisations—such as organisational changes […]
Project management through the 1950s
Projects have been undertaken since antiquity, however there is substantial agreement that modern project management as a distinctive discipline had its origins in the 1950s. There were, however, some relatively recent antecedents to these origins, which Peter Morris discusses in The Management of Projects, which I regard as the definitive history of project management up […]