The practice of project management has evolved over half a century and permeates all industries, institutions and governments throughout the world. This paper conveys a picture of the state of the art in this management discipline near the end of 2003, and provides some predictions of the direction of its continued evolution over the next five years.
Four major subjects are covered as follows:
A global perspective is presented and various topics discussed under each.
This is the first of four parts that discusses: