A paper presented to the Project Management Symposium on PM: Project Manager Role Evolution, Rome, Italy, 2004.

Updated 7/3/04

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Published here September 2004.

PART 2 | Introduction | Individual Capabilities in Project Management
U.S. Government Project Management Certification Initiatives
Project Teams | The "Profession" of Project Management | PART 4


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 in 2004, 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 third of the four parts that discusses:


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