This presentation delivers an informative and entertaining look at the history of the project management software industry. It starts way back in the mainframe days when the critical path method (CPM) was just the 2nd computer application which stored a program in memory. And continues over the next 70 years of innovations to the point we are at now, which is cloud based availability of many types of solutions aimed at a broad range of industry users with varying degrees of functionality.
Along the way, the presenter will highlight some little-known history about this industry’s vendors and products, including some specific details on Microsoft Project’s background.
- Attendees of this presentation learn how the industry started and the type of business problems project management software was being applied to; there have been major changes in that over the years.
- The presentation will walk through each generation of software systems from those first mainframe-based tools, through minicomputers, PCs, LAN multi-user systems, Windows, and the latest “cloud” offerings.
- The presentation will explain how the major vendors have expanded their products from just project scheduling to comprehensive solutions addressing resource management, project budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning, and product/deliverables management.
- The presenter will also discuss the impact of Agile techniques and the rise of Collaborative Work Management (CWM). And the presenter will include his own thoughts on how the leading Industry analysts have categorized the software vendors approaches and what is forecasted as the future of solutions.
Interested in getting in touch with the presenter? Contact Rich Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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