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This presentation delivers and 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.
You 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.
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.
Rich Murphy is generally recognized as one of the “thought leaders” in the project management software field. He started his career as an electrical/nuclear engineer on nuclear power plant projects. Rich eventually moved full time into the project management software field with one of the leading vendors in the industry. His team developed several of the leading PM systems running on minicomputers, then PCs/LANs, and one of the first multi-user, multi-project Windows based systems. These products were acquired by some of the leading PM vendors along the way.
Rich has a long history with Microsoft Project; he was one of the original beta testers of Microsoft project for Windows. His team was a long-time Project Partner and in August, 2000 Microsoft acquired one of their systems, which became the basis for Project Professional and Project Server. Rich joined the Microsoft Project team and was the original Solution CEO for Microsoft’s EPM solution based on SharePoint.
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