Part 2 of a 4-part series on Project Management by contributor Annika Vaughan, MBA, PMP

What is project management?

Project management arose from architecture, building engineering, and the construction industry. You can imagine some kind of planning, estimating, and milestone management took place when building something like the Pyramids. However, the application of project management methodologies to areas beyond architecture and engineering is a more recent phenomenon. According to the Project Management Institute, there are 51 million people around the world working in the area of project management today and an estimated 15.7 million new project management jobs will be created globally by 2020. This demonstrates how organizations across the board— including those in the creative arena—are recognizing the tremendous value project management brings to the business.

After reading all this you might be wondering if there are any quick and easy ways to implement project management in your team. In the next post, I will introduce some useful toolkits for creative project management.

Coming up next on March 10th: Part 3 – Implementing project management in your team— tools and resources

VaughanAAbout the author: Annika Vaughan, MBA, PMP

Annika works as Media Officer at the International Monetary Fund, in a project management team of an in-house agency with 40 + staff providing design, photography and video production services. Her previously held positions include TV reporter, PR manager and UN Communications Officer.

Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are those of the author and should not be attributed to the IMF, its Executive Board, or its management

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