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Project Management and Computers in the Year 2010

TitleProject Management and Computers in the Year 2010
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsFroese, T, Waugh, L
Date Published03/1991
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCenter for Integrated Facility Engineering, CIFE, Project Management, Stanford University
AbstractThe goal of this paper is to answer the question: What will project management be like in 20 years? Twenty-five academic and industry experts completed a questionnaire concerning future trends in computers for project management. The results are discussed in seven sections: the project management environment, computer hardware capabilities, integration and connectivity, programming languages and software development, user interfaces, and computer applications for project management of construction. Overall, respondents foresee three major roles for future computers: supplier of more and better information, tool for multimedia communication, and advanced decision support and information processing device. Since the computer technology to support these roles will undoubtedly exist, the challenge facing the industry is to develop the information technology foundations-such as representation standards and project models that will allow us to utilize and leverage these computational capabilities. The paper is organized into two parallel formats-a discussion of the questionnaire results and "a day in the life of a project manager in the year 2010."
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