2012 is the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Association of Project Management, and to mark the occasion, APM released this video at the beginning of November showing the history of project management. Interestingly, over the past 40 years project management has had a hand in some of the most interesting and varied inventions and developments we’ve come to consider integral to our day to day lives. Although project management was born out of construction projects, the profession has expanded considerably and is responsible for assisting developments such as space exploration, the iPhone, hybrid cars, film production, ebooks and air travel.

With these diverse and varied projects, obviously the software used to help manage them needs to be diverse and varied too. The problem is that many project management applications are either built on accounting software, or heavily geared towards construction, neither of which help project managers with projects that are different or unusual.

However, IPM is one of the most flexible project management platforms around. Our software has of course been used to help manage ‘traditional’ construction projects, but we also have a varied list of clients who need it to perform other functions as part of their project management needs. From service management and billing for an auto electrics company right through to event management and billboard advertising sales for V8 Supercars Australia, IPM has the flexibility to match the unique requirements of this ever evolving industry. What’s more, this kind of flexibility does not involve expensive and time consuming customisations; it is inherent in the software.

If you’d like to talk to us about your unique project management needs and how IPM might be able to meet them, please feel free to contact us below for a free demo.