When we think of project management tools today, we think of advanced platforms like Gryffin that use automation to make our jobs easier and more efficient. But while the phrase “project management” might be relatively new, the concept goes back to antiquity.
Imagine traveling back in time a few thousand years to ancient Mesopotamia. The hot technology shaking up the business world in those days? The abacus. And that was sort of an early project management tool, after a fashion—a “modern” way to keep count beyond our fingers and toes, revolutionizing how we tracked bags of grain and heads of cattle.