Project Management (PM) Is The Process Of Organization, Allocation, And Control Of Resources To Achieve A Specific Goal. Previously, PM Focused On Planning And Executing Projects According To Predetermined Objectives, But It Has Evolved To Include The Use Of Technology To Aid In Managing And Delivering Projects. However, No Research Has Provided A Comprehensive Analysis Of This PM Evolution. To Fill This Gap, This Data-Driven Study Conducted A Scientometric Analysis, Using PM-Related Research Papers, To Identify The PM Evolution Along The Holistic Life Cycle Of Its Knowledgebase. The Findings Of This Study Identify Four Distinct PM Phases: PM 1.0, PM 2.0, PM 3.0, And PM 4.0. Each PM Evolution's Trend Was Found To Be Built On The Preceding One, With Even Earlier Generations Of PM Still Impactful Today. Trend Analysis Also Suggests That There Will Be An Increased Focus On Big Data To Further Advance The Field Of PM With Effective Technological Implementation. This Suggests That PM 5.0 May Be Around The Corner Supporting Previous PM Principles To Then Balance Environmental, Ethical, And Social Concerns. Ultimately, This Study Will Be Beneficial To PM Stakeholders By Providing A Holistic Understanding Of The Main Principles In PM And Potential Future Research Paths.


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01 Jan 2024