~ In recognition of Memorial Day ~
Project Management in History - The First Jeep
Paul Bruno, PgMP, PMP
Proud Sponsor of May2015 Chapter Meeting
"The First Jeep” tells the story of the American Bantam Car Company, which dared to meet the challenge to build the prototype in the impossible timeframe of 49 days. The “¼ ton truck 4×4 light project,” as the effort was titled by the Army, represents a textbook case of entrepreneurship and project management that holds lessons for today’s business leaders and project managers. Contemporary leaders face a similar environment of rapidly changing technology, volatile economic circumstances and turbulent international relations, forces that assailed the U.S. Army throughout the interwar period.
Paul Bruno has more than 28 years of experience in the fields of project management and information technology. His extensive knowledge in the PM field allowed him to recognize the excellent example of project management that the development of the first Jeep prototype represented. This presentation merges a compelling historical event with project management and entrepreneurial lessons under the umbrella brand “Project Management in History,” a book series that looks at historic projects and draws comparisons to challenges encountered in the projects of today.