There are numerous writings that detail the importance of why history matters, these usually appeal on the level of studying human behaviour, achievement, and understanding where we come from. Perhaps idealistic, there is a belief that by knowing the past, the same mistakes can be avoided in future.
History is valued in political and management literature from a leadership perspective. For the project professional, the past should be analysed beyond this; if a Project Manager reads history they will find they interpret events from a project perspective.
Here are six reasons Project Managers should read history: