How hard can it be? Complexity and response in major projects

Harvey MaylorHarvey Maylor has been an academic and consultant for the past 23 years, is an Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University.

He was previously Director of the International Centre for Programme Management at Cranfield, successfully delivering a $US4M programme of research with HP Enterprise Services, and before that, founding and running Cranfield’s MSc in Programme and Project Management.

His key skills are as a researcher, writer, innovator and teacher. As a researcher, his work is widely published in the top management journals and is highly cited. As a writer, his main text (Project Management) is currently Europe’s best-selling PM text, and has been translated into 5 different languages.

As an innovator, he developed a number of approaches with his research team at Cranfield for HP, including AdvantageHP, to enable the firm to gain competitive advantage from its programme and project activities.

As a teacher, he has recently received awards from Warwick Business School for his teaching on programmes at both Diploma and Executive MBA levels. He is a frequent keynote speaker at both academic and practitioner conferences, particularly on the topic of complexity [a major research interest since 2006].

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