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