Perspectives in Project Management: A Selection of Masters Degree Research Projects
All the contributions to this volume are condensed versions of research projects undertaken by students in the final year of the online Master of Project Management degree delivered by the University of South Australia in conjunction with Open Universities Australia.
Contributors to this book consist primarily of graduated Masters’ students, supported by supervising academics and relevant industry specialists and practitioners. As a result, the authors present current research interests across the breadth of Australia – with many of the perspectives demonstrating relevance to practice globally.
The research perspectives presented here focus on four key themes of project management theory and practice: people and organisations; methodologies and practice domains; issues in application; and continuous improvement and benchmarking. Collectively, this work will be of particular interest to project management academics and researchers, post-graduate students, and the broader project management community.
Anthony Wood is a professional project manager and educator with many years of project experience in a broad range of sectors. He has consulted in statutory authority and local government organisations, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Project Management, in which he is researching factors that drive effective deployment of Project Management Offices (PMOs) in Australia. He is particularly interested in the interface between the worlds of theory and practice, and holds an MBA in Business Administration and an MPM in Project Management. He is also a Certified Practicing Project Director and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management.
Associate Professor Raufdeen Rameezdeen is the Associate Head of the School of Natural and Built Environments at the University of South Australia. His research interests lie in the area of project risk management and sustainable construction. He is an active member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has also worked as a consultant Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager in the construction industry in the private sector.
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