From the Frontline: How to improve project performance

In ‘From the Frontline’, Project journal editor Emma De Vita meets project professionals who are working on cutting-edge projects, and academics whose research is at the forefront of project management techniques.

In this episode she speaks to the researchers behind Project X’s latest report, published by APM, called Rethinking Capabilities: Lessons for policy, scholarship and practice. Project X is an ESRC‑funded research collaboration between government, academia and industry representatives, aiming to generate unique insights into the performance of major projects and programmes in government.

So why do some major projects perform poorly, and others perform well – and what can you do about it? We hear about some of the key findings and what you can do to put them into practice on your projects right now.

On the panel:

  • Dr Rebecca Vine is an assistant professor in accounting at the University of Sussex Business School
  • Dr Dicle Kortantamer is a research fellow at the University of Brighton
  • Dr Jas Kalra is an assistant professor in supply chain management at Newcastle University Business School
  • Phillippa Groome is a doctoral researcher at the University of Sussex

Read the research paper here.

Find out more about Project X here.

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