The Built Environment's Dr Shankar Sankaran and his Centre for Management and Organisational Studies colleagues have been awarded $420,000 over three years for the project: "Governance Matters: identifying and making sense of the antecedents to project-blow outs".
With the problem of project blow-out being a global reality, this project will have both national and international benefits.
The capability to predict, account for and resolve problems that impact project outcomes contributes to management by the public or private sectors and through public/private sector collaboration.
The national benefit of this project cannot be overstated and will include but will not be limited to, the better management of project outcomes derived from cross-industry learning and the development of a framework for managing project blow-outs.
Sankaran has also been invited to join the Editorial Review Board of the Project Management Journal published by the Project Management Institute, and is a peer-referred academic and research quarterly of PMI .