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Darren Dalcher

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Author, Professor, Series Editor
Director, National Centre for Project Management
Lancaster University Management School, UK

Darren Dalcher, Ph.D. HonFAPM, FRSA, FBCS, CITP, FCMI SMIEEE SFHEA is Professor in Strategic Project Management at Lancaster University, and founder and Director of the National Centre for Project Management (NCPM) in the UK.  He has been named by the Association for Project Management (APM) as one of the top 10 “movers and shapers” in project management and was voted Project Magazine’s “Academic of the Year” for his contribution in “integrating and weaving academic work with practice”. Following industrial and consultancy experience in managing IT projects, Professor Dalcher gained his PhD in Software Engineering from King's College, University of London. 

Professor Dalcher has written over 200 papers and book chapters on project management and software engineering. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, a leading international software engineering journal. He is the editor of the book series, Advances in Project Management, published by Routledge and of the companion series Fundamentals of Project Management.  Heavily involved in a variety of research projects and subjects, Professor Dalcher has built a reputation as leader and innovator in the areas of practice-based education and reflection in project management. He works with many major industrial and commercial organisations and government bodies. 

Darren is an Honorary Fellow of the APM, a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and the Royal Society of Arts, A Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the British Academy of Management. He is a Chartered IT Practitioner. He sits on numerous senior research and professional boards, including The PMI Academic Member Advisory Group, the APM Research Advisory Group, the CMI Academic Council and the APM Group Ethics and Standards Governance Board.  He is the Academic Advisor and Consulting Editor for the next APM Body of Knowledge. Prof Dalcher is an academic advisor for the PM World Journal.  He is the academic advisor and consulting editor for the next edition of the APM Body of Knowledge.

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Updated September 2018


Leading the Project Revolution: Reframing the Human Dynamics of Successful Projects, 1st Edition; Edited by Darren Dalcher; Routledge, December 2018

Managing Projects in a World of People, Strategy and Change,1st Edition; Edited by Darren Dalcher, Routledge, August 2018

The Evolution of Project Management Practice: From Programmes and Contracts to Benefits and Change, 1st Edition; Edited by Darren Dalcher; Routledge, September 2017

Further Advances in Project Management: Guided Exploration in Unfamiliar Landscapes, 1st Edition; Edited by Darren Dalcher, Routledge, December 2016

Advances in Project Management: Narrated Journeys in Uncharted Territory, 1st Edition; Edited by Darren Dalcher, Routledge, August 2016

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