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In data we trust!

Prof Darren Dalcher takes on another challenging topic in new article

12 July 2015 – Dallas, USA and London, UK – “In data we trust: Establishing the value of information, big data and analytics” is the title of Prof Darren Dalcher’s latest article, his introduction to a new “Advances in Project Management” series article by Roel Wolfert and Roger Davies in the July edition of the PM World Journal. Darren’s new article has now been posted in the PM World Library.

According to Darren in his introduction to this article, “Interest in data and its uses has always been central to the various management disciplines and to professionals concerned with decision making capabilities. In recent years the terms big data and analytics have been bandied about as the new trends that will empower organisational intelligence and inform decision making, ultimately resulting in improved performance, optimal use of resources and sustained growth… Data has proved to be an alluring resource over many generations. Indeed, different forms of knowledge have long been equated with wealth and prosperity and it was only natural that the collection of potentially useful facts would be increasingly viewed as an organisational resource, asset, or goldmine ready to be harvested… Yet, too much of a good thing can often prove to be harmful or excessive. American novelist Gertrude Stein quipped: ‘everybody gets so much information all day long, that they lose their common sense’…”

140609-PMWL-Logo-125-01To read this new article by the director of the Centre for Project Management at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, visit and click on the title. Access is free, but must be a logged in library member to access after 10 August 2015.