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Rethinking the role of suppliers in projects

Prof Darren Dalcher in UK challenges all to consider, whose success is it anyway?

20 May 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – “Whose Success is it anyway? Rethinking the role of suppliers in project” is the title of Prof Darren Dalcher’s latest article, his introduction to a new “Advances in Project Management” series article by Adrian Taggart published in the May edition of the PM World Journal and now found in the PM World Library.

According to Darren in this article, “The discourse on success in projects is becoming increasingly more diverse and far reaching. Benefits take time to realise, accumulate and transform into value, sustainability is assessed over the long term horizon, business value takes time to accrue, and the behaviour of system users and visitors can only be ascertained over an extended period… Different groups of stakeholders raise different concerns and preferences and depend on different value sets and expectations. Over time any and all of the above are likely to shift and change, making for increasingly complex dynamics… It is little wonder that the profession grapples with the idea of success in projects and programmes.…”

To 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 June 2015.