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There’s nothing so permanent as temporary

Prof Darren Dalcher introduces another fascinating topic in new article

18 June 2015 – Dallas, USA and London, UK – “There’s nothing so permanent as temporary: Some thoughts on adapting project structures” is the title of Prof Darren Dalcher’s latest article, his introduction to a new “Advances in Project Management” series article by Jonathan Whelan in the June edition of the PM World Journal. Darren’s new article has now been posted in the PM World Library.

According to Darren in this article, “Last month’s article and editorial invoked the ever-present tension between projects as temporary endeavours, and the organisation that surrounds them, especially when delivering through projects is part of business as usual. This month we return to that conversation to explore the different ways of organising for project work… Embedding projects in a wider enterprise necessitates a conversation about the structures and architecture required to embed capability and assets and enable effective responses to initiatives and projects. As project management increasingly looks to other disciplines such as business analysis, system engineering and systems management, enhancing our gaze to encompass business architecture can lead to new conversations, models and insights about balancing the temporary with the permanent.…”

140609 - PMWL Logo for NitL - 150To 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 July 2015.