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Terry Williams

Director of the Risk Institute


Conclusions (2022)
Book Chapter
Williams, T. M. (2022). Conclusions. In T. M. Williams, K. Samset, & G. Holst Volden (Eds.), The Front-end of Large Public Projects: Paradoxes and Ways Ahead (191-204). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003257172-8

Projects are the key organisational form used to deliver transformational policy change and build new systems in the public sector. Traditional thinking has looked at the project as an exercise to carry out a defined task in a specific time, at a spe... Read More about Conclusions.

Project success (2022)
Book Chapter
Williams, T. M. (2022). Project success. In T. M. Williams, K. Samset, & G. Holst Volden (Eds.), The Front-end of Large Public Projects: Paradoxes and Ways Ahead (10-42). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003257172-2

This chapter looks at the academic background to this question, dividing the idea of success into strategic and tactical success. It looks at the various paradoxes that accompany major public projects as criteria for success are developed. The combin... Read More about Project success.

The Front-end of Large Public Projects: Paradoxes and Ways Ahead (2022)
Book
(2022). T. Williams, K. Samset, & G. Holst Volden (Eds.), The Front-end of Large Public Projects: Paradoxes and Ways Ahead. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003257172

Large public projects represent major complex investment and whilst there has been much written about how to develop, manage and deliver such projects, practice still does not match up with expectations. In this book, researchers from the Norwegian C... Read More about The Front-end of Large Public Projects: Paradoxes and Ways Ahead.

SPOWTT: Improving the Safety and Productivity of Offshore Wind Technician Transit (2021)
Journal Article
Earle, F., Huddlestone, J., Williams, T., Stock-Williams, C., van der Mijle-Meijer, H., de Vries, L., …Moore, G. (in press). SPOWTT: Improving the Safety and Productivity of Offshore Wind Technician Transit. Wind energy, https://doi.org/10.1002/we.2647

This paper describes the SPOWTT project. The intention of this project was to understand how sailing by crew transfer vessel (CTVs) to offshore wind farms affects the mental and physical wellbeing of individuals on board. The focus was on quantifying... Read More about SPOWTT: Improving the Safety and Productivity of Offshore Wind Technician Transit.

The impact of project portfolio management practices on the relationship between organizational ambidexterity and project performance success (2021)
Journal Article
Ojiako, U., Petro, Y., Marshall, A., & Williams, T. (in press). The impact of project portfolio management practices on the relationship between organizational ambidexterity and project performance success. Production planning & control, https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2021.1909168

Some studies suggest that organizational ambidexterity is best orchestrated through individual projects. However, stand-alone individual projects are relatively limited in scope, while suffering from susceptibilities to horizontal and vertical segmen... Read More about The impact of project portfolio management practices on the relationship between organizational ambidexterity and project performance success.

An empirical study of assurance in the UK government major projects portfolio: from data to recommendations, to action or inaction (2021)
Journal Article
Vo, H., Kirkham, R., Williams, T. M., Howells, A., Forster, R., & Cooke-Davies, T. (2021). An empirical study of assurance in the UK government major projects portfolio: from data to recommendations, to action or inaction. International journal of managing projects in business, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-10-2019-0242

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Effective and robust governance of major projects and programmes in the public sector is crucial to the accountability of the state and the transparency of state spending. The theoretical discourse on gove... Read More about An empirical study of assurance in the UK government major projects portfolio: from data to recommendations, to action or inaction.

Managing strategic resources in petroleum industry projects (2020)
Journal Article
Al-Hanshi, M., Ojiako, U., & Williams, T. (in press). Managing strategic resources in petroleum industry projects. Production planning & control, https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2020.1843081

This paper seeks to explore how strategic resources in petroleum industry projects are to be best managed and exploited in order to deliver enhanced project performance and sustained business competitiveness. Framed upon the Resource-Based View (‘RBV... Read More about Managing strategic resources in petroleum industry projects.

A cross-national comparison of public project benefits management practices–the effectiveness of benefits management frameworks in application (2020)
Journal Article
Cooke-Davies, T., Williams, T., Vo, H., Bourne, M., Bourne, P., Cooke- Davies, T., …Valette, J. (2020). A cross-national comparison of public project benefits management practices–the effectiveness of benefits management frameworks in application. Production planning & control, 31(8), 644-659. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1668980

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Benefits are the principal reason why an organization may seek to enact change through programmes and projects. The discipline of identification, definition, planning, tracking a... Read More about A cross-national comparison of public project benefits management practices–the effectiveness of benefits management frameworks in application.

An operations readiness typology for mitigating against transitional ‘disastrous openings’ of airport infrastructure projects (2020)
Journal Article
Al-Mazrouie, J. R., Ojiako, U., Williams, T., Chipulu, M., & Marshall, A. (2021). An operations readiness typology for mitigating against transitional ‘disastrous openings’ of airport infrastructure projects. Production planning & control, 32(4), 283-302. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2020.1730997

© 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This article seeks to highlight the essential readiness factors commonly engaged to prevent ‘disastrous openings’ of complex multi-stakeholder infrastructure projects. To identify these... Read More about An operations readiness typology for mitigating against transitional ‘disastrous openings’ of airport infrastructure projects.