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Terry Williams

Director of the Risk Institute


SPOWTT: Improving the Safety and Productivity of Offshore Wind Technician Transit (2021)
Journal Article
Huddlestone, J., Earle, F., Huddlestone, J., Williams, T., Stock-Williams, C., van der Mijle-Meijer, H., …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)
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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)
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Kirkham, R. J., Cooke-Davies, T., Vo, H., Kirkham, R., Williams, T. M., Howells, A., & Forster, R. (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. A. M., 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)
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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.

Learning in and from projects: the learning modes and a learning capability model (2019)
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Gardiner, P., Kirkham, R., Eltigani, A., Paul, G., Richard, K., Williams, T., …Calabrese, A. (2020). Learning in and from projects: the learning modes and a learning capability model. Production planning & control, 31(10), 786-798. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1690175

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The notion of ‘project delivery’ is well embedded in and across the management and organizational sciences literature–generating a narrative that reflects and recognizes the inst... Read More about Learning in and from projects: the learning modes and a learning capability model.

Organizational ambidexterity: using project portfolio management to support project-level ambidexterity (2019)
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Petro, Y., Ojiako, U., Williams, T., & Marshall, A. (2020). Organizational ambidexterity: using project portfolio management to support project-level ambidexterity. Production planning & control, 31(4), 287-307. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1630683

The aim of this study is to assess the ability of project portfolio management practices to support the pursuit of ambidexterity at the project level through engagement with specific dimensions and mechanisms. The focus is on examining the operating/... Read More about Organizational ambidexterity: using project portfolio management to support project-level ambidexterity.

A dimensional analysis of stakeholder assessment of project outcomes (2019)
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Chipulu, M., Ojiako, U., Marshall, A., Williams, T., Bititci, U., Mota, C., …Stamati, T. (2019). A dimensional analysis of stakeholder assessment of project outcomes. Production planning & control, 30(13), 1072-1090. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1567859

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Driven by an interest in developing a deeper understanding of stakeholder interests, this study undertakes a dimensional analysis of how different stakeholders assess project out... Read More about A dimensional analysis of stakeholder assessment of project outcomes.

The front-end of projects: a systematic literature review and structuring (2019)
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Williams, T., Vo, H., Samset, K., & Edkins, A. (2019). The front-end of projects: a systematic literature review and structuring. Production planning & control, 30(14), 1137-1169. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1594429

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This paper summarizes the results of a comprehensive systematic literature survey on the front-end of a project, commissioned by the Project Management Institute. The dedicated l... Read More about The front-end of projects: a systematic literature review and structuring.

Organizational ambidexterity: a critical review and development of a project focused definition (2019)
Journal Article
Petro, Y., Ojiako, U., Williams, T., & Marshall, A. (2019). Organizational ambidexterity: a critical review and development of a project focused definition. Journal of management in engineering, 35(3), https://doi.org/10.1061/%28ASCE%29ME.1943-5479.0000685

The objective of this paper is to explore a project-focused understanding of contemporary organizational ambidexterity literature. As part of this process, a taxonomical analysis of the elements and components of the concept of organizational ambidex... Read More about Organizational ambidexterity: a critical review and development of a project focused definition.