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Peter Morris at the Fusing the Project World conference at ITER on 4 September 2015.
Addressing the challenge of climate change: The power of portfolio, program and project management
Peter MorrisPeter Morris was Head of The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, at the University College London until August 2012 and is widely respected as one of the leading thinkers in project management.
During this period the School tripled in size and was rated top in its Unit of Assessment for its research. From 1996 to 2009 Peter was also Executive Director of INDECO, a consultancy specializing in the management of projects.
Prior to these appointments he was Professor of Project Management at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and was a main board member of Bovis Ltd., a global construction company. He has worked all over the world in advisory and management roles for numerous projects.
Peter Morris was Chairman of the Association for Project Management (APM) from 1993 to 1996 and Deputy Chairman of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) from 1995 to 1997.
He received the Project Management Institute’s 2005 Research Achievement Award, IPMA’s 2009 Research Award and APM’s 2008 Sir Monty Finniston Lifetime Achievement Award.
He is the author of over 130 papers and Reconstructing Project Management [Wiley, 2013]. Peter’s work covers the energy sectors [oil & gas], ICT, general manufacturing, drug development, and construction. Through his research, Peter has shown that managing the front-end of projects is key to their success; that managing them in relation to their context (environment) is also important, as is managing the technical and commercial issues; and that above all, projects begin and end with people.