Advances in Project Management: Narrated Journeys in Unchartered Territory


New Gower book edited by Prof Darren Dalcher captures new thinking related to programme and project management

13 May 2014 – London, UK – Gower Publishing in UK has announced the publication of Advances in Project Management: Narrated Journeys in Uncharted Territory, a new book edited by Prof Darren Dalcher. The book features some of the leading thinkers and writers in the project management field.  Darren is the editor of Gower’s Advances in Project Management Series.

According to the Gower release, many organisations have struggled to apply the traditional models of project management to their new projects in the global environment. Indeed, projects continue to fail at an alarming rate. A major part of the build-up to failure is often the lack of adequate project management knowledge and experience.

140513-pmwj23-dalcher-IMAGEAdvances in Project Management covers key areas of improvement in understanding and project capability further up the management chain; amongst strategy and senior decision makers and amongst professional project and programme managers. This collection, drawn from some of the world’s leading practitioners and researchers and compiled by Professor Darren Dalcher of the National Centre for Project Management, provides those people and organizations who are involved with the developments in project management with the kind of structured information and new approaches that will inform their thinking and their practice and improve their decisions.

Professor Darren Dalcher is the founder and Director of UK National Centre for Project Management. He has built a reputation as leader and innovator in the area of practice-based education and reflection in project management and has worked with many major industrial, commercial and charitable organisations and government bodies. He is active in numerous international committees, standards bodies, steering groups, and editorial boards and heavily involved in organising international conferences, and has delivered many international keynote addresses and tutorials.

Prof Dalcher has written over 200 refereed papers and book chapters on project management and software engineering. Professor Dalcher is the editor of the two book series Advances in Project Management and Fundamentals of Project Management. He was named by the APM as an influential expert in project management for his contribution in ‘integrating and weaving academic work with practice’ and awarded a prestigious Honorary Fellowship for outstanding contribution to project management. Darren is also an editorial advisor for the PM World Journal.

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Founded in 1967 and based in the UK, Gower is an independent publisher, widely recognized as a specialist in project management books and resources. Gower’s publishing programme includes a range of over 1000 titles from classic business and project management books through to the most challenging and cutting edge topics. Gower’s expert authors are continually developing new titles and are drawn from respected academic institutions and industries worldwide.  Gower’s project management home page can be found at www.gowerpublishing.com/projectmanagement

Editor’s note: Readers of the PM World Journal receive discounted pricing from Gower.  For more, visit https://pmworldjournal.net/?page_id=2212 or contact [email protected].