Mary is the managing director of her own project assessment and training company and is a former vice president of IPMA.
Mary has worked in project management for almost 30 years as practitioner, researcher and trainer. Following a degree in systems engineering, she started her career on the Tornado aircraft and has subsequently worked on many large programmes. Work as a “trouble shooter” generated an interest in problem projects and their causes. Project health checks form an element of her present business
Amongst her current activities she teaches project management at ESC Lille. Resulting partly from her experience in aerospace and defence her special field of interest is complexity in projects and she is now a board member of the International Centre for Complex Project Management and works with Queensland University of Technology on the EMBA programme in complexity.
Recent assignments have included a major evaluation of governance in an international organisation, project health checks, project history workshops, delivery of training on the use of design reviews and an international workshop on project auditing. Speaking engagements have included IPMA world congresses, various European PM associations and at the APM Conference.
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