Professor Lynn Crawford is the Director of the Project Management Program at The University of Sydney, Australia, Visiting Professor at Cranfield University, School of Management (UK) and Honorary Adjunct Professor at Bond University. For over twenty years, Lynn worked with leading corporations and government agencies, assisting them in developing organizational project and program management capability and facilitating the sharing of knowledge and best practices through a global system of project management knowledge networks.
Ongoing research includes project and program management and leadership competence, leadership of business change, disaster management and differences in project management practices across project types and industries. Lynn provided the Australian contribution to an internationally conducted project on The Value of Project Management, focusing on governance, and results of other completed research projects have been published by PMI as Project Categorization Systems: Aligning Capability with Strategy for Better Results, Situational sponsorship of projects and programs: an empirical review; Exploring the Complexity of Projects: Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice, Project Management and Organizational Change and Best Industry Outcomes. Dr Crawford has been actively engaged in the development of global standards for project management since the late 1990s and has been instrumental in the formation of the Global Alliance for the Project ProfessionS (GAPPS). She is an Honorary Fellow of the APM and recipient of the Sir Monty Finniston award for lifetime achievement in contributing to project management practice and research; Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management; Honorary Fellow of IPMA; formerly Co-Vice Chair of the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center and recipient of the 2011 IPMA Research Achievement Award. Professor Crawford has contributed chapters to key texts in project management including the Wiley Management of Projects Resource Book and the 4th Edition of the Gower Handbook of Project Management.