Dr. Eskerod presents research for working professionals in Bangkok

“Textbooks used to say that project success is to finish the project on time, within budget and with defined quality. This is no longer the case. Today focus is on creating benefits. The project should bring value to their initiators, their stakeholders, and maybe to the society. However, it is not easy, when planning the project, to see all possible opportunities.”

These words introduced the presentation "Project Benefits Realization in the Flux of Changes" by Dr. Pernille Eskerod, professor at the Department of Business and Management, and her research colleague, professor emeritus Erling S. Andersen, BI Norwegian Business School. As Dr. Eskerod is currently a visiting professor at the Webster campus in Thailand, the presentation took place in Bangkok on 15 February, 2017 at a monthly meeting within the global association Project Management Institute (PMI). Approx. 35 working professionals within project management attended the research-based lecture.    

Project benefits realization and the challenges project owners and project managers face in a changing world were discussed. An in-depth case study of a bridge in USA was used to illustrate some of the opportunities.

The lecture was really well received and written feedback from the audience included the statements such as “Very interesting and refreshing presentation - thanks” and “One of the best presentations we’ve had in quite some time”!