Professor Lynn Crawford

DBA, MTCP, ADipC, GradDipHRM, BArch (Hons), LFAIPM
Director, Project Management Program
School of Civil Engineering

J05 - J05 Civil Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 9110
Fax +61 2 9351 8642

Website Project Management

Biographical details

Professor Lynn Crawford is the Director of the Project Management Program at The University of Sydney, Australia and Visiting Professor at Cranfield University, School of Management (UK). She maintains involvement in project management practice through Human Systems International Limited, working globally with leading corporations and government agencies interested in improving their project management capability.

Ongoing research includes project and program management competence, management of business change, differences in project management practices across project types and industries and project governance, particularly in the public sector.

She has been 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 Project Performance Standards (GAPPS) which has recently released performance based standards for Program Management. Lynn was recipient of the 2011 IPMA Research Achievement Award. She is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management, an Honorary Member of the International Project Management Association and Co-Vice-Chair of PMI's Global Accreditation Center Board.

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.

Associations

  • Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Project Management
  • Honorary Member of the International Project Management Association
  • Co-Vice-Chair of PMI's Global Accreditation Center Board

Awards and honours

  • 2014 Sir Monty Finniston Award: Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Association of Project Management
  • 2011 IPMA Research Achievement Award

In the media

  • Sir Monty Finniston Award [11 November 2014]

    Association of Project Management

    Congratulations to Professor Lynn Crawford, winner of the prestigious international Sir Monty Finniston Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Association of Project Management... More...

Selected grants

2017

  • Project management for HDR success (Open Learning Environment - HDR); Crawford L; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

2015

  • Masters of Project Management Blended Learning; Crawford L; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Crawford, L., Aitken, A., Hassner-Nahmias, A. (2014). Project management and organizational change. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Cooke-Davies, T., Crawford, L. (2012). Best industry outcomes. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: Project Management Institute (PMI).

Edited Books

  • Cooke-Davies, T., Crawford, L. (2011). Aspects of Complexity: Managing Projects in a Complex World. USA: Project Management Institute (PMI).

Book Chapters

  • Stretton, A., Crawford, L. (2014). Bodies of Knowledge and Competency Standards in Project Management. In Paul C. Dinsmore and Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin (Eds.), The AMA Handbook of Project Management, (pp. 13-28). USA: AMACOM Division of American Management Association International.
  • Crawford, L. (2014). Closing Processes: The End, and a Foundation for New Beginnings. In Paul C. Dinsmore and Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin (Eds.), The AMA Handbook of Project Management, (pp. 69-78). USA: AMACOM Division of American Management Association International.
  • Crawford, L. (2014). Measuring performance. In Rodney Turner (Eds.), Gower Handbook of Project Management, (pp. 105-122). England: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L. (2014). Projects for implementation of change. In Rolf A. Lundin and Markus Hällgren (Eds.), Advancing Research on Projects and Temporary Organizations, (pp. 196-214). Gylling: Copenhagen Business School Press.
  • Crawford, L. (2013). Leading Sustainability through Projects. In Gilbert Silvius and Jennifer Tharp (Eds.), Sustainability Integration for Effective Project Management (Practice, Progress, and Proficiency in Sustainability), (pp. 235-244). IGI Global. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L., Hoffman, E. (2011). Beyond Competence: Developing Managers of Complex Projects. In Terry Cooke-Davies (Eds.), Aspects of Complexity: Managing Projects in a Complex World, (pp. 87-98). USA: Project Management Institute (PMI).

Journals

  • Uchitpe, M., Uddin, M., Crawford, L. (2016). Predicting the future of project management research. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 226(Proceedings of the 29th IPMA World Congress), 27-34. [More Information]
  • Lloyd-Walker, B., French, E., Crawford, L. (2016). Rethinking researching project management: Understanding the reality of project management careers. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 9(4), 903-930. [More Information]
  • Chung, K., Crawford, L. (2016). The role of social networks theory and methodology for project stakeholder management. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 226, 372-380. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L., Lloyd-Walker, B., French, E. (2015). Career Choice and the Experience of Project Based Work. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 194, 55-64. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L. (2013). Competition, Comparison, Collaboration - Mapping a Pathway through Project Management Standards. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 74, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L., French, E., Lloyd-Walker, B. (2013). From outpost to outback: Project career paths in Australia. International Journal of Project Management, 31(8), 1175-1187. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L., Langston, C., Bajracharya, B. (2013). Participatory project management for improved disaster resilience. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 4(3), 317-333. [More Information]
  • Koh, A., Crawford, L. (2012). Portfolio Management: The Australian Experience. Project Management Journal, 43(6), 33-42. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L., Nahmias, A. (2010). Competencies for managing change. International Journal of Project Management, 28(4), 405-412. [More Information]
  • Aitken, A., Crawford, L. (2007). Coping with stress: Dispositional coping strategies of project managers. International Journal of Project Management, 25(7), 666-673. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L. (2006). Fundamental uncertainties in projects and the scope of project management. International Journal of Project Management, 24(8), 687-698. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L., Morris, P., Thomas, J., Winter, M. (2006). Practitioner development: From trained technicians to reflective practitioners. International Journal of Project Management, 24(8), 722-733. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L. (2005). Senior management perceptions of project management competence. International Journal of Project Management, 23(1), 7-16. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L., Pollack, J. (2004). Hard and soft projects: A framework for analysis. International Journal of Project Management, 22(8), 645-653. [More Information]
  • Muriithi, N., Crawford, L. (2003). Approaches to project management in Africa: Implications for international development projects. International Journal of Project Management, 21(5), 309-319. [More Information]
  • Frimpong, Y., Oluwoye, J., Crawford, L. (2003). Causes of delay and cost overruns in construction of groundwater projects in a developing countries; Ghana as a case study. International Journal of Project Management, 21(5), 321-326. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L., Costello, K., Pollack, J., Bentley, L. (2003). Managing soft change projects in the public sector. International Journal of Project Management, 21(6), 443-448. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Anichenko, E., Chung, K., Crawford, L. (2017). Towards a social network perspective of expertise coordination and project team performance. Project Management Institute (PMI) Australia Conference 2017, Sydney: Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Dinkha, R., Crawford, L. (2016). Application of Standardized Practices in Project, Program, Change Management and Business Analysis: A Field Observation Study. EURAM 2016.
  • Crawford, L., Helm, J. (2016). Developing Capability and Careers in a Flexible Project Workplace. Australian Institute of Project Management National Conference 2016, Sydney: Australian Institute of Project Management.
  • Mendes, M., Sakhaee, E., Crawford, L. (2016). Factors that affect voluntary project management turnover in Australia. 10th International Conference on Project Management (ProMAC 2016), Gold Coast: Society of Project Management (SPM).
  • Hopmore, M., Harre, M., Crawford, L. (2016). Towards predicting project trouble from status reports. EURAM 2016.
  • Lloyd-Walker, B., Crawford, L., French, E. (2016). Uncertainty as opportunity: the challenge of project based careers. 30th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management ANZAM Conference 2016, Brisbane, Australia: Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).
  • De Briganti, N., Chung, K., Crawford, L. (2015). A Review of Stakeholder Management: The Case for Social Networks. Australian Institute of Project Management National Conference 2015, Hobart: Australian Institute of Project Management.
  • Lloyd-Walker, B., French, E., Crawford, L. (2015). Are changing ways of working changing HR Practices? 29th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management ANZAM Conference 2015.
  • Anichenko, E., Crawford, L., French, E., Lloyd-Walker, B. (2015). Chaos Theory of Careers: Exploring the complex and dynamic nature of project career paths. APROS/EGOS Conference, Sydney.
  • Lloyd-Walker, B., French, E., Crawford, L. (2015). On an unexpected career path? Using Wittgensteins family resemblance concept to determine the power of projects to transform project management careers. IRNOP.
  • Chung, K., Crawford, L. (2015). The Role of Social Networks Theory and Methodology for Project Stakeholder Management. 29th World Congress International Project Management Association (IPMA) 2015, Panama.
  • Crawford, L., Lloyd-Walker, B., French, E. (2014). Career Choice and the Experience of Project Based Work. 28th World Congress International Project Management Association (IPMA) 2014.
  • Lechler, T., Crawford, L., Taylor, N., Edington, B. (2014). Managing flexibility and paradox. EURAM 2014.
  • Crawford, L., French, E., Lloyd-Walker, B. (2014). Organizational Support for Project Based Careers. PMI Research and Education Conference 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA: Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Lloyd-Walker, B., Crawford, L., French, E. (2014). Out of the frying pan and into the fire - Forging a Career in a Temporary Workplace: A new perspective for HR? Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) 2014.
  • French, E., Lloyd-Walker, B., Crawford, L. (2014). She'll be right mate - Inclusivity experiences of men and women working in projects. 7th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference (EDI 2014), Munich.
  • Lloyd-Walker, B., Crawford, L., French, E. (2013). Career implications of multi-layered institutional settings. 29th EGOS Colloquium.
  • French, E., Lloyd-Walker, B., Crawford, L. (2013). Changing times, persistent paradigms: women and men at work in projects. IRNOP XI Conference.
  • Crawford, L., Aitken, A. (2013). Contribution of project management and change implementation practices to project success. EURAM Conference, Istanbul.
  • Crawford, L., Taylor, N., Blythman, T. (2013). Understanding the permanent/temporary interface: the case of disastrous events. IRNOP XI Conference.
  • Cooke-Davies, T., Crawford, L. (2012). Aligning project management capability with strategy: results of an empirical investigation. EURAM (European Academy of Management) Conference.
  • Crawford, L., Langston, C., Bajracharya, B. (2012). Building capability for disaster resilience. 28th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM 2012), Edinburgh: ARCOM, Association of Researchers in Construction Management.
  • Crawford, L. (2012). Competition, Comparison, Collaboration - Mapping a Pathway through Project Management Standards. IPMA World Congress.
  • Crawford, L. (2012). Project Success: Looking beyond the project management toolkit. 9th Annual Project Management Australia Conference (PMOZ 2012), Melbourne: Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Crawford, L. (2012). World peace, Linux and Project Management Standards. 9th Annual Project Management Australia Conference (PMOZ 2012), Melbourne: Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Stretton, A., Crawford, L. (2011). A vision of the longer term future: from project managers to 'synthesists'. 25th International Project Management Association World Congress (IMPA 2011).
  • Crawford, L. (2011). Adding change management to the project manager's toolkit. 8th Annual Project Management Australia Conference (PMOz 2011).
  • Crawford, L. (2011). Comparing Apples with Apples: Aligning Project Management Capability with Corporate Strategy. 25th International Project Management Association World Congress (IMPA 2011).
  • Crawford, L., Aitken, A., Hassner-Nahmias, A. (2011). Embracing the implementation of change. IRNOP 2011.
  • Crawford, L., Aitken, A., Hassner-Nahmias, A. (2011). Exploring the intersection of project and change management. EURAM 2011.
  • Crawford, L. (2011). Fitting Project Management Capability to Strategy. 8th Annual Project Management Australia Conference (PMOz 2011).
  • Crawford, L. (2011). Performance based standards for program managers. 8th Annual Project Management Australia Conference (PMOz 2011).

2017

  • Anichenko, E., Chung, K., Crawford, L. (2017). Towards a social network perspective of expertise coordination and project team performance. Project Management Institute (PMI) Australia Conference 2017, Sydney: Project Management Institute (PMI).

2016

  • Dinkha, R., Crawford, L. (2016). Application of Standardized Practices in Project, Program, Change Management and Business Analysis: A Field Observation Study. EURAM 2016.
  • Crawford, L., Helm, J. (2016). Developing Capability and Careers in a Flexible Project Workplace. Australian Institute of Project Management National Conference 2016, Sydney: Australian Institute of Project Management.
  • Mendes, M., Sakhaee, E., Crawford, L. (2016). Factors that affect voluntary project management turnover in Australia. 10th International Conference on Project Management (ProMAC 2016), Gold Coast: Society of Project Management (SPM).
  • Uchitpe, M., Uddin, M., Crawford, L. (2016). Predicting the future of project management research. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 226(Proceedings of the 29th IPMA World Congress), 27-34. [More Information]
  • Lloyd-Walker, B., French, E., Crawford, L. (2016). Rethinking researching project management: Understanding the reality of project management careers. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 9(4), 903-930. [More Information]
  • Chung, K., Crawford, L. (2016). The role of social networks theory and methodology for project stakeholder management. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 226, 372-380. [More Information]
  • Hopmore, M., Harre, M., Crawford, L. (2016). Towards predicting project trouble from status reports. EURAM 2016.
  • Lloyd-Walker, B., Crawford, L., French, E. (2016). Uncertainty as opportunity: the challenge of project based careers. 30th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management ANZAM Conference 2016, Brisbane, Australia: Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).

2015

  • De Briganti, N., Chung, K., Crawford, L. (2015). A Review of Stakeholder Management: The Case for Social Networks. Australian Institute of Project Management National Conference 2015, Hobart: Australian Institute of Project Management.
  • Lloyd-Walker, B., French, E., Crawford, L. (2015). Are changing ways of working changing HR Practices? 29th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management ANZAM Conference 2015.
  • Crawford, L., Lloyd-Walker, B., French, E. (2015). Career Choice and the Experience of Project Based Work. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 194, 55-64. [More Information]
  • Anichenko, E., Crawford, L., French, E., Lloyd-Walker, B. (2015). Chaos Theory of Careers: Exploring the complex and dynamic nature of project career paths. APROS/EGOS Conference, Sydney.
  • Lloyd-Walker, B., French, E., Crawford, L. (2015). On an unexpected career path? Using Wittgensteins family resemblance concept to determine the power of projects to transform project management careers. IRNOP.
  • Chung, K., Crawford, L. (2015). The Role of Social Networks Theory and Methodology for Project Stakeholder Management. 29th World Congress International Project Management Association (IPMA) 2015, Panama.

2014

  • Stretton, A., Crawford, L. (2014). Bodies of Knowledge and Competency Standards in Project Management. In Paul C. Dinsmore and Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin (Eds.), The AMA Handbook of Project Management, (pp. 13-28). USA: AMACOM Division of American Management Association International.
  • Crawford, L., Lloyd-Walker, B., French, E. (2014). Career Choice and the Experience of Project Based Work. 28th World Congress International Project Management Association (IPMA) 2014.
  • Crawford, L. (2014). Closing Processes: The End, and a Foundation for New Beginnings. In Paul C. Dinsmore and Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin (Eds.), The AMA Handbook of Project Management, (pp. 69-78). USA: AMACOM Division of American Management Association International.
  • Lechler, T., Crawford, L., Taylor, N., Edington, B. (2014). Managing flexibility and paradox. EURAM 2014.
  • Crawford, L. (2014). Measuring performance. In Rodney Turner (Eds.), Gower Handbook of Project Management, (pp. 105-122). England: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L., French, E., Lloyd-Walker, B. (2014). Organizational Support for Project Based Careers. PMI Research and Education Conference 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA: Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Lloyd-Walker, B., Crawford, L., French, E. (2014). Out of the frying pan and into the fire - Forging a Career in a Temporary Workplace: A new perspective for HR? Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) 2014.
  • Crawford, L., Aitken, A., Hassner-Nahmias, A. (2014). Project management and organizational change. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Crawford, L. (2014). Projects for implementation of change. In Rolf A. Lundin and Markus Hällgren (Eds.), Advancing Research on Projects and Temporary Organizations, (pp. 196-214). Gylling: Copenhagen Business School Press.
  • French, E., Lloyd-Walker, B., Crawford, L. (2014). She'll be right mate - Inclusivity experiences of men and women working in projects. 7th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference (EDI 2014), Munich.

2013

  • Lloyd-Walker, B., Crawford, L., French, E. (2013). Career implications of multi-layered institutional settings. 29th EGOS Colloquium.
  • French, E., Lloyd-Walker, B., Crawford, L. (2013). Changing times, persistent paradigms: women and men at work in projects. IRNOP XI Conference.
  • Crawford, L. (2013). Competition, Comparison, Collaboration - Mapping a Pathway through Project Management Standards. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 74, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L., Aitken, A. (2013). Contribution of project management and change implementation practices to project success. EURAM Conference, Istanbul.
  • Crawford, L., French, E., Lloyd-Walker, B. (2013). From outpost to outback: Project career paths in Australia. International Journal of Project Management, 31(8), 1175-1187. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L. (2013). Leading Sustainability through Projects. In Gilbert Silvius and Jennifer Tharp (Eds.), Sustainability Integration for Effective Project Management (Practice, Progress, and Proficiency in Sustainability), (pp. 235-244). IGI Global. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L., Langston, C., Bajracharya, B. (2013). Participatory project management for improved disaster resilience. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 4(3), 317-333. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L., Taylor, N., Blythman, T. (2013). Understanding the permanent/temporary interface: the case of disastrous events. IRNOP XI Conference.

2012

  • Cooke-Davies, T., Crawford, L. (2012). Aligning project management capability with strategy: results of an empirical investigation. EURAM (European Academy of Management) Conference.
  • Cooke-Davies, T., Crawford, L. (2012). Best industry outcomes. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Crawford, L., Langston, C., Bajracharya, B. (2012). Building capability for disaster resilience. 28th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM 2012), Edinburgh: ARCOM, Association of Researchers in Construction Management.
  • Crawford, L. (2012). Competition, Comparison, Collaboration - Mapping a Pathway through Project Management Standards. IPMA World Congress.
  • Koh, A., Crawford, L. (2012). Portfolio Management: The Australian Experience. Project Management Journal, 43(6), 33-42. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L. (2012). Project Success: Looking beyond the project management toolkit. 9th Annual Project Management Australia Conference (PMOZ 2012), Melbourne: Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Crawford, L. (2012). World peace, Linux and Project Management Standards. 9th Annual Project Management Australia Conference (PMOZ 2012), Melbourne: Project Management Institute (PMI).

2011

  • Stretton, A., Crawford, L. (2011). A vision of the longer term future: from project managers to 'synthesists'. 25th International Project Management Association World Congress (IMPA 2011).
  • Crawford, L. (2011). Adding change management to the project manager's toolkit. 8th Annual Project Management Australia Conference (PMOz 2011).
  • Cooke-Davies, T., Crawford, L. (2011). Aspects of Complexity: Managing Projects in a Complex World. USA: Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Crawford, L., Hoffman, E. (2011). Beyond Competence: Developing Managers of Complex Projects. In Terry Cooke-Davies (Eds.), Aspects of Complexity: Managing Projects in a Complex World, (pp. 87-98). USA: Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Crawford, L. (2011). Comparing Apples with Apples: Aligning Project Management Capability with Corporate Strategy. 25th International Project Management Association World Congress (IMPA 2011).
  • Crawford, L., Aitken, A., Hassner-Nahmias, A. (2011). Embracing the implementation of change. IRNOP 2011.
  • Crawford, L., Aitken, A., Hassner-Nahmias, A. (2011). Exploring the intersection of project and change management. EURAM 2011.
  • Crawford, L. (2011). Fitting Project Management Capability to Strategy. 8th Annual Project Management Australia Conference (PMOz 2011).
  • Crawford, L. (2011). Performance based standards for program managers. 8th Annual Project Management Australia Conference (PMOz 2011).

2010

  • Crawford, L., Nahmias, A. (2010). Competencies for managing change. International Journal of Project Management, 28(4), 405-412. [More Information]

2007

  • Aitken, A., Crawford, L. (2007). Coping with stress: Dispositional coping strategies of project managers. International Journal of Project Management, 25(7), 666-673. [More Information]

2006

  • Crawford, L. (2006). Fundamental uncertainties in projects and the scope of project management. International Journal of Project Management, 24(8), 687-698. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L., Morris, P., Thomas, J., Winter, M. (2006). Practitioner development: From trained technicians to reflective practitioners. International Journal of Project Management, 24(8), 722-733. [More Information]

2005

  • Crawford, L. (2005). Senior management perceptions of project management competence. International Journal of Project Management, 23(1), 7-16. [More Information]

2004

  • Crawford, L., Pollack, J. (2004). Hard and soft projects: A framework for analysis. International Journal of Project Management, 22(8), 645-653. [More Information]

2003

  • Muriithi, N., Crawford, L. (2003). Approaches to project management in Africa: Implications for international development projects. International Journal of Project Management, 21(5), 309-319. [More Information]
  • Frimpong, Y., Oluwoye, J., Crawford, L. (2003). Causes of delay and cost overruns in construction of groundwater projects in a developing countries; Ghana as a case study. International Journal of Project Management, 21(5), 321-326. [More Information]
  • Crawford, L., Costello, K., Pollack, J., Bentley, L. (2003). Managing soft change projects in the public sector. International Journal of Project Management, 21(6), 443-448. [More Information]

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