Darren Dalcher PhD (Lond) HonFAPM FRSA FBCS CITP FCMI
Dalcher is the founder and Director of NCPM. He is Professor of
Software Project Management at Middlesex University, Visiting Professor
at the University of Iceland and Adjunct Professor at the Lille
Graduate School of Management (SKEMA). He leads the Software Forensics
Centre, a specialised unit that focuses on systems failures, software
pathology and project failures.
industrial and consultancy experience in managing IT projects, Professor
Dalcher gained his PhD from King's College, University of London.
In 1992, he founded and has continued as chair of the Forensics
Working Group of the IEEE Technical Committee on the Engineering
of Computer-Based Systems, an international group of academic and
industrial participants formed to share information and develop
expertise in project and system failure and recovery.
is active in numerous international committees, standards bodies,
steering groups, and editorial boards. He is heavily involved in
organising international conferences, and has delivered many international
keynote addresses and tutorials. He has written over 150 refereed
papers and book chapters on project management and software engineering.
He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Software Maintenance
and Evolution, and of the Journal of Software: Evolution and Process.
He is the editor of a major new book series, Advances
in Project Management, published by Gower Publishing which synthesises
leading edge knowledge, skills, insights and reflections in project
and programme management and of a new companion series, Fundamentals
of Project Management, which provides the essential grounding
in key areas of project management.
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. In 2008 he was named by the Association
for Project Management as one of the top 10 influential experts
in project management and has also been voted Project Magazine’s
Academic of the Year for his contribution in “integrating
and weaving academic work with practice”. He has been chairman
of the APM Project Management Conference since 2009, setting consecutive
attendance records and bringing together the most influential speakers.
recognition in 2009 with appointment as a member of the PMForum
International Academic Advisory Council, which features leading
academics from some of the world’s top universities and academic
institutions. The Council showcases accomplished researchers, influential
educators shaping the next generation of project managers and recognised
authorities on modern project management. In October 2011 he was
awarded a prestigious Honorary Fellowship from the Association
for Project Management for outstanding contribution to project
has delivered lectures and courses in many international institutions,
including King’s College London, Cranfield Business School,
ESC Lille, Iceland University, University of Southern Denmark, and
George Washington University. His research interests include project
success and failure; maturity and capability; ethics; process improvement;
agile project management; systems and software engineering; project
benchmarking; risk management; decision making; chaos and complexity;
project leadership; change management; knowledge management; evidence-based
and reflective practice.
Dalcher is an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management,
a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of
the Chartered Management Institute, and the Royal Society of Arts,
and a Member of the Project Management Institute, the Academy of
Management, the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers,
and the Association for Computing Machinery. He is a Chartered IT
Practitioner. He is a Member of the PMI Advisory Board responsible
for the prestigious David I. Cleland Project Management Award; of
the APM Group Ethics and Standards Governance Board, and, until
recently; of the APM Professional Development Board. He is a member
of the OGC’s International Reference Group for Managing Successful
Programmes; and Academic and Editorial Advisory Council Member for
for which he also writes a regular column featuring advances in
research and practice in project management.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8411 5313