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School of Project Management

Transforming the domain of projects
Our research engages with the complexities of projects to improve the quality of life for communities and future generations. As leaders in project management education, we equip students and practitioners for the evolution of work.

Our school is the world’s first entity offering a full suite of research and educational offerings in projects.

We collaborate with industry and government partners on research focusing on the complexities of project conception, project governance, project ecologies and project leadership.

Our educational programs equip students with the knowledge of the key interdependencies operating in project management and leadership frameworks, and how best to engage with these dynamics to develop proactive and effective planning, management and leadership strategies. 

We also leverage the strengths of the University of Sydney's John Grill Institute for Project Leadership, a recognised leader in project knowledge and performance.

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Study with us

Our Executive Leadership in Major Project program is an immersive leadership development program designed specifically for senior project leaders.

It comprises of three residual modules and includes executive coaching as well as an adaptive challenge.

Please contact us if you would like further information on our Executive Leadership in Major Project program.

We offer custom programs suited to your specific needs, covering the themes of:

  • project leadership, 
  • leadership development, and
  • project governance and sponsorship.

If you would like us to develop a customised program tailored to your needs, please contact us with your requirements.

Our Strategy

The School of Project Management aligns with the University of Sydney’s strategic intent and pursues excellence in research through its associated John Grill Institute for Project Leadership (JGIPL) by developing new knowledge of government, non-government and industry project, program and portfolio management, leadership and methodologies using a systems approach.

The School integrates this new knowledge in developing the project, program and portfolio management and leadership capability of graduates through world class teaching and learning practices enabling them to effectively analyse, design and deliver value through projects.

The School and Institute lead a knowledge network in project communities to share new insights and promote experimental and experiential learning.

Head of School

Professor Jennifer Whyte
Professor Jennifer Whyte
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Deputy Head - Education

Professor Lynn Crawford
Professor Lynn Crawford
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Deputy Head - Research

Associate Professor Julien Pollack
Associate Professor Julien Pollack
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School of Project Management

  • +61 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864) (in Australia)
  • +61 2 8627 0010 (outside Australia)
  • +61 2 8627 4213 (general enquiries)
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