Professor of Project Management and former Associate Dean at BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo

Dr. Ralf Müller is Professor of Project Management at BI Norwegian Business School and the former Associate Dean for the BI-Fudan MBA programs in China. He holds adjunct professor appointments at Dalian University of Technology, China, and University of Technology, Sydney. His governance roles include being the member of the Senate at ISM University, Lithuania, Chair of the Advisory Board of the International Association of Project Management Officers, Board member of the Institute for Project Management at the University of Iceland, and Director of the Research Lab at the European School of Governance. He has received several awards, including the 2019 IPMA Global Research Award, the 2019 Walt Lipke Award for Project Governance Excellence, the 2019 Antura Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2016 PMI Fellow of the Institute Award, the 2015 PMI Research (lifetime) Achievement Award, the 2012 IPMA Research Award, the 2009 Best Paper Award by the Project Management Journal, the 2011 Emerald Publishing Best Reviewer Award, the 2011 AACSB Best Paper in Operations Management Award of the Academy of Business Research Conference, the 2010 Emerald Outstanding Paper Award, the 2010 Highly Commended Award Winner of the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, the IRNOP 2009 Best Conference Paper Award, the Emerald 2009 Outstanding Reviewer Award, and the Nimbas University 2005 Best Supervisor Award. His doctoral thesis was ranked by EDAMBA among the top eight best doctoral theses in business and management in 2003.


Senior Lecturer at the School of Management at QUT Business School in Brisbane, Australia

Anna Wiewiora is a Lecturer in School of Management, currently teaching two subjects of: Leading Organisations (MGB200) and Working in Business (BSB124).

Anna uses applied research to solve practical problems with the current focus on improving organisational learning and knowledge development processes in project-based organisations.

Prior to joining QUT, Anna was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Southern Cross University working on a large scale CRC project supported by the Collaborative Research Centre for Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM) and completed this appointment in August 2013.

Anna’s PhD thesis was recognised and awarded the University Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award for 2012, for its outstanding contribution to the discipline and high quality research design. The findings drawn from her research provide a number of contributions to the body of knowledge and practice, including: (1) a more comprehensive and holistic view of inter-project knowledge sharing, (2) a new theory on interrelations between the concepts of organisational culture, the three dimensions of trustworthiness, and a range of knowledge sharing mechanisms in inter-project knowledge sharing, and (3) a number of practical recommendations for project-based organisations to improve their knowledge sharing practices. As a part of the CRC project,

Anna developed Integrated Strategic Asset Management for Experts (ISAM for Xperts), which represents research on best practice and benchmarks for Integrated Strategic Asset Management and addresses real challenges faced by governments and organisations engaged in the delivery of large infrastructure projects while providing a clear action plan that guides practitioners on achieving effective asset management outcomes.

Anna is actively engaged in cross-disciplinary international collaboration with a number of excellent researchers in project management.

Principal research areas:

  • Knowledge management and knowledge governance in project based organisations
  • Inter-project knowledge sharing
  • Organisational learning
  • Organisational culture, and trust in the workplace


Professor at the School of Business and Management, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Monique Aubry is professor at the School of Business and Management, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). She teaches in graduate programs in project management and in the executive MBA program. Her main research interest bears on organizing for projects and organizational design, more specifically on Project Management Offices (PMO). The results of her work have been published in major academic journals in project management and presented at several research and professional conferences. She is member of the Project Management Research Chair ( and the UQAM’s Health and Society Institute. In 2012, she received the IPMA Research Award for her research on Project Management Offices. Before joining UQAM, Monique Aubry was senior project manager in a major Canadian financial group for more than 20 years. Until recently, she was member of the PMI’s Standards Advisory Group and the Research Inform Steering Committee. She is senior editor for Project Management Journal. She is involved in the local PMI community of practices on Organizational project management, where she promotes engaged scholarship and reflexivity between professionals and researchers

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Professor of Project Management and Leadership and Chairman and Founder of the Diamond Leadership Institute

Dr. Shenhar is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts in technology and project management, innovation, strategy, and leadership. He holds five academic degrees in engineering and management, including three degrees from Stanford University and two from the Technion. He was named, “Engineering Manager of the Year,” by the Engineering Management Society of IEEE. He was the first recipient of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Research Achievement Award as well as the recent International Project Management Association (IPMA) Research Achievement Award. Dr. Shenhar was also awarded a PMI Fellow Award and is a Fellow of NASA Science Council of Project Management Research. Dr. Shenhar is also an experienced manager and executive. He served in the Navy, before joining the defense industry, where he has been involved in managing projects, innovation, R&D, and high-tech businesses for almost 20 years. Working for Rafael, Advanced Defense Systems, he participated in all phases of engineering and management — from project manager up through the highest executive posts. As executive, he served as Corporate Vice President, Human Resources, and later, President of the Electronic Systems Division. In his second career of over 20 years in academia, he was a tenured professor, serving at several universities where he founded new programs in Project and Technology Management, among them Stevens Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, and University of Minnesota. Dr. Shenhar’s research has focused on project and program management, technology and innovation management, and leadership of professionals in technology-based organizations. With his extensive research, he developed the methods of Strategic Project Leadership(R) and the “Diamond of Innovation,” which teach corporations how to focus projects and innovations on business results and adapt their management processes to the specific goal and context. He is the lead author of the best-selling book, “Reinventing Project Management,” published by Harvard Press, and selected among the top best five business books of the year. With over 150 publications, which were cited more than 10000 times and published in leading journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Sloan Management Review, Research Policy, or IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, his writings have influenced project and technology leadership research and education around the world. His publications are highly regarded and used in the curriculum of a growing number of corporations and universities. He served as consultant to major corporations such as 3M, Honeywell, AT&T, Trane, Dow Jones & Co., US Army, NASA, NSA, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Intel, Amdocs, Tata, and the Aerospace Industry.


Adjunct Professor – Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at Technical University of Berlin

Hans Georg Gemünden serves as Chairman of Innovation and Technology Management of Technical University of Berlin. Dr. Gemünden serves as a Member of Supervisory Board of Thyssenkrupp Technologies AG. Publications: Lettl, Christopher, Gemünden, Hans Georg (2005): The entrepreneurial role of innovative users. In Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 20 (7) pp. 339-346. – Hamel, Winfred, Gemünden, Hans Georg (2001): Außergewöhnliche Entscheidungen, Verlag Franz Vahlen.