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Terry Williams, PhD, PMP, initially worked in
operational research for nine years at Engineering
Consultants YARD, where he developed project risk
management and served as risk manager for major
defense projects. In 1992, he joined Strathclyde
University, Glasgow, Scotland and became Professor
of Operational Research and Department Head.
There he continued research/consultancy modeling
the behavior of major projects, both pre- and
post-project, and was with a team supporting over
US$1.5 billion post-project delay and disruption
claims. Terry joined Southampton University
in 2005, becoming Director of the School of
Management, then joined Hull University Business
School as Dean in 2011; he recently stepped
down to set up a Risk Institute concentrating on
consulting and research.
Terry speaks and writes on project modeling;
he has published 80 journal articles on project
management/operational research, and a number of
books on various aspects of projects and operational research. He has degrees in mathematics and
operational research from Oxford and Birmingham
Universities, is a Project Management Professional
(PMP)® certification holder, has edited a leading
academic journal, is on the PMI Academic Members
Advisory Group, served on the United Kingdom’s
Research Excellence Framework panel, and is a
Fellow of various institutes. He can be contacted at