Contact Dr Annie Maddison Warren

Areas of expertise

  • Defence Info Systems


Annie worked as an information professional at Oxford University, developing and implementing a library system that is still in use today. During this time, she studied part time for a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Science at City University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory) at Oxford Brookes University.  She also taught on the part time MSc Information Management at Bristol University. Having moved to Cranfield, she studied for a Masters in Corporate Management and was subsequently appointed as a lecturer. She has a doctorate in the use of Critical Success Factors in major government IT projects, which is the primary focus for her research. 

Current activities

Annie teaches Organisation Development, Professional Issues and Programme and Project Management (for Information Systems) for the MSc Information Capability Management course but also teaches study skills and research methodology for a number of courses across the school. Her research focus is major public sector IT projects. This includes IT procurement and IT project failure with specific reference to the use of Critical Success Factors.  Specific areas of interest include:
  • Systems thinking
  • Organisation analysis and development
  • Government context
  • IT project failure
  • Critical Success Factors


Work with clients includes a Lessons Learned project for RAF Strike Command (now Air Command); a High Potentials Training Day for Land and Joint Systems, Thales; a review of System Readiness Level Guidance for the Defence Procurement Agency (now Defence Equipment and Supplies) and advising on the Defence context, preparing material and acting as a discussion forum leader for the Open University's Masters in Public Administration.


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