Contact Dr Harvey Maylor

Background

Harvey has developed courses and taught Programme and Project Management, Operations Management and Research Methods at the University of Bath, Cardiff Business School, NIMBAS (Holland and Germany), Copenhagen Business School, Warwick Business School and Kasetsart University (Bangkok, Thailand).

He was involved in the EPSRC's Rethinking PM Network, and PMI's Value of Project Management study. He is a member of PMI's Academic Member Advisory Group and ESRC's peer review college.


Current activities

Harvey's areas of expertise are:

  • Project and programme management
  • Adoption of promising practices
  • Implementing strategy
  • Operations strategy.

His is currently researching the management of complexity, the adoption (and non-adoption) of promising practices, and the development of organisational strategy for programme and project management.

He is the author of Europe's best-selling project management text (Maylor, H (2010) Project Management, 4th edition, FT Prentice Hall) which has been translated into four other languages.


Clients

Harvey has worked with organisations from both public and private sectors as a trainer and consultant, including BAe Systems, McKinseys, Transport for London, Babcock Marine, QinetiQ, Network Rail, UK research councils and numerous SMEs. He has received funding for his work in project management and new product development from industry, the UK government and the European Commission.


Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Turner N, Swart J & Maylor H (2013) Ambidexterity in Action: A Multi-Case Investigation at the Level of the Project. In: Management Learning Conference, Lancaster, 18 March 2013.
  • Turner N, Swart J & Maylor H (2013) Intertwined: ambidexterity architectures at the level of the project. In: EURAM 2013: 13th European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Istanbul, 26-29 June 2013.
  • Turner N, Maylor H & Swart J (2012) Ambidexterity in Action: A Qualitative Investigation of How to Achieve Exploitation and Exploration. In: EURAM 2012 - 12th European Academy of Management Conference, Rotterdam, 6 June 2012.
  • Turner N, Maylor H, Swart J & Lee-Kelley L (2012) Managerial Practices Enabling Ambidexterity: A Multi-Case Approach. In: OLKC 2012, Valencia, 25 April 2012.
  • Maylor H & Huemann M (2011) Snakes and Ladders: Gaining and Losing Capability in PPM. In: IRNOP 2011, Montreal.
  • Huemann M & Maylor H (2011) From Accidental Profession to Accidental Capability: Cases in Gaining and Losing Organizational Capability in the Management of Projects. In: EURAM 2011 - 11th European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Tallinn, 1 June 2011.
  • Brady T, Maylor H & Johnson M (2011) Complex Government Procurement, Paradoxes and The Intelligent Client. In: EURAM 2011 - 11th European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Tallinn, 1 June 2011.
  • Turner N, Swart J & Maylor H (2011) Managerial Ambidexterity in IT-Services Projects. In: EURAM 2011 - 11th European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Tallinn, 1 June 2011.
  • Turner N, Maylor H & Swart J (2011) Ambidexterity-as-Practice: Understanding the role of the manager in IT-Services Projects. In: OLKC 2011, Hull, 12 April 2011.
  • Maylor H & Johnson M (2010) It's not my fault! Exploring the role of the client in complex program performance. In: PMI Research and Education Conference, Washington, 5 July 2010.
  • Maylor H, Geraldi J, Johnson M & Turner N (2010) I can't get no...: moving on from the dominant approaches to managing quality in complex programs.. In: PMI Research and Education Conference, Washington, 5 July 2010.
  • Geraldi J, Maylor H, Colquhoun S & Pellegrinelli S (2010) Finding the right person for the job: rethinking work-worker fit in PPM. In: PMI Research and Education Conference, Washington, 11 July 2010.
  • Kutsch E, Maylor H, Lupson J & Partington D (2009) Performers, trackers, lemmings and the lost: sustained false optimism in forecasting project outcomes - evidence from a quasi-experiment. In: IRNOP IX, Berlin.
  • Maylor H, Geraldi J, Johnson M & Turner N (2009) Mind the Gap! Temporal disconnects in the provision of complex service offerings. In: EurOMA 2009 Conference, Gothenburg, 14 June 2009.
  • Maylor H & Johnson M (2009) How's Your Outsourcing? The role of the intelligent client in complex outsourced programme delivery. In: 2nd International EurOMA Service Operations Management Forum, Barcelona, 5 October 2009.
  • Brady T & Maylor H (2009) Living with paradox in project contexts: a clue to the way forward. In: IRNOP IX, Berlin.
  • Lee-Kelley L & Maylor H (2009) Educating programme managers to realise their potentials: What does it mean?. In: Project Leadership Conference, Said Business School, Oxford, 19 May 2009.
  • Maylor H, Brady T & Thomas J (2008) Towards a Theory of Complicity. In: PMI Research Conference, Warsaw.
  • Partington D, Maylor H, Kutsch E & Lupson J (2008) Sustained false optimism in project performance tracking: Evidence from an MBA project management simulation. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society, La Jolla.
  • Maylor H & Whitty J (2007) Complexity and Project Managers' Competencies. In: 7th International Research Workshop on Project Management, Lille.
  • Maylor H, Brady T & Thomas J (2007) A Theory of Complicity. In: IRNOP Conference, Brighton.
  • Maylor H (2007) Managerial Complexity: Implications for Teaching and Learning in Project Management. In: 4th Conference on Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Project Management, Bournemouth.
  • Whitty J & Maylor H (2007) ... and Then Came Complex Project Management. In: IPMA 21st Global Congress, Krakow, 18 June 2007.
  • Maylor H, Brady T, Cooke-Davies T & Hodgson D (2006) Rethinking project management. In: 6th International Research Workshop on Project Management, Lille.
  • Maylor H, Brady T, Cooke-Davies T & Hodgson D (2006) Programmification?. In: EURAM annual conference, Oslo.
  • Maylor H (2006) The textbook responds.... In: 3rd Workshop on Making Projects Critical, Manchester.
  • Maylor H (2005) Teaching critical chain project management. In: 3rd ILT-BEST Conference on Excellence in Teaching Project Management, Bournemouth.
  • Kutsch E & Maylor H (2005) If it ain't broke ... Recognising failure as a first step to realising improvement opportunities in IT project processes. In: EurOMA annual conference, Budapest.
  • Maylor H (2003) Some thoughts on assisting learning in project management through case studies. In: 2nd ILT-BEST Conference on Excellence in Teaching Project Management, Bournemouth.
  • Maylor H & Blackmon K (2001) The diffusion and effectiveness of tools for managing and improving the new product development process in the UK. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2001*, Washington, DC, 3 August 2001.
  • Maylor H & Radnor Z (2000) Policy, Practice and Performance .... and what happens in between. In: BAM 2000, Edinburgh, 13 September 2000.
  • Maylor H (2000) Beyond the Gantt Chart: Project Management Moving on. In: BAM 2000, Edinburgh, 13 September 2000.
  • Maylor H (2000) Another silver bullet? A review of the TOC Approach to Project Management. In: 7th EurOMA Conference, Ghent.
  • Maylor H (1999) Process Knowledge and Process Improvement: A Review & Empirical Study in New Product Development. In: BAM 1999, Manchester, 15 September 1999.

Books

  • Maylor H (2010) Project Management. London: Financial Times Prentice Hall, ed. 4th edition.
  • Maylor H & Blackmon K (2005) Researching Business and Management. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, ed. 1st edition.
  • Maylor H (2003) What Really Matters in Operations Management. the 8th International Conference of the European Operations Management Association, Bath, UK. International Journal of Operations & Production Management. Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Brown S, Blackmon K, Cousins, P & Maylor H (2001) Operations Management: Policy, Practice and Performance Improvement. A Butterworth-Heinemann Title, ed. 1st edition.
  • Maylor H (1998) Business Project Management: The Primer. Hull: University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.
  • Maylor H (1998) Business Project Management: Study Guides 1-8. Hull: University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.
  • Maylor H (1998) Business Project Management: Study Guides 9-16. Hull: University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.
  • Maylor H (1998) Business Project Management: The Study Guides (MBA). Hull: University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.