Alexander Budzier is the Fellow in Management Practice in the Field of Information Systems. His research focusses on the challenges of managing projects - not only in the field of IT but also in hard and soft infrastructure, energy, megaevents and organisational change.
He is teaching and developing courses on the subjects of project and programme management, risk management and systems thinking. At Oxford, he regularly teaches on the MSc for Major Programme Management, the MBA and MPP programme and at the Major Project Leadership Academy, a leadership development programme for the top project managers in the UK civil service. Alexander works with private and public sector organisations to build their individual and organisational capabilities to master the challenges of working with, in and around projects and programmes.
He completed his doctoral studies at Saïd Business School in 2014. Prior to joining Oxford he worked at T-Mobile International and was a consultant with McKinsey's Business Technology Office in Düsseldorf and Chicago, where he advised clients on IT and operations issues.
Alexander’s current research focuses on the challenges of IT-enabled change, novel ways of project set-ups and the risks of projects.
The research on the risk of IT projects is currently being prepared for publication. The first conference paper, titled 'Making Sense of the Impact and Importance of Outliers in Project Management through the Use of Power Laws' won the best presentation award at 11th IRNOP Conference (International Research Network on Organizing by Projects), 16-19 June, Oslo.
Preliminary results have been published in:
The research has been featured in, among others: Financial Times, Forbes, BBC Radio 4, MIT Technology Review, ComputerWeekly, McKinsey Quarterly, InformationWeek, and BBC News.
Saïd Business School
Executive Education Centre